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Herb
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      12-05-2004
I'm trying to get away from MSIE, but still find a few advantages using
MSIE.

When I edit my website's HTML in MSIE (View > Source), the HTML opens
directly into Notepad, my HTML editor-of-preference.

This is not the case apparently in FFox. Is there a way to set up FFox
so that the (View > Page Source) menu/function in FFox opens either in
Notepad or Wordpad? The only way I can see is to copy/paste all the
HTML from (View > Page Source), and then save it back to Notepad.

Thanx

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Jowah
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      12-05-2004
Herb wrote:
> I'm trying to get away from MSIE, but still find a few advantages using
> MSIE.
>
> When I edit my website's HTML in MSIE (View > Source), the HTML opens
> directly into Notepad, my HTML editor-of-preference.
>
> This is not the case apparently in FFox. Is there a way to set up FFox
> so that the (View > Page Source) menu/function in FFox opens either in
> Notepad or Wordpad? The only way I can see is to copy/paste all the
> HTML from (View > Page Source), and then save it back to Notepad.
>
> Thanx
>
> --
> Herb
>

You wouldn't have to copy and paste the html. After you hit View > page
source, and the source comes up, just hit file > save as > and change
the extension to .txt. Then it will open in wordpad or notepad. As far
as getting FF to do this automatically...I don't think you can.
 
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Gran
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      12-05-2004
Herb wrote:

> I'm trying to get away from MSIE, but still find a few advantages using
> MSIE.
>
> When I edit my website's HTML in MSIE (View > Source), the HTML opens
> directly into Notepad, my HTML editor-of-preference.
>
> This is not the case apparently in FFox. Is there a way to set up FFox
> so that the (View > Page Source) menu/function in FFox opens either in
> Notepad or Wordpad? The only way I can see is to copy/paste all the
> HTML from (View > Page Source), and then save it back to Notepad.


Search for "mozilla composer". I've also seen a WYSIWYG editor writtin in
JavaScript which allows you to edit html on the fly. Haven't investigated
in depth, but it was pretty neat.


>
> Thanx
>


 
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Leonidas Jones
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      12-06-2004
Herb wrote:
> I'm trying to get away from MSIE, but still find a few advantages using
> MSIE.
>
> When I edit my website's HTML in MSIE (View > Source), the HTML opens
> directly into Notepad, my HTML editor-of-preference.
>
> This is not the case apparently in FFox. Is there a way to set up FFox
> so that the (View > Page Source) menu/function in FFox opens either in
> Notepad or Wordpad? The only way I can see is to copy/paste all the
> HTML from (View > Page Source), and then save it back to Notepad.
>
> Thanx
>
> --
> Herb
>


The Launchy extension allows you to open the source in the editor of
your choice:

http://gemal.dk/mozilla/launchy.html

Lee
 
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R Fruth in Houston
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      12-06-2004
somewhere someone said
> Herb wrote:
>
>> I'm trying to get away from MSIE, but still find a few advantages
>> using MSIE.
>>
>> When I edit my website's HTML in MSIE (View > Source), the HTML opens
>> directly into Notepad, my HTML editor-of-preference.
>> This is not the case apparently in FFox. Is there a way to set up
>> FFox so that the (View > Page Source) menu/function in FFox opens
>> either in Notepad or Wordpad? The only way I can see is to copy/paste
>> all the HTML from (View > Page Source), and then save it back to
>> Notepad.
>>
>> Thanx
>>
>> --
>> Herb

>
>
> The Launchy extension allows you to open the source in the editor of
> your choice:
>
> http://gemal.dk/mozilla/launchy.html
>
> Lee


Lee you are a wealth of information !

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Leonidas Jones
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      12-06-2004
R Fruth in Houston wrote:
> somewhere someone said
>
>> Herb wrote:
>>
>>> I'm trying to get away from MSIE, but still find a few advantages
>>> using MSIE.
>>>
>>> When I edit my website's HTML in MSIE (View > Source), the HTML
>>> opens directly into Notepad, my HTML editor-of-preference.
>>> This is not the case apparently in FFox. Is there a way to set up
>>> FFox so that the (View > Page Source) menu/function in FFox opens
>>> either in Notepad or Wordpad? The only way I can see is to
>>> copy/paste all the HTML from (View > Page Source), and then save it
>>> back to Notepad.
>>>
>>> Thanx
>>>
>>> --
>>> Herb

>>
>>
>>
>> The Launchy extension allows you to open the source in the editor of
>> your choice:
>>
>> http://gemal.dk/mozilla/launchy.html
>>
>> Lee

>
>
> Lee you are a wealth of information !
>


I hang out with smart people and steal their secrets!!

Lee
 
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Herb
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      12-07-2004
Leonidas Jones wrote:

> Herb wrote:
>
>> I'm trying to get away from MSIE, but still find a few advantages
>> using MSIE.
>>
>> When I edit my website's HTML in MSIE (View > Source), the HTML
>> opens directly into Notepad, my HTML editor-of-preference.
>> This is not the case apparently in FFox. Is there a way to set up
>> FFox so that the (View > Page Source) menu/function in FFox opens
>> either in Notepad or Wordpad? The only way I can see is to
>> copy/paste all the HTML from (View > Page Source), and then save it
>> back to Notepad.
>>
>> Thanx
>>
>> --
>> Herb

>
>
> The Launchy extension allows you to open the source in the editor of
> your choice:
>
> http://gemal.dk/mozilla/launchy.html
>
> Lee



OK, next problem: I've downloaded Launchy. When I view my webpage from
my C-drive -- where I do my webpage editing -- (e.g., the HTML file is
located at C:\Homepage\filename.html), and right-click on the C-drive
webpage to open by way of* Launchy > View Source in Notepad*, I get a
pop-up Windows message which basically says "The filename, directory
name or volume label syntax is incorrect." I click "OK" and then see a
blank, Untitled Notepad file.

--Herb

 
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Leonidas Jones
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      12-07-2004
Herb wrote:
> Leonidas Jones wrote:
>
>> Herb wrote:
>>
>>> I'm trying to get away from MSIE, but still find a few advantages
>>> using MSIE.
>>>
>>> When I edit my website's HTML in MSIE (View > Source), the HTML
>>> opens directly into Notepad, my HTML editor-of-preference.
>>> This is not the case apparently in FFox. Is there a way to set up
>>> FFox so that the (View > Page Source) menu/function in FFox opens
>>> either in Notepad or Wordpad? The only way I can see is to
>>> copy/paste all the HTML from (View > Page Source), and then save it
>>> back to Notepad.
>>>
>>> Thanx
>>>
>>> --
>>> Herb

>>
>>
>> The Launchy extension allows you to open the source in the editor of
>> your choice:
>>
>> http://gemal.dk/mozilla/launchy.html
>>
>> Lee

>
>
> OK, next problem: I've downloaded Launchy. When I view my webpage from
> my C-drive -- where I do my webpage editing -- (e.g., the HTML file is
> located at C:\Homepage\filename.html), and right-click on the C-drive
> webpage to open by way of* Launchy > View Source in Notepad*, I get a
> pop-up Windows message which basically says "The filename, directory
> name or volume label syntax is incorrect." I click "OK" and then see a
> blank, Untitled Notepad file.
>
> --Herb


Fudge, you're right. I do note that the link I have for Wordpad does
work, if you want to try that. Notepad is supposed to be auto detected,
so I guess something has gone wrong there.

I don't use Notepad to edit. I use 1st Page 2000, which I set up by
creating a launchy.xml file as directed at the web site. You could try
using could use this to reset Notepad, I guess.

I'll try playing around with it a bit.
 
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Leonidas Jones
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      12-07-2004
Leonidas Jones wrote:
> Herb wrote:
>
>> Leonidas Jones wrote:
>>
>>> Herb wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'm trying to get away from MSIE, but still find a few advantages
>>>> using MSIE.
>>>>
>>>> When I edit my website's HTML in MSIE (View > Source), the HTML
>>>> opens directly into Notepad, my HTML editor-of-preference.
>>>> This is not the case apparently in FFox. Is there a way to set up
>>>> FFox so that the (View > Page Source) menu/function in FFox opens
>>>> either in Notepad or Wordpad? The only way I can see is to
>>>> copy/paste all the HTML from (View > Page Source), and then save it
>>>> back to Notepad.
>>>>
>>>> Thanx
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Herb
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> The Launchy extension allows you to open the source in the editor of
>>> your choice:
>>>
>>> http://gemal.dk/mozilla/launchy.html
>>>
>>> Lee

>>
>>
>>
>> OK, next problem: I've downloaded Launchy. When I view my webpage
>> from my C-drive -- where I do my webpage editing -- (e.g., the HTML
>> file is located at C:\Homepage\filename.html), and right-click on the
>> C-drive webpage to open by way of* Launchy > View Source in Notepad*,
>> I get a pop-up Windows message which basically says "The filename,
>> directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect." I click "OK" and
>> then see a blank, Untitled Notepad file.
>>
>> --Herb

>
>
> Fudge, you're right. I do note that the link I have for Wordpad does
> work, if you want to try that. Notepad is supposed to be auto detected,
> so I guess something has gone wrong there.
>
> I don't use Notepad to edit. I use 1st Page 2000, which I set up by
> creating a launchy.xml file as directed at the web site. You could try
> using could use this to reset Notepad, I guess.
>
> I'll try playing around with it a bit.


No good, I got two listings for notepad, both delivered the same error.
All my other listings, Wordpad, 1stPage, Open Office, Mozilla Composer
and Netscape Composer all work.

It has to be a bug in Launchy. I filed it in Mozdev's Bugzilla:

http://bugzilla.mozdev.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8299

Add a comment and vote for it if you like.

Lee
 
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Herb
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      12-07-2004
Leonidas Jones wrote:

> Leonidas Jones wrote:
>
>> Herb wrote:
>>
>>> Leonidas Jones wrote:
>>>
>>>> Herb wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I'm trying to get away from MSIE, but still find a few advantages
>>>>> using MSIE.
>>>>>
>>>>> When I edit my website's HTML in MSIE (View > Source), the HTML
>>>>> opens directly into Notepad, my HTML editor-of-preference.
>>>>> This is not the case apparently in FFox. Is there a way to set up
>>>>> FFox so that the (View > Page Source) menu/function in FFox opens
>>>>> either in Notepad or Wordpad? The only way I can see is to
>>>>> copy/paste all the HTML from (View > Page Source), and then save
>>>>> it back to Notepad.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanx
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Herb
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The Launchy extension allows you to open the source in the editor
>>>> of your choice:
>>>>
>>>> http://gemal.dk/mozilla/launchy.html
>>>>
>>>> Lee
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> OK, next problem: I've downloaded Launchy. When I view my webpage
>>> from my C-drive -- where I do my webpage editing -- (e.g., the HTML
>>> file is located at C:\Homepage\filename.html), and right-click on
>>> the C-drive webpage to open by way of* Launchy > View Source in
>>> Notepad*, I get a pop-up Windows message which basically says "The
>>> filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect." I
>>> click "OK" and then see a blank, Untitled Notepad file.
>>>
>>> --Herb

>>
>>
>>
>> Fudge, you're right. I do note that the link I have for Wordpad does
>> work, if you want to try that. Notepad is supposed to be auto
>> detected, so I guess something has gone wrong there.
>>
>> I don't use Notepad to edit. I use 1st Page 2000, which I set up by
>> creating a launchy.xml file as directed at the web site. You could
>> try using could use this to reset Notepad, I guess.
>>
>> I'll try playing around with it a bit.

>
>
> No good, I got two listings for notepad, both delivered the same
> error. All my other listings, Wordpad, 1stPage, Open Office, Mozilla
> Composer and Netscape Composer all work.
>
> It has to be a bug in Launchy. I filed it in Mozdev's Bugzilla:
>
> http://bugzilla.mozdev.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8299
>
> Add a comment and vote for it if you like.
>
> Lee



Thanx, Lee. The "bug reporting" is all new to me. What's the next step
and how do I find out when/if bug is de-bugged.?

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