Editing Webpages Directly from Mozilla -- Is it Possible?

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Herb, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. Herb

    Herb Guest

    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
     
    Herb, Dec 5, 2004
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  2. Herb

    Jowah Guest

    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.
     
    Jowah, Dec 5, 2004
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  3. Herb

    Gran Guest

    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
    >
     
    Gran, Dec 5, 2004
    #3
  4. 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
     
    Leonidas Jones, Dec 6, 2004
    #4
  5. 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 !

    --
    Rob Fruth - Houston, Tx
    http://www.rfruth.net

    1981 Raleigh for errands & fun ____ __o
    1997 Trek 2300 for real fun ! ____ _ \ | _)
    2000 Civic hatchback (_)/ (_)
     
    R Fruth in Houston, Dec 6, 2004
    #5
  6. 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
     
    Leonidas Jones, Dec 6, 2004
    #6
  7. Herb

    Herb Guest

    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
     
    Herb, Dec 7, 2004
    #7
  8. 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.
     
    Leonidas Jones, Dec 7, 2004
    #8
  9. 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
     
    Leonidas Jones, Dec 7, 2004
    #9
  10. Herb

    Herb Guest

    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.?

    --
    Herb
     
    Herb, Dec 7, 2004
    #10
  11. Herb wrote:
    > 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.?
    >
    > --
    > Herb
    >


    If you click the link I provided, it should bring you to the page for
    the bug, where you will see the original post, and my supplemental
    comment. You will have to create an account in Mozdev's bugzilla,
    (different then mozilla.org's bugzilla) in order to post a confirming
    comment.

    The confirmation will be important, to show that it is not just me that
    sees the problem.

    By the way, if you see the comment I added, this occurs for me if I use
    launchy>>view source>>notepad on windows ME. On XP, its working fine.
    What OS are you on?

    Lee
     
    Leonidas Jones, Dec 7, 2004
    #11
  12. Herb

    Herb Guest

    Leonidas Jones wrote:

    > Herb wrote:
    >
    >> 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.?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Herb
    >>

    >
    > If you click the link I provided, it should bring you to the page for
    > the bug, where you will see the original post, and my supplemental
    > comment. You will have to create an account in Mozdev's bugzilla,
    > (different then mozilla.org's bugzilla) in order to post a confirming
    > comment.
    >
    > The confirmation will be important, to show that it is not just me
    > that sees the problem.
    >
    > By the way, if you see the comment I added, this occurs for me if I
    > use launchy>>view source>>notepad on windows ME. On XP, its working
    > fine. What OS are you on?
    >
    > Lee


    I use Win2000 with Serv Pk 4.
    --Herb
     
    Herb, Dec 7, 2004
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