A solid Firefox extension for turning any textarea into a rich editor

I’m still looking for a Firefox extension that will turn any textarea (such as those found in forms) into a powerful text editor. Meanwhile, I just found Xinha Here! It turns any textarea into a pretty decent HTML editor. The little secret is that an HTML editor is also a text editor. Not a very powerful text editor, but you have search and replace!

In a day and age when I start wondering whether my kids will not learn about programming in a browser, a good browser-based text editor is really needed. We need more tools like Xinha.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

One thought on “A solid Firefox extension for turning any textarea into a rich editor”

  1. I too would like a text editor for textarea. While HTML editors are great sometimes you either want to bypass the HTML generator and edit it directly or you are editting something besides HTML where syntax highlighting, find and replace and other nicities would be, well, nice.

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