An editor in your web browser

Text Area

Article from Issue 150/2013
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A browser and a text editor are staples of daily computing, so it makes perfect sense to combine the two for better efficiency.

If you find the idea of editing text in your browser appealing, you will probably be pleased to learn that several possible solutions can add this functionality to a browser – be it Google Chrome, Chromium, or Mozilla Firefox.

Clever One-Liners

Using a single line of simple code in an HTML5-capable browser, you can turn a browser window into a disposable notepad by typing the following text into the location bar:

data:text/html, <html contenteditable>

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