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For vim (neovim) users -- something seriously cool, and relevant to forum/comment posting
wvstolzing commented on 6 January 2020 at 10:15 pm UTC

Finally, someone has fulfilled -- at least for Firefox & Chrome -- neovim's promise of embedding client windows inside any type of text box. I'm writing this post right now on a neovim instance running inside the new topic text box on the GoL forums, on Firefox. (Haven't tested yet on Chromium.)

Some links for the interested:
https://jdhao.github.io/2020/01/01/firenvim_nvim_inside_browser/
https://github.com/glacambre/firenvim

This is quite new, of course; and I think I'd be a bit more comfortable if it were running inside a sandbox; but nevertheless, for vim lovers everywhere, this could well be the end of half functional emulation extensions.

-- and here's a screenshot as to how it looks:
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Shmerl commented on 7 January 2020 at 5:00 am UTC

Interesting. For those who didn't read. neovim has remote UI API, that can be accessed through the IPC. Browser add-on serves as a frontend for it, extending text input controls into rich editors.

https://github.com/neovim/neovim/wiki/UI-architecture
https://github.com/msgpack-rpc/msgpack-rpc


Last edited by Shmerl on 7 January 2020 at 5:01 am UTC

WorMzy commented on 7 January 2020 at 12:09 pm UTC

I'm happy enough with qutebrowser's pop-out to editor for this, but having the editor embedded in the browser would be pretty cool!

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