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Firefox's BBCodeXtra add-on discontinued. Replacement?

Post by mamba » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:47 pm

The new Firefox Quantum does not work with the excellent and indispensible BBCodeXtra addon. The developer is too busy to update it.

Really, phpBB's built in BBcode editor is piss-poor compared to this add-on. Just one example: if you have a multi-line list of points you want to convert to a bulleted list, the add-on can do it with one click.

Is there any other stand-alone program one can use as a decent bbcode editor that has some of BBCodeXtra's abilities?
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Re: Firefox's BBCodeXtra add-on discontinued. Replacement?

Post by Mick » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:32 pm

The link doesn’t work.
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Re: Firefox's BBCodeXtra add-on discontinued. Replacement?

Post by mamba » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:44 pm

Sorry, fixed.
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Re: Firefox's BBCodeXtra add-on discontinued. Replacement?

Post by mamba » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:09 pm

It's really sad that a little piece of code called BBCodeXtra, written part time by an Italian, is waaay more useful than the BBCode in the default phpbb editor.

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Re: Firefox's BBCodeXtra add-on discontinued. Replacement?

Post by AmigoJack » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:40 am

YMMV; juggling thru a menu instead of having a key combination would be equally painful to me. All whining put aside it's not that difficult to modify /assets/javascript/editor.js to do just that - I did this 7+ years ago and can perfectly turn multiple lines into a BBCode list with bullets thru ALT+SHIFT+L, while ALT+SHIFT+W asks me for either a text or a URI based on what is selected. An alternative is to write your own userscript so it works on every phpBB installation, not just the ones you can manage.

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Re: Firefox's BBCodeXtra add-on discontinued. Replacement?

Post by mamba » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:25 pm

And that is better than an enhanced bbcode editor how?

Looks like while I am "whining" others want to boast

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