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Firefox's BBCodeXtra add-on discontinued. Replacement?

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:47 pm
by mamba
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?

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

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:32 pm
by Mick
The link doesn’t work.

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

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:44 pm
by mamba
Sorry, fixed.

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

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:09 pm
by mamba
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?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:40 am
by AmigoJack
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.

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

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:25 pm
by mamba
And that is better than an enhanced bbcode editor how?

I now use Chrome to post on phpbb. Chrome has a BBCode extension called bbCodeInsert, which is not as good but is better than nothing.

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

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:14 pm
by Matthew G. Saroff
Have an alpha version of a bbCode replacement (including clipboard commands).

See this discussion.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:45 pm
by open-your-eyes
I do not see the point of using BBCodeXtra. Is good for nothing.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:22 pm
by Matthew G. Saroff
open-your-eyes wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:45 pm
I do not see the point of using BBCodeXtra. Is good for nothing.
What features do you want on my update? (You should post it here)