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Implemented plain text editor preference

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Jake Bunce, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I want to only use the plain text editor. I can click the button for it [​IMG] but it doesn't persist. Can we have a preference for it?
  2. Floris

    Floris Guest

    It is not persistent indeed, I wouldn't mind if it is a preference indeed. +1
  3. NolF

    NolF Active Member

    There really needs to be a setting, non-plain-text editors have a tendency to break markups :(
  4. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Not if implemented correctly.

    On one of our sites we do a lot of quoting from other sites and it's playing havoc in the current editor with fonts, italics, and font sizes.
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I sometimes want to paste text from another source, but the formatting is wrong on the second source.
    I mostly just want the text, so I wrote a script in AutoHotKey that will paste just the text. It works great in Word, but doesnt work great here.
    I just paste anything from the clipboard, stripped of markup by pressing Windows Key + V

    Clip0 = %ClipBoardAll%
    ClipBoard = %ClipBoard% ; Convert to text
    Send ^v ; For best compatibility: SendPlay
    Sleep 50 ; Don't change clipboard while it is pasted! (Sleep > 0)
    ClipBoard = %Clip0% ; Restore original ClipBoard
    VarSetCapacity(Clip0, 0) ; Free memory
  6. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    The trouble with any kind of a solution like that is, then you're going to have to explain it to people -- who are used to just being able to copy/paste, and who won't understand why they have to go through all this hoopla to do a simple thing that was never a problem before. Especially when so many other things are so much more advanced.

    (Why are we using this - because it loads faster or something? There must be some huge advantage to it that I don't know about, since there are so many disadvantages.)
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    The average forum user really likes WYSIWYG editors.
  8. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    No I mean, this tinyMC I think it's called? (And yeah, that was a typo above. Which reminds me - I hope we get inline editing back again.)
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    TinyMCE - Javascript WYSIWYG Editor

    TinyMCE is a platform independent web based Javascript HTML WYSIWYG editor control released as Open Source under LGPL by Moxiecode Systems AB. It has the ability to convert HTML TEXTAREA fields or other HTML elements to editor instances. TinyMCE is very easy to integrate into other Content Management Systems.

  10. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I'm just wondering what the advantage is over (for example) something like the vBulletin editor, which I assume wasn't tinyMCE, based on the vast differences between the two.
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Personally I would really like to have the option of a plain text editor with BB Code buttons, which would be the best of both worlds.
    Dean, NolF and anotheralias like this.
  12. NolF

    NolF Active Member

  13. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Me too. Much grief without that for us.

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