Bee (Browser's external editor) is a Google Chrome (Chromium) extension for
textarea fields and fields having
on (e.g. Google+ uses such kind of input field) with an external editor.
This extension relies on a native messaging host written in Python. So Python is required. You'll also need some extra steps described in the following section. Python versions 2 and 3 are both supported.
Linux and OS X
Run the following commands in a terminal:
d=/tmp/chrome-bee; mkdir -p $d; cd $d wget -q -O - https://bitbucket.org/osmanov/chrome-bee/get/master.tar.gz | tar -xzf - --strip-components 1 sudo ./host/install.sh
Chrome will ask for some confirmations. Give your approval, and you're done.
Currently Windows is not supported. Pull requests are welcome though.
To uninstall the native messaging host run the following command in terminal:
Go to Extensions page (
chrome://extensions). Click on
Options page allows to enter a command to launch external editor. Enter some
command and close the tab.
Optionally assign custom keyboard shortcut for
Bee.2 Default is
- Set cursor on some editable area.
- Invoke the keyboard shortcut.
- After a moment the text (if any) should appear your editor.
- Edit the text, save it, then close editor's window.
Now the text in the text area should be updated.
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