file explorer - context menu: open with text editor

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file explorer - context menu: open with text editor

Unread post by quan » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:37 pm

File explorer in web-UI is fine but I miss something. I have several text files (.php, .item, .sitemap. ,properties, ....) and I want to edit them regularly via web interface because I do not always have the possibility to access the files via network shared folder etc..

So I have to start text editor separately. Then I have to choose the correct file path and the file, open it and save it.
This could be done faster.

Can you add a "edit with text editor" to the context menu when a user clicks on a file in file explorer (irrespective of the file extension) that opens the file directly in the editor?
This would make working with files much easier!


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Re: file explorer - context menu: open with text editor

Unread post by RheinNerd83 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:04 pm

If you have "Text Editor" installed from package center you should have a context menu entry reading "Open with Text Editor" for certain file types, including php.

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