Text Expander

Text Expander 1.1.0 CRX for Chrome

A Free Accessibility Extension

Published By moondev

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Text Expander for Chrome

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Tech Specs

  • • Type: Browser Extension
  • • Latest Version: 1.1.0
  • • Price: Freeware
  • • Offline: No
  • • Developer: moondev

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Download Count

  • • Total Downloads
  • 11
  • • Current Version Downloads
  • 11
  • • Updated: June 14, 2021

Text Expander is a free Accessibility Extension for Chrome. You could download the latest version crx file and install it.

More About Text Expander

Expand a snippet of text to a longer form, using a hotkey (e.g., "so" → "site:stackoverflow.com"). Works in most text inputs, such as search boxes and multi-line comment fields.

Adding a text snippet:
• Click/open the extension.
• In the first box: enter the abbreviated text, without spaces, to be replaced a longer form in the second text box.
• In the second box: enter the expanded form, replacing the "prefix" text from the first box.

To use a saved snippet:
• In any input box, type your prefix text and use the assigned shortcut (default is "Ctrl+Shift+G".
• For the expansion to work, the prefix text must be separated from other words by a space.
• The caret (blinking text cursor) must be on or around the prefix word. For example, lets say the pipe character (|) is your caret placement:

how to exit vim? so| (valid)
how to exit vim? s|o (valid)
how to exit vim? |so (valid)
how to exit vim?| so (invalid)

To remove a text snippet:
• Click/open the extension.
• Check any boxes you'd like removed.
• Click the "Remove" button and reopen the extension.

Notes and limitations:
• Expansion won't work in some input fields.
• Expansion won't work in the Omnibox (Chrome's address bar/search bar).
• Expansion won't work in the startup page search bar.
• The prefix text doesn't need to be highlighted.
• The prefix-expansion pair is saved locally on your browser.

Change Notes:
• Changes: 2nd input box now changed to to allow multi-line expansions.
• Bug fix: Long expansions in the extension are now scrollable.
• Bug fix: Removing local storage items doesn't refresh list.

Check the source code on GitHub:

Download Text Expander 1.1.0

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