Convert and Paste 0.1 Released

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I posted the results of my first add-on for Firefox called Convert and Paste. XUL is the framework that Firefox uses to implement all of the browser UI, and it is actually a quite interesting system for UI creation and extension. I defined an overlay that put a new menu item, and some bindings to keys for my add-on, as well as some a properties page to control the add-on.

Convert and Paste allows you to apply regular expressions to the contents of the clipboard and have those contents modified as they are being pasted. I actually created this out of a slight frustration of repeatedly having to convert slashes from backward to forward when pasting links to files on to our corporate wiki from my Windows laptop.

The add-on is GPL and I'll post it to SourceForge soon. For now, you can see it on my site at