Looks like UberWriter is still alive as a flatpak. I don't know if it will stay active, but I'm fond of that little program, so yay.

uberwriter.github.io/uberwrite

@hund

I've been meaning for age to get the hang of Vim, but just haven't taken the time. I think I've even installed Goyo with that intention. Such a slacker.

Going to go install it again now! :)

@cameron @hund I actually used qutebrowser for a while, as using that daily got my head around using vim a lot quicker as many shortcuts are common.

@ignitionigel @cameron That's kinda how I got into Vim. I was using Firefox and I wanted to have more keybindings. I stumbled upon Vimperator which I liked and casually used for a long time. And the more efficient I become with it the more curious I got about Vim itself.

Fast forward to today and pretty much everything on my computer acts like Vim by now. And I can't stand any other web browser than qutebrowser now either. :)

@hund @ignitionigel @cameron

> pretty much everything on my computer acts like Vim

How about Mastodon? That's one of the least-vim-like parts of my daily computer use, but I'd love to change that

@codesections @ignitionigel @cameron I use the plugin bitlbee-mastodon for Bitlbee, which I use with WeeChat. But I also use the CLI tool toot when I want to post an image or look up a profile or something like that. :)

@codesections @hund @ignitionigel @cameron I just use brutaldon.online for Mastodon, either in qutebrowser or lynx. Not quite vim-like, but better keyboard use than vanilla Masto.

@pinguino @hund @ignitionigel @cameron My problem with using quitebrowser for Mastodon is that I *really* can't spell, and quitebrowser doesn't have a spell check (understandable—they're hard to implement well).

I'm not familiar with Bitlbee. Does it check spelling?

@codesections @cameron @ignitionigel @hund @pinguino Hold your horses! Set your $EDITOR of choice with `:set editor.command '["urxvt", "-e", "vim", "{}"]'`. I use Vim and with Vim I have spellcheck. I think Ctrl+E spawns the $EDITOR by default, I have it set to Ctrl+I for reasons I can't remember.

@hund @cameron @ignitionigel @pinguino
Test toot using Vim with the set.editor command—it seems to work, but not to include my config settings or spellcheck. I'll have to look into this more!

@codesections @cameron @ignitionigel @pinguino If you're using zsh you can use the feature `edit-command-line`. It lets you spawn your $EDITOR and edit whatever you're doing in zsh.

But there's some issues with Vim and the zsh buffer not wanting to spellcheck it. It should work if you add `autocmd FileType zsh syntax spell toplevel` to your Vim configuration. I have only tested it briefly, but it seems to be working fine.

@codesections @cameron @ignitionigel @hund @pinguino Bitlbee is just a server which you connect to with your IRC client of choice. I use WeeChat and it supports both spellcheck and using your $EDITOR via plugins. I wrote about it here[1] and here[2] on my old blog which is in Swedish. If you can't figure out how to do it, let me know and I'll translate it for you.

[1]: hund.github.io/2017/09/03/kom-
[2]: hund.github.io/2018/02/27/anva

@codesections

To activate spell checking on Qutebrowser (webengine bsckend)

Make sure your versions of PyQt and Qt are 5.8 or higher.

Use dictcli.py script[0] to install dictionaries. Run the script with -h for the parameter description.

Set spellcheck.languages to the desired list of languages, e.g.::set spellcheck.languages "['en-US', 'pl-PL']"

@cameron @ignitionigel @hund @pinguino


[0] https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/blob/master/scripts/dictcli.py
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