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Did you know you could use your browser as a text editor? Us neither ...
Thanks to Simon Ranson for contributing this bit of trivia: what to type into your browser's address bar to turn it into a text editor.

Posted by Andy Brown on 02 December 2020

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Using your browser as an editor

Lost your pen in an important meeting?  You could always open up a notepad in your browser!  Just type in this:

data:text/html, <html contenteditable>

Here's how you can use this to write poetry in Microsoft Edge, for example:

Editing in a browser

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any way to save what you've typed, other than copying and pasting it!

Thanks to Simon Ranson of NE Lincs Council for drawing my attention to this wonderful (albeit fairly useless) bit of browser trivia.

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