Text Expander chrome extension

Version: 1.1.0
Text Expander
Shorthand abbreviations expand to full text.
5.00 Based on 1 user rates

What is Text Expander?

Text Expander is a custom cursor extension for chrome. it's a free extension , it has 21 active users since released its first version, it earns an average rating of 5.00 from 1 rated user, last update is 652 days ago.

What’s new in version 1.1.0?

                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 <pre> 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:

How to install Text Expander?

You could download the latest version crx file or older version files and install it.

Preview of Text Expander

Technical Features:

  • Latest Version: 1.1.0
  • Requirements: Windows Chrome, Mac Chrome
  • License: Free
  • Latest update: Monday, June 14th, 2021
  • Author: moondev

Text Expander Available languages:



Reviews of text expander:

Moon June 15th, 2021

Very helpful Thanks!

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