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mike dg
mike dg

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I made an extension to paste images into

The extension is available here

At some point in the near future, I plan on going through the official publishing process. But it's out in source for now.
There's a few things in there that I'd like to fix before letting it completely loose too. Things like too much logging and relying on setInterval because I could not get any DOM changes to register when the url for the image upload updates.

One of the things that keeps me from writing articles is getting the non-textual content into the article easily.

Most editors let you paste them directly in, not :( You need to have a file and upload it.

We can fix that, and every image in the article was pasted via this extension.

My Process

I searched for the id of the file input element and wound up discovering this.
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The important part is the onChange. We will need to trigger that so the rest of the website does it's thing.

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This block waits for a paste, grabs the files if you have an image, then moves through the upload process programatically.

After the image is uploaded, we get a url that needs to be automatically inserted. Unfortunately, I ran into issues watching the DOM for value changes, so we wound up with using setInterval to check every second.

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Not being a web developer, I just grabbed insertAtCursor from some wonderful Stack Overflow post.

Top comments (1)

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Mark Kop

Exactly what I was looking for!
Perhaps you could add some doc on how to import it to the browser