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I'm looking for a way to manipulate text in form fields. For example, if I have a large textarea "body" field, from my browser I want to be able to highlight a piece of text in that textarea, for example:

And hit a shortcut key to transform it into:

<a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>

I'm thinking maybe a regex replacer or macro. Is there some kind of free broswer plugin (ideally for firefox) that would allow me to do this?

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This can be done easily with AutoHotkey or similar macro software. Which OS are you using? – iglvzx Dec 6 '11 at 18:22
sorry windows 7 – User Dec 6 '11 at 18:57
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Ok I was able to do this with AutoHotKeys as suggested by iglvzx. I used the AutoHotkey_L version

Here is my auto hot key script:

Send ^c<a href="^v" rel="nofollow">^v</a>

To use, I highlight the url I want:

And press Windows-key and spacebar. It gets transformed to:

<a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>

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