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Textreme – A text editor with situational effects (2018) (itch.io)
124 points by hactually on June 11, 2019 | hide | past | favorite | 26 comments

In the same vein as "rhythm mode", I created a VSCode plugin that changes your system volume based upon how fast you are typing: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=rubennic....

Just tried it with my toddler and she loved it :)

(I then opened her a tty with vim on an old laptop and she enjoyed it too.. until she managed to exit vim Oo)

Destined for greatness :)

Wow, she managed to type "^Zkill %1"?

> (I then opened her a tty with vim on an old laptop and she enjoyed it too.. until she managed to exit vim Oo)

More than many adults can manage! :wq

I prefer :x to quit, but yeah, pretty cool.

Atom has a nice package similar to this


The vscode plugin is pretty janky in comparison.

Another of that sort for Emacs: https://github.com/CestDiego/c-c-combo.el

(I contributed a bit, the typing-speed estimator.)

Surprisingly similar plugin for Jet Brains https://plugins.jetbrains.com/plugin/8251-power-mode-ii

This is nice but is there any practical use of these? I feel that the animations at some point become a bit overwhelming for the senses and you’d want to turn them off.

I may have an idea, for the sound at least.

I think this is essentially a way to "simulate" the loud keys of a mechanical keyboard on a silent/quieter keyboard. Most mechanical keyboard users would probably say the "click clack" sounds from their key switches are just a side effect and the real reason they use them is the "feel", but I'd argue that it's the entire sensory experience: the feel and sound, that they (and I) enjoy.

It'd be nice to have some low-latency "click clack" sounds on my MBP using Neovim...

The sound definitely helps but I think the reason most people like the mechanical switches is that you get a good feeling for when the key has actuated.

Lot of the time I have headphones and music on to drown out sounds so i'm not hearing the clicks anyways. The sound is really secondary but may make a difference the same way phone vibration on keyboard input makes a difference.

There's already a program for this:


Conversely, perhaps it actually enhances focus? Like playing Serious Sam versus Doom. Just a thought.

This is amazing!

Also I don't think I've ever been a Godot GDScript application before.

after downloading the source code, what do I do? I do not recognize the language it is written in, nor there are compilation instructions...

Open the project using Godot Engine (https://godotengine.org/)

It's a Godot Engine project, you can open it from there. Not sure if there is anyway to compile it without the Godot Engine application.

Seems to be a Godot project

It would be nice if it had CTRL+S shortcut

Saving work is for the weak.

Ah, you symlink ~ to swap as well? I see you too a user who likes to live dangerously :P

whoah nifty


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