From: Samuel Wales <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Maxim Nikulin <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: idea for capture anywhere in x Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2020 15:40:35 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <CAJcAo8sTTRL_m58urs=c4YT=wXpmuzgEu_O3OeVUPZMgXbd5=Q@mail.gmail.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> On 9/7/20, Maxim Nikulin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > 08.09.2020 12:05, Samuel Wales wrote: >> well for a non-emacs application, i want to select text and capture >> using wm menu. > > Do you mean a tiny tool that takes content of X primary selection or > clipboard and passes it to emacs-client org-protocol argument? maybe. guessing probably. i want it to take contents of x primary selection or clipboard and get it into emacs using a capture template item. whether this requries oprg-protocl, idk. so basically fluxbox menu calls some trivial command which invokes capoture on my already-existing capture template such as the one that i already use for hte firefox org-capture extension to use. > Implementation should have a few lines of code and should allow you to > bind it to window manager menu or hotkeys. On the other hand I do not > see great difference from pasting text directly to emacs. Customization > glue (primary selection/clipboard, name of template, etc.) is thicker > than code that do the actual job. > > The harder part is extracting of formatted text (that could be > application specific) and converting it to org markup. I had a look > into emacs sources and did not find extension points to obtain > application-specific format, so external tool could provide some benefit > (e.g. capturing link with description from libreoffice). while such features would be great, my needs are modest i think. i would be delighted with just plain text. but if possible i'd want it to be inserted as utf-8 even if the terminal or deluge or whatever uses some different encoding. > > > -- The Kafka Pandemic Please learn what misopathy is. https://thekafkapandemic.blogspot.com/2013/10/why-some-diseases-are-wronged.html
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2020-09-08 22:41 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2020-09-08 4:22 Samuel Wales 2020-09-08 5:01 ` Tim Cross 2020-09-08 5:05 ` Samuel Wales 2020-09-08 5:21 ` Tim Cross 2020-09-08 7:18 ` Maxim Nikulin 2020-09-08 8:03 ` Diego Zamboni 2020-09-08 16:08 ` Maxim Nikulin 2020-09-08 5:39 ` Maxim Nikulin 2020-09-08 22:40 ` Samuel Wales [this message] 2020-09-09 4:52 ` Maxim Nikulin 2020-09-10 14:23 ` Maxim Nikulin 2020-09-12 8:48 ` Nick Econopouly 2020-09-09 8:40 ` Russell Adams 2020-09-09 21:11 ` Samuel Wales 2020-09-09 1:07 ` Ihor Radchenko [not found] <email@example.com> 2020-09-08 23:15 ` No Wayman 2020-09-13 20:29 ` Bastien
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