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From: Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com>
To: Nick Econopouly <wry@mm.st>
Cc: Maxim Nikulin <manikulin@gmail.com>, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: idea for capture anywhere in x
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2022 19:35:52 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJcAo8tdBaY81ft_h5yULbLu_JasmKw0R-sCqJr6+MMknV597A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87tuw31iub.fsf@mm.st>

with the org capture firefox extension broken, i recalled this old
thread, thinking it might be a fix,  and i think i understand the
issue.  so i thought i would summarize here in this one post.

i think i was not clear in this thread in a few places.  apologies for that.

1.

[current need, urgent] i want to select text with mouse in firefox,
then have plain text and url save to an org entry.

this would then replace the need for the firefox org-capture extension.

it seems like emacsclient calling org-capture can grab the selected
/text/.  [presumably in a capture template via a % format or via lisp
that calls gui-get-selection or something like that.]  a cli command
like this sounds good.

but saving the /url/ seems not possible in a cli command because it
will not have access to firefox's current url.

otoh, if there is such a thing as "a cli command that will ask firefox
for its current url" then it is possible.

if such a solution is possible then i can make it controllable
completely by mouse [i often cannot use keyboard] merely by adding the
cli command [such as an emacsclient call] to my fluxbox menu.  that
would be a complete solution.

2.

in this thread i thought it would also be great to select text with
mouse /in any running application in x/, then have selection be saved
to an org entry.  this might be possible with the above possible
solution, minus the url issue.

i can maybe work around the /firefox/ url issue by manually selecting
the url in the url bar after selecting text.  cli command creates
second entry in org; i clean up manually in emacs later.  kind of dumb
but maybe will work.


does this sound like a sensible thing to try to do to work around the
fact that the org capture extension is broken?

i like the idea that it will maybe be robust to firefox changes and
doesn't require me to yet again try to figure out org-protocol.  [i
never got org protocol to work in firefox.  which is why i liked the
org capture extension.]


  reply	other threads:[~2022-06-10  2:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 79+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-08  4:22 idea for capture anywhere in x 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
2020-09-09  4:52         ` Maxim Nikulin
2020-09-10 14:23           ` Maxim Nikulin
2020-09-12  8:48             ` Nick Econopouly
2022-06-10  2:35               ` Samuel Wales [this message]
2022-06-10  9:59                 ` Charles Philip Chan
2022-06-11  4:11                 ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-06-13  7:46                 ` Max Nikulin
2022-06-13  9:10                 ` Michal Politowski
2022-06-13 10:04                   ` Max Nikulin
2022-06-13 14:02                     ` Michal Politowski
2022-10-12  1:09                       ` Samuel Wales
2022-10-09 14:47                 ` Jean Louis
2022-10-09 16:40                   ` Max Nikulin
2022-10-09 17:08                     ` Jean Louis
2022-10-10 17:16                       ` Max Nikulin
2022-10-10 22:06                         ` Jean Louis
2022-10-11  9:11                           ` Juan Manuel Macías
2022-10-12  1:09                             ` Samuel Wales
2022-10-15  3:40                               ` Max Nikulin
2022-10-26  4:40                                 ` Samuel Wales
2022-10-26  4:58                                   ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-10-26  5:05                                     ` Samuel Wales
2022-10-26  6:05                                       ` desktop notifications (Re: idea for capture anywhere in x) Max Nikulin
2022-10-26  6:22                                         ` Samuel Wales
2022-10-26  7:41                                           ` Max Nikulin
2022-10-26  8:07                                             ` Samuel Wales
2022-10-26  8:29                                               ` Max Nikulin
2022-10-27  6:33                                     ` Getting X selection reliably " Max Nikulin
2022-10-28  4:59                                       ` Samuel Wales
2022-10-28  5:16                                         ` Max Nikulin
2022-10-28  8:39                                           ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2022-10-28 16:38                                             ` Max Nikulin
2022-10-28 23:07                                               ` Samuel Wales
2022-10-29  3:21                                                 ` Max Nikulin
2022-10-29  2:59                                           ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-10-29  3:30                                             ` Max Nikulin
2022-10-29  6:03                                               ` Samuel Wales
2022-10-29  7:33                                                 ` Max Nikulin
2022-10-29 22:33                                                 ` Samuel Wales
2022-10-29  4:50                                             ` Samuel Wales
2022-10-29  4:59                                               ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-10-29  7:44                                                 ` desktop notifications " Max Nikulin
2022-10-29 23:07                                                   ` Samuel Wales
2022-10-30  4:49                                                     ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-11-13  4:54                                       ` Getting X selection reliably " Ihor Radchenko
2022-11-13 11:03                                         ` Max Nikulin
2022-11-14  2:06                                           ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-11-16  4:03                                             ` Samuel Wales
2022-11-16 16:46                                               ` Debugging firefox extension " Max Nikulin
2022-11-17  3:16                                                 ` Samuel Wales
2022-11-17  9:42                                                   ` Jean Louis
2022-11-17 16:12                                                   ` Max Nikulin
2022-11-17  7:18                                               ` Getting X selection reliably " Jean Louis
2022-11-17 15:30                                                 ` Reliability of org-protocol browser extensions Max Nikulin
2022-12-04  5:21                                             ` Getting X selection reliably (Re: idea for capture anywhere in x) Max Nikulin
2022-10-12 17:16                           ` idea for capture anywhere in x Max Nikulin
2022-10-12 20:06                             ` Jean Louis
2020-09-09  8:40     ` Russell Adams
2020-09-09 21:11       ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-09  1:07 ` Ihor Radchenko
     [not found] <mailman.51.1599580808.12104.emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
2020-09-08 23:15 ` No Wayman
2020-09-13 20:29   ` Bastien
2022-10-09 20:15 Ypo
2022-10-12  9:34 ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-10-12 10:43   ` Ypo
2022-10-12 11:37     ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-10-12 16:55       ` Jean Louis
2022-10-12 23:14         ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-10-13 11:16           ` Jean Louis
2022-10-12 14:22     ` Juan Manuel Macías

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