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From: Maxim Nikulin <>
Subject: Re: idea for capture anywhere in x
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2020 12:39:46 +0700
Message-ID: <rj75f3$soh$> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

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? 
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).

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-09-08  5:40 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 [this message]
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
2020-09-09  8:40     ` Russell Adams
2020-09-09 21:11       ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-09  1:07 ` Ihor Radchenko
     [not found] <>
2020-09-08 23:15 ` No Wayman
2020-09-13 20:29   ` Bastien

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