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Re: [O] capture with iceweasel/firefox -- nothing works

From: Samuel Wales
Subject: Re: [O] capture with iceweasel/firefox -- nothing works
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2016 20:23:24 -0700

i tried your instructions.  thank you very much for spelling
it out so explicitly for me.

unfortunately, they don't work.

i am using debian jessie firefox.  i put the desktop file as
you stated, and added the bookmark as you stated.

then i tested it on the gmail tab with nothing selected.  it
went to a new location in firefox (i expected it to do
nothing in firefox).  this new location is like this in the
url bar:

- Inbox&body="

and the tab contents has a grey background and like this text:

- Inbox&body=

if i hit the back button in firefox i get gmail again.

as for emacs, it has a new buffer that is visiting like this


the value of org-protocol-default-template-key is nil.  so i
tried changing it to "p" and "L" which have templates.

then i tried it on another site with a selection.  it popped
up emacs (i do not want this and my templates are set to
immediately finish) and said:

  Use M-x make-directory RET RET to create the directory and its parents
  When done with a buffer, type C-x #

it also created a blank buffer visiting a file.

then i tried it on a few other sites, and got similar
results, but sometimes with slight differences.

so i am still lost.


On 6/4/16, Matt Lundin <address@hidden> wrote:
>> will try.  this is supposed to imitate clicking on the unicorn or
>> calling the bookmark?
> This is the content of the bookmark. Pasting it into the location bar is
> just a quick way to test if everything is working prior to saving it
> permanently as a bookmark. But it might be easier to go straight to the
> bookmark step (see below).


> Do you mean clicking on the unicorn icon installed with this extension?
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/org-mode-capture/
> If you have installed that extension, I think everything should just
> work with minimal configuration. The extension is distinct from the

i have installed that extension.  it fails most of the time, just like
the 2 bookmarks i tried fail most of the time.  when it stops working
it really stops working.  when it is working, it's maybe 50%.  but
sometimes it has runs of working.

> universal. Once you get it set up the protocol system-wide, the bookmark
> should work in any browser.


> To save it as a bookmark in firefox, right click on the bookmark bar,
> select "New Bookmark," and paste it into the Location field.
>> do i try with selecting and without selecting?
> The bookmark should work with and without selections.
>> which capture key does it call?
> This can be controlled with the emacs variable
> `org-protocol-default-template-key'. You can also specify a template
> shortcut by changing the bookmark. For instance, to call a template
> designated by "x", you could use the following:
> javascript:location.href='org-protocol://capture?template=x&url='+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+'&title='+encodeURIComponent(document.title)+'&body='+encodeURIComponent(window.getSelection())
> Matt

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