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Re: point and click vim (not gvim) xfce4

From: damianlegassick
Subject: Re: point and click vim (not gvim) xfce4
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 14:10:41 -0000

Thanks David

Short-ish answer: I still can't get point and click to work in Xfce4 with *any* editor. Invoking the clicked pdf links from a GUI seems blocked in some way: the embedded links open correctly from the terminal with Geany and Gvim/Vim.

However, the exact same instructions work under Gnome. I'm not wedded to Xfce so I gave up and built a new Gnome VM.

On 14 December 2020 at 3:33, David Wright <> wrote:
That's good. I assume you've managed to set LYEDITOR as a global
environment variable,

thanks for the heads-up there - that helps
If and when you get it running, check that it's compiled with the
server option by running vim -h (not always so).

the Vim bundled with Arch was not complied with server option, but their Gvim package includes a Vim binary which is. So...
Invoke vim with

$ vim --servername gvim

now works
From the link you posted, xpdf v4 seems a dead duck for handling
textedit URLs. 

xpdf4 opens the embedded :textedit links correctly in Gnome via xdg-open, so it doesn't need version 3's urlCommand option.

Thanks again for wading through all this, it's a lot clearer now.


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