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I want to edit the text in Emacs when using Thunderbird. I've installed the exteditor (https://github.com/exteditor/exteditor/releases) and specified path to "Emacs.exe" as an editor, but it was not invoked when I select "tools" -> "edit with external editor (Ctrl-E)" in mail composition mode of Thunderbird.

I also tried to specify "Emacsclient.exe" with "M-x server-start" on, but it was not working, too.

I appreciate if anyone knows what could possibly be a problem on this trouble.

Thanks in advance.

  • I don't know much about Windows, but maybe try to verify any assumptions. Can you confirm that Emacs works if you execute the same commands (using the same absolute paths) from a shell? I can confirm that this extension works for me in GNU/Linux (where I point it at a custom shell script in order to run /path/to/emacsclient -a "" -c "$@" -- but I would certainly recommend using the default executables to start with). – phils Apr 11 '18 at 0:56
  • Yes, when I invoke it from powershell, "emacs.exe test.txt" get new instance of emacs, and "emacsclient.exe test.txt" opens the new buffer in existing Emacs instance. – dualism Apr 11 '18 at 2:16
  • I looked into this a while back. Does the answer here work? – Seth Rothschild Apr 11 '18 at 3:20
  • Nop. I've read that article, too. As the external-editor-plugin mentioned there was a bit old, I've installed the updated version mentioned in the above URL. It seems working on the Linux/Mac, but I haven't found anyone try using it on Windows. – dualism Apr 11 '18 at 3:55

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