Firefox -> Org Capture
When you are reading an article in a webpage, you come across an idea and want to org-capture the words/sentences. What do you do?
An intuitive way is highlight the content you want to capture, copy it,
switch to Emacs, run
org-capture and yank it there.
Would it be nice if our browser sends content to
with a shortcut?
Org-protocol and custom JS
Org-protocol is the backbone here. The basic ides is navigate to a link with the org-capture protocol header and the OS figures out Emacs is the app to open it.
Now that the underlying mechanism is there, our next step is figure out the script that drives it.
document.location.href = 'org-protocol://capture://' + encodeURIComponent(location.href) + '/' + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + '/' + encodeURIComponent(window.getSelection());
From here, it becomes the question of how to run the custom JS code.
There are two ways:
Method 1: Bookmarklet
Use Bookmarklet and make it a button in the bookmark bar
The JS code is similar but has to be wrapped with a
With it, you can highlight some text on a page and hit the bookmark on your toolbar. It will send to your org capture buffer right away
Method 2: Use ShortKeys
You can assign a shortcut to run custom JS
Now I can highlight any text on a weg, then press
Boom, it shows in the beautiful org-capture buffer.
NOTE: Org-protocol supports
org-rememberURLs as well. You can build URLs with the similar JS code.