Russell VT russellvt@gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 02:00:43 GMT 2022

Eliot -

Are you running Thunderbird under Cygwin (ie. in an "X" environment?), or
are you running it directly from Windows?

For reference for those of us that may not be familiar with xdotool... it
mimics X11 Client responses.

GitHub - https://github.com/jordansissel/xdotool

ManPage - http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/trusty/man1/xdotool.1.html

On Sun, Mar 6, 2022 at 3:49 PM Eliot Moss <moss@cs.umass.edu> wrote:

> Dear Cygwiners - I use Thunderbird as my email tool, and in older versions
> I
> could arrange to invoke emacs as an external editor, edit my mail, save and
> exit emacs, and the edited mail would be there in Thunderbird.
> I have seen recommendations to use emacs-everywhere to get something like
> this
> going in more recent Thunderbirds.  However, the recommended emacsclient
> command fails saying it can't find xdotool - which apparently is not
> available
> under Cygwin.
> So ... am I out of luck on this?  Or can the technology be hooked up
> somehow?
> Or maybe somebody here know an esy (not many keystrokes / mouse actions)
> way
> to get stuff from Thunderbird, edit, and get it back into TBird?
> This is why I am still on Thunderbird 68.12 (!).
> Regards - Eliot Moss
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Russell M. Van Tassell <russellvt@gmail.com>

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