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Re: [STUMP] retrieve url of focused browser?

From: Alex Kost
Subject: Re: [STUMP] retrieve url of focused browser?
Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2014 10:25:16 +0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Eric Abrahamsen (2014-02-01 08:18 +0400) wrote:

> All this renewed activity has reminded me I have a few StumpWM utilities
> that I've been meaning to finish. One is an extension to emacs org-mode,
> letting StumpWM call in to the org-mode capture process.
> One thing I'd really like to have working for that is the ability to
> extract a url from the focused web browser. From what I can tell, that
> information isn't present as part of the xlib window data. So it's
> sounding a bit iffy.
> Does anyone have any bright ideas in this direction? I'd be willing to
> write multiple browser-specific implementations, but I'm not even sure
> where to start. Perhaps sending a fake keypress to highlight the URL
> bar, and getting the x selection...?

Not all browsers have URL bar.  IMHO this is the task for the browser
itself, not the WM.

(Not related, but may be useful for someone) To make conkeror (the
browser I use) create org-mode links I use the recipe from

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