#3082 new
Patrick Ball

external editors won't launch from bundles

Reported by Patrick Ball | June 8th, 2022 @ 05:31 PM

I've been a very happy MailMate user since 2012-ish. At some point in the last few months, my external editors stopped working. I have used macvim.mmbundle and vimr.mmbundle to edit, but neither works for me now.

I've checked the paths, and both mvim and vimr launch from the command line. I added symlinks to both executables in $HOME/bin to be doubly sure (the bundle Support/bin/edit scripts both put $HOME/bin at the front of the path before execution).

Both commands appear in MailMate's Commands menu, but neither launches the editor either via the menu+mouse nor with the indicated hotkey.

What should I check next? thx -- PB.

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  • Patrick Ball

    Patrick Ball June 16th, 2022 @ 04:08 PM

    Progress! MacVim does launch when I tab into the composer window. So that's progress, and I think that's sufficient. I don't need S-cmd-o to work if tab opens my editor. RTFM! leaving (the page link here)[https://manual.mailmate-app.com/hidden_preferences]: the magical command is defaults write com.freron.MailMate MmBundleCommandLaunchedOnTab "5A2D62AF-4725-492B-BFC6-DAB411D1AA86".

  • benny

    benny June 24th, 2022 @ 02:25 PM

    Since the tab-key works then the bundle command should also work (when using the menu). Maybe it's related to where the focus is. In any case, also try the latest test release: Hold down ⌥ when clicking “Check Now” in the Software Update preferences pane.

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