[Users] External editor?
andrej at kacian.sk
Mon Nov 10 11:45:23 CET 2014
On Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:14:02 +0100
Michael Schwendt <bugreporter at abwesend.de> wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:06:27 +1100, blind Pete wrote:
> > > > So, the drop down list should contain the lines;
> > >
> > > No, those are examples of what you can write into that field. You
> > > are not restricted to the items in the drop-down list.
> > That is exactly why they should contain non-obvious useful options
> > like, "put the editor into email mode". Anyone can override it or
> > delete it, as they see fit, but _it_just_works_ for the newbie
> > _right_out_of_the_box_.
> Doubtful. A newbie would use the internal editor and certainly not
> Emacs or Vi and its derivatives. And anyone, who reconfigures Claws
> Mail to use an external editor will likely activate personal
> preferences anyway.
I agree with Michael here. A mention of such options for various popular
editors should probably go in the manual or a FAQ instead, so that any
interested newbie can get inspired.
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