Posts Tagged ‘external editor’

23rd January
2009

How to set up an external editor for Thunderbird under Mac OS X.

written by Mark Wheadon

If you use Thunderbird on your Mac then you may wish to use an external editor to compose your email rather than the internal one. In my case I’m a long-time vi user so I find it convenient to drop into vi at times, when the editing starts to get non-trivial.

There’s a plugin for Thunderbird which allows you to do this, but setting it up can be tricky, so I thought I’d document it here.

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