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How to change editor to vim in mac os?

#1

when I click on Joplin and navigate to preferences, my options are:
general options, encryption options and web clipper.
From the faq it says I can change to vim as my external editor if I go to settings.

How do I get to settings?

Found the answer:
joplin > preferences > general options > text editor command.

Could the mods please add this to the faq when time permits

#2

I’m not sure what you want us to add to the FAQ. Can you be a bit more specific?

Setting the editor is literally the 4th option in the preferences. As a macOS user you know that opening settings/preferences/options is Cmd + ,.

#3

I think he meant that we call that Settings in the FAQ but it’s called Preferences in the UI. I’ve updated the FAQ to fix this.

#4

Hmm, Preferences is only available on macOS. On Windows all the options items are in the Tools menu and there’s no Settings menu item at all. I think it is common sense that the term settings refers to either a menu item that is called settings, configuration, config, preferences, options, or general options.
I hope this is not too harsh, but if someone has used a computer before this much should be clear.

I mean you don’t put 2+2=4 into a FAQ.

#5

It’s mostly about being consistent. Maybe we should try to unify the menu item names so that, for example, they are all called Preferences. I agree it’s not a massive issue though.

#6

I’m not sure, if I can agree with that. On macOS people are used to Preferences... and Quit <Appname here>. On Windows people are used to Settings and Exit.
The menu changes were done specifically to make it look more like an macOS app. I doubt that Windows users would like the same menu structure, but maybe I am wrong.

#7

H Tessus,
I agree that in that users should know to navigate to the text editor command. But we should be as specific as possible. For example, I just switched from windows to mac a week ago and installed Joplin. It took me a little time to go to joplin > preferences > general options then the text editor.
It’s the little things that make a big difference at the end of the day.

Maybe in the FAQ, macos and windows can be specified. For example, preferences > general options > text editor command (mac os).
Similar for windows

Anyways, amazing app and will recommend to all my peers.

thanks,

#8

Yes I think we should group all the settings under one menu item and just use tabs (like on Firefox) to go to the General settings, E2EE settings, etc. I think that would make it a bit less confusing to have just one entry point for all this, and that way we also won’t need sub-menus on macOS for this.