Is there a way to automatically launch Joplin when webclipping function is activated?

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Joplin version


Desktop version info

Joplin 2.13.14 (prod, win32)

Client ID: 81969df46bc54dddb38774170aef2637
Sync Version: 3
Profile Version: 44
Keychain Supported: Yes

Revision: 174c5f4

What issue do you have?

Normally I don't have Joplin running in the background. When I find something interesting on the web to clip, I click on the web clipper. There are a number of reasons why I don't want it automatically start with windows, primarily because I don't take notes all the time, hence don't need it to be always-on.

The current behaviour now is that the web clipper is just "waiting to connect" to Joplin.

Is there a way to automatically launch Joplin desktop app when webclipper is actively trying to connect?

I don't think it's possible to launch a program from a browser plugin. The only workaround I can think of is have the plugin trigger a Joplin external link - this should start the app (except I think on MacOS where it wasn't working for some reason)

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Awww... dang... I was kinda hoping there was a way to do it. For example, if you're using the web clipping function of OneNote, it does "launch" OneNote when u click it, and OneNote need not have been launched before that.

Thank you for the response. I shall have to continue to manually launch Joplin the next time I wanna clip something on the web.

There's probably a pretty good reason browsers shouldn't be executing programs. "Format C:" is a good one. :slight_smile: