# Default editors

#### Frank

21 Jan, 2021 03:36 PM

This comment was split from the discussion: copy as markdown

I'll use a lot of .md files coming from various places, e.g. done manually myself in some editor, from ithoughts, form some github sites, etc. Usually view them in marked2 but when I want to edit I need get to the actual source file and open it in an editor.

so for me it would be quite useful to be able to just request it being opened in some "default" editor I can set up out of the application instead of from finder. Guess that's not precisely the same request that James had but it is on similar lines.

cheers
frank

1. Support Staff Posted by Brett on 21 Jan, 2021 03:38 PM

Split this into a new thread as it was significantly different from the OT.

I'm confused. If you're previewing something like an iThoughts map and you wanted to edit it, wouldn't you want to do it in iThoughts? Otherwise you're divorcing your preview from the original map. It seems more sensible to just export Markdown directly from iThoughts once you're ready to edit it separately without concern for continuity.

Maybe I'm not understanding what you mean. Marked can set a default editor for Markdown files (and image files) and in cases like Scrivener, MindNode, and iThoughts, it defaults to editing in the source application.

Please explain further if you have the time.

2. Posted by Frank Mittelbac... on 21 Jan, 2021 04:03 PM

looks like I just looked not carefully enough through the documentation
to find just what I need: the place to set an editor an a method to call
it... your remark helped to start from simply looking at the preferences
to find it.

so sorry for the noise --- it is catered for as I can now see.

thanks
frank

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