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16.15.2 The capture protocol

Activating the “capture" handler pops up a ‘Capture’ buffer in Emacs, using acapture template.

emacsclient org-protocol://capture?template=X?url=URL?title=TITLE?body=BODY

To use this feature, add a bookmark with an arbitrary name, e.g., ‘Org: capture’, and enter this as ‘Location’:


The capture template to be used can be specified in the bookmark (like ‘X’ above). If unspecified, the template key is set in the variable org-protocol-default-template-key. The following template placeholders are available:

%:link          The URL
%:description The webpage title
%:annotation Equivalent to [[%:link][%:description]]
%i The selected text