Emacs

Posts about using GNU Emacs, the venerable kitchen sink text editor environment. I default to Vim for editing, but always longed to better understand this beast.

Not saying this is a good idea

Not saying this is a good idea

One big window for VcXsrv. awesomewm for a window manager. Mainly to manage maximized Emacs. There are easier ways to edit files in Windows and WSL. But it renders prettier fonts than VcXsrv with floating windows, so I think I’ll keep it. After I fix all the hotkeys, of course.

I used this post from Paul Silisteanu as a general guide, except apt install awesome awesome-extra for the awesomewm stuff.

Made an Emacs Binding for Config Quick Edit

I hit F5, Emacs opens my config.org for editing. It might not be much but it feels good to scratch such a specific itch. Feeling pretty good about myself.

(global-set-key (kbd "<f5>")
                (lambda ()
                  (interactive)
                  (find-file "~/.dotfiles/config.org")))
From Dotfiles to Org File

From Dotfiles to Org File

at 1:30am they’re all good ideas

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Emacs refresh-package-contents

Tried adding Evil with use-package. Didn’t work.

Didn’t write the error message down, of course. Something about MELPA looking for a package version from two months ago and deciding the package was “Not Found”.

Eventually figured out I need to run package-refresh-contents, which grabs the latest package listings. Might be overkill to run that automatically in every Emacs session, so I won’t add it to my .emacs.

I will add a comment though.

;; Package not installing?
;;  Try 'M-x package-refresh-contents'

(require 'package)

Hopefully I remember to read my own comments.

Or the documentation.

Goto Address Mode Opens Links in Emacs

Goto Address Mode Opens Links in Emacs

Use goto-address-mode to make links in Emacs buffers clickable

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Quick Zoom Text in Emacs

Quick Zoom Text in Emacs

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Installing Emacs Documentation on POP!_os

Installing Emacs Documentation on POP!_os

Apt spells “emacs core docs” as “emacs-common-non-dfsg”.

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Having fun with Emacs

Having fun with Emacs

I kind of understand what folks say about Emacs being their operating system.

BTW the theme is the poet package, more or less.

Emacs use-package

Just declared .emacs bankruptcy. Starting over with use-package.

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Emacs Writegood Mode

Emacs Writegood Mode

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