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.

Doom Emacs

Settings for Doom Emacs

so chemacs is kinda cool

so chemacs is kinda cool

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.