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Entries from December 2008

Quick Tip: Detaching the custom-file

December 6th, 2008 by Ryan McGeary · 186 Comments

I’ve never really liked the built-in customization UI in Emacs (M-x customize). I’m sure plenty of people use it and enjoy it, but, to me, it feels like an abominable tree of never ending and difficult to navigate options. Plus, it sticks your saved customizations as an unorganized mess of elisp smack at the bottom […]

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Emacs in 5 minutes

December 5th, 2008 by Ryan McGeary · 193 Comments

In preparation for a new upcoming PeepCode screencast, Geoffrey Grosenbach put together a quick 5 minute Emacs introduction. It’s a good summary of some Emacs niceties. Geoffrey also wrote up some of his other initial Emacs impressions.

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Emacs Starter Kit

December 5th, 2008 by Ryan McGeary · 99 Comments

Phil Hagelberg recently started a new project called Emacs Starter Kit. Here’s how Phil describes it: It’s … a set of dotfiles extracted from my years of obsessive Emacs tweaking. It acts as a base config from which new users can get going with minimal fuss. You won’t learn Emacs from it, but it will […]

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