This is the start of a series on our favorite emacs packages. Some of these packages are part of emacs core, some aren’t (but we could argue should be). I use iswitchb-mode at least a hundred times a day. iswitchb is one of the features of emacs that I rave about whenever I try to […]
Entries Tagged as 'misc'
April 24th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 102 Comments
April 17th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 123 Comments
I ran across this package on gnu.emacs.sources recently. If you enable light-symbol-mode in a buffer and pause on a symbol, then Emacs will highlight all other occurrences of the symbol in the buffer. When you move point the highlighting goes away.
April 9th, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 110 Comments
There are several ways to customize the display of the cursor. I happen to prefer highlighting the current line as a visual cue to keep my eye focused on where I’m working. Before a few days ago, I had not realized there were so many packages to accomplish this, but let’s review a few.
March 5th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 83 Comments
It’s always nice to delete code or configuration files while maintaining or increasing functionality. The 2007-01-06 Carbon Emacs build now imports paths from the user’s shell (bash, tcsh, zsh). Note: The latest available build is from 2007-01-21, and includes a few more goodies. This added functionality allowed me to delete a few setq exec-path and […]
March 3rd, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 113 Comments
If you are the type who likes to do everything within emacs, check out g-client. For a full writeup, read An Emacs Client For Google Services to learn how to integrate Google’s Blogger, Reader, and Calender with emacs.
February 18th, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 189 Comments
Macosxhints.com points us to a way to enable emacs key bindings in Microsoft Word. Just assign new shortcut keys to each of these Word commands (instructions below): StartOfLine : C-a EndOfLine : C-e LineUp : C-p LineDown : C-n CharLeft : C-b CharRight : C-f Please feel free to suggest other emacs equivalent Word commands […]
January 12th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 74 Comments
Some how I missed Steve Yegge’s Blog Rants until the fall of last year. My only excuse is that I have been head down on a project (the article initially came out in early 2005; I don’t know how I missed it). Effective Emacs, 10 Specific Ways To Improve Your Emacs Productivity is a great […]
January 12th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 40 Comments
We’d like to introduce a small blog focused on “the one true editor.” I use emacs daily. My intent for this blog is initially the following: Provide links to recent emacs happenings. As an emacs user I feel like I browse different sites and blogs, and find useful information in various nooks and crannies of […]