Thursday, September 26, 2013

My frequently used .emacs settings

More for a personal reference than anything else, my .emacs file:

(tool-bar-mode -1)
(menu-bar-mode -1)
(scroll-bar-mode -1)
(set-foreground-color "wheat")
(set-background-color "darkslategrey")
(set-cursor-color "orchid")

The color setup is what came default on my Red Hat Linux 6.0 system when I first started using Linux and learning Emacs, and I came to prefer the low-contrast faux-terminal look.  The mode settings disable extraneous screen items which I don't really need, thus freeing up more screen space for actual text.