Here are a few miscellaneous settings:
; Cursor shapes are defined in ; '/usr/include/X11/cursorfont.h'; ; for example, the 'target' cursor is number 128; ; the 'top_left_arrow' cursor is number 132.
(let ((mpointer (x-get-resource "*mpointer" "*emacs*mpointer"))) ;; If you have not set your mouse pointer ;; then set it, otherwise leave as is: (if (eq mpointer nil) (setq mpointer "132")) ; top_left_arrow
(setq x-pointer-shape (string-to-int mpointer)) (set-mouse-color "white"))
(setq-default default-frame-alist '((cursor-color . "white") (mouse-color . "white") (foreground-color . "white") (background-color . "DodgerBlue4") ;; (cursor-type . bar) (cursor-type . box)
(tool-bar-lines . 0) (menu-bar-lines . 1) (width . 80) (height . 58) (font . "-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--20-200-75-75-C-100-ISO8859-1") ))
;; Translate 'C-h' to <DEL>. ; (keyboard-translate ?\C-h ?\C-?) ;; Translate <DEL> to 'C-h'. (keyboard-translate ?\C-? ?\C-h)
(if (fboundp 'blink-cursor-mode) (blink-cursor-mode -1))
or start GNU Emacs with the command
(setq grep-command "grep -i -nH -e ")
(setq find-file-existing-other-name t)
(set-language-environment "latin-1") ;; Remember you can enable or disable multilingual text input ;; with the
toggle-input-method'(C-\) command (setq default-input-method "latin-1-prefix")
If you want to write with Chinese GB characters, set this instead:
(set-language-environment "Chinese-GB") (setq default-input-method "chinese-tonepy")
Some systems bind keys unpleasantly. Sometimes, for example, the CTRL key appears in an awkward spot rather than at the far left of the home row.
Usually, when people fix these sorts of keybindings, they do not
change their ~/.emacs file. Instead, they bind the proper keys
on their consoles with the
commands in their boot script and then include
in their .xinitrc or .Xsession file for X Windows.
For a boot script:
For a .xinitrc or .Xsession file when the Caps Lock key is at the far left of the home row:
# Bind the key labeled 'Caps Lock' to 'Control' # (Such a broken user interface suggests that keyboard manufacturers # think that computers are typewriters from 1885.) xmodmap -e "clear Lock" xmodmap -e "add Control = Caps_Lock"
In a .xinitrc or .Xsession file, to convert an ALT key to a META key:
# Some ill designed keyboards have a key labeled ALT and no Meta xmodmap -e "keysym Alt_L = Meta_L Alt_L"