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"