Tag Archives: Emacs

What to do When Emacs Hangs or Crashes

Jisang Yoo has a very nice post on recovering from Emacs hangs or crashes. He considers three topics What do do when Emacs hangs How to enable debugging What to do when Emacs crashes His advice on Emacs hanging seems … Continue reading

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Tips on Writing a Major Mode

Wilfred Hughes wrote an Emacs major mode for Cask. Afterwards, he distilled what he learned into a post on writing major modes. The post is not a tutorial on how to write major modes; it's a few tips that will … Continue reading

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Blogging with Org Mode

John Louis Del Rosario offers another nice example of blogging with Org Mode. What makes Rosario's solution unique is that he doesn't use Jekyll, Nikola, or any other blogging engine. Rather, he serves static pages to his hosting provider via … Continue reading

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Elisp Summary

Mitch Fincher has posted an excellent summary of Emacs lisp. If you're vaguely familiar with Lisp-like languages but don't know the particulars of Elisp this page will help you get up to speed. If you're already familiar with Elisp, you … Continue reading

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Emacs for Prose

I just came across a tweet pointing to an old post by Urpo Lankinen about using Emacs for writing prose. I'm always interested in that topic so I followed the link and read the post. It seemed vaguely familiar—especially with … Continue reading

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Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola

I've written before about using Jekyll as a blogging engine (1, 2). It's a nice solution but it's not the only one. Mike Zamansky was using Jekyll but didn't like that he had to maintain a Ruby development environment on … Continue reading

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How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash

If you're running a Linux system and sometimes experience an X crash, Sacha has some advice on how to keep Emacs running. Emacs is notoriously slow to start, of course, and that alone is reason enough to be annoyed when … Continue reading

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Which Key

Recently, I came across this reddit post on which-key. I think Sacha mentioned it in one of her weekly Emacs News posts too. The post reminded me that Kaushal Modi had recommended that I try it out after I'd mentioned … Continue reading

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A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard

Grant Rettke over at Wisdom and Wonder has a useful post on how to get a 【Hyper】 key on any USB keyboard. As Rettke says, the 【Hyper】 key is the last modifier that's available almost exclusively for users. My Emacs … Continue reading

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Some Comment-DWIM Tricks

Raimon Grau over at puntoblogspot has a really useful quick tip on a couple of comment-dwim features that I didn't know about. He shows how to Comment out a blank line. Remove an inline comment. If you use comment-dwim (bound … Continue reading

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