I want to replace the default org-mode priorities with my own.

default: #A #B #C
desired: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5

How can I do this?


You can customize priorities in the group org-priorities. M-x customize-group, then type org-priorities.

Accepted values are A to Z and 0 to 9, so you can actually set your desired priorities.

Be sure to customize the 3 settings:

  • org-highest-priority
  • org-lowest-priority
  • org-default-priority
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  • If I would like to configure this in .emacs what do I need to write? – peschü Sep 19 '15 at 15:57
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    I found out, it works with (setq org-highest-priority ?G). – peschü Sep 19 '15 at 16:15

An easier manner: at the beginning of your org file, set the following:


You can read more about it here.

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    Welcome to emacs.SE! This is nice to set different priorities for a specific buffer. I would also suggest you include a link to the relevant doc (orgmode.org/manual/Priorities.html) – JeanPierre Apr 18 '17 at 17:38

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