C-C C-x ; can start count down timer. But I want to start the timer whenever I open any org file. I want to set it default for 10 minute. Kindly help

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Have you tried adding the function to org-mode-hook?

If you haven't tried it yet, what I would recommend is to create a function my-org-mode-hook-function which evaluates (org-timer-set-timer 10). Then add to your .emacs file the expression (add-hook 'org-mode-hook 'my-org-mode-hook-function).

  • How do you create a hook.? Kindly explain
    – Vaibhav
    Jan 16, 2018 at 9:41
  • You don't create any hook. org-mode-hook is a pre-existing emacs variable, meant to contain a list of functions to be evaluated when starting org-mode. Jan 16, 2018 at 10:16
  • Can you teach me how you create a function my-org-mode-hook-function which evaluates (org-timer-set-timer 10. Kinldy oblige
    – Vaibhav
    Jan 16, 2018 at 10:56
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    (defun my-org-mode-hook-function () (org-timer-set-timer 10)) Jan 16, 2018 at 11:05
  • gets error. End of file during parsing
    – Vaibhav
    Jan 16, 2018 at 12:28

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