I'm currently using DOOM emacs.

I enabled 'centaur-tabs' in ~/.doom.d/init.el by using (tabs +centaur-tabs).

Configures are:

(after! centaur-tabs
  :ensure t                                                                                                                                               
   (setq centaur-tabs-style "bar"                                                                                                                          
         centaur-tabs-set-bar 'over                                                                                                                        
         centaur-tabs-height 32                                                                                                                            
         centaur-tabs-set-icons t                                                                                                                          
         centaur-tabs-gray-out-icons 'buffer)                                                                                                              
   (centaur-tabs-mode t))  

However, tabs do not appear over the window.

I already did doctor and sync, and the errors are not shown.

Is there a bug related to using centaur-tabs?

  • @phils It's 27.2 Nov 24, 2021 at 10:42
  • @phils It prints out GNU Emacs 27.2 (build 1, x86 64-pc-linux-gnu) of 2021-11-22. Thank you. Nov 24, 2021 at 11:55
  • See ~/.emacs.d/modules/ui/tabs/config.el - it is already configured there. Compare with your code.
    – Ian
    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:15
  • AFAIK tabs ought to work on linux (I believe they don't in Emacs 27 on MacOS, which was the main reason I was interested in the full version string). I'm thinking of tab-bar-mode and tab-line-mode though -- does centaur-tabs just build off those, or is it something entirely different? If the former, do tabs work if you run emacs -Q and enable tab-bar-mode and tab-line-mode?
    – phils
    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:24
  • @phils enabling tab-bar-mode and tab-line-mode make tabs to appear. However, it seems that these tabs are different from centaur-tabs. Nov 24, 2021 at 12:33

1 Answer 1


I faced similar problem, adding this line to config.el fixed issue for me (taken from here):

(after! centaur-tabs (centaur-tabs-group-by-projectile-project))

It seems to be a bug of centaur tabs, line above is just a temporary workaround, not a solution. See an issue.

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