Questions tagged [minor-mode]

provides optional features that users may enable or disable independently of the choice of major mode. Minor modes can be enabled individually or in combination with other modes.

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Understanding precedence of minor modes keymaps

I would like to understand when keymaps of minor modes get "applied" and how do they get applied exactly? In particular, is there a way to see a list of a active minor-mode maps? I know I can look the ...
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How to use `recover-session` and `dired-omit-mode` in Emacs 26 and lower?

Using Emacs 26.1, I have enabled dired-omit-mode globally with (add-hook 'dired-mode-hook #'dired-omit-mode). When using recover-session, I don't see any files. How to fix this? Creating a .dir-...
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How to conditionally abort a minor-mode invocation?

I have a minor mode definition like this, and I want to prevent it from being enabled when the config variable example-mode-config has not been defined. ;;; .... ;;;###autoload (define-minor-mode ...
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buffer-local advice

I am trying to create a buffer local advice to run some code when a minor mode is disabled. I looked through the documentation for add-function and saw this If PLACE is a symbol, its `default-value' ...
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Global minor mode that requires another during its lifetime

Say I'm developing a minor mode A that happens to need minor mode B enabled during its lifetime. The most straightforward way is to do something like: (define-minor-mode A-mode :global t :...
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How to make a specific read-only buffer writable?

The readonly status of the current buffer can be toggled with (read-only-mode) or pressing C-x C-q but I intend to make a buffer which is not current, writable. The below is what I am using (with-...
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Set buffer font with minor mode

I would like my minor mode to set the buffer font, but not the frame font (the font contains special characters I need, but the hinting is abysmal). I got to this point: (define-minor-mode transcribe-...
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Mode local variables

I frequently use file-local variables, but after writing some minor modes I find the need to implement mode-based behavior. Let's say I want to define a variable errors-list-regexp that varies ...
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Enabling minor modes via customize

I see that minor modes defined via define-minor-mode have a variable that has the same name as the function and the following documentation: Setting this variable directly does not take effect; ...
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Keybinding in Julia minor mode

I am unable to change keybinding in a minor mode. Initiaton of minor mode: (add-hook 'julia-mode-hook 'julia-repl-mode) I tried a view variatons for the keybinding: (add-hook 'julia-repl-mode ...
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How to make changing minor-mode lighter in modeline?

In minor-mode-alist documentation it is described that lighter can be a lisp expression that is evaluated to get text used in the display of minor mode in mode line. It has the form of (:eval ...) ...
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How to make minor mode keybindings for C-c prefix?

I am trying to define a minor mode that makes 2 keybindings. This is code i am defining it with: (define-minor-mode parinfer-mode "Uses Parinfer to Format lispy code" :lighter " parinfer" :...
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Avoid minor modes from turning off when changing/restarting major mode

Is there a smart way to keep locally enabled minor modes enabled when changing/restarting major modes without adding it to the mode hook or enable it globally? For instance, if I usually don't use ...
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Canonical list of minor modes

In describe-mode's definition (in help.el), there's the following piece of code: ;; Older packages do not register in minor-mode-list but only in ;; minor-mode-alist. (dolist (x minor-mode-alist) (...
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How to autoload a custom group?

I put my custom js setting into zwb-js group in zwb-js.el, I want to use use-package to load it, it seems that zwb-js.el has been loaded, but the functions defined in zwb-js.el seems not be called ...
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No numpy, scipy, sympy and matplotlib minor-modes?

Python scientific libs are immensily popular for the last decade or so. However googling and "melping" for its emacs minor-modes reveals nothing. Basically I need just syntax highlighting. Do you ...
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Issue with python mode in 24.5 on Mac OSX Yosemite: python-rx missing?

I installed Emacs 24.5 using homebrew $ brew install emacs and the Emacs-Live package collection. Most things work really well, but I'd like to get a python IDE going in emacs (so I don't have to ...
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Swap Shift/non-shift key behavior for particular mode

I want to press - on my keyboard and have _ be inserted and vice-versa only for a particular mode. The following does this globally using the post-self-insert-hook, It checks the character just ...
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File mode name with -mode suffix or not?

I am not sure when I should name file x-mode.el and when x.el. Note that because of established practice mode writer should put (provide 'x) or (provide x-mode) to the end of file and end-users load ...
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Line break/word wrap setup for writing a book/journal

I've just started learning Org-Mode and have comes across the issue of unending lines while journalling. All the different minor modes for line breaking and word wrapping have me confused. I want ...
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Why is `key-chord-mode` not listed among enabled minor modes?

After starting Emacs with the following init.el file, key-chord-mode is turned on. ;; Speed up startup (setq gc-cons-threshold 402653184 gc-cons-percentage 0.6) (add-hook 'after-init-hook ...
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When Emacs loads variable customization?

I have a minor mode that declare a customizable variable as its keymap prefix: (defcustom mymode-keymap-prefix "C-c *" "Prefix for `mymode-mode'." :group 'mymode) (defvar mymode-mode-map (let (...
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Is it possible to associate minor modes with windows rather than buffers?

Does Emacs have some notion of associating minor modes with windows rather than setting them as "global" or "buffer-local"? For example, in a certain window layout I may wish to have a minor mode ...
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How to set a rule for the order of minor-mode-map-alist

Suppose we have 3 mode, one such rule is like key map for mode 1 should always come before mode 2, and mode 3 should always come before mode 1, finally mode 3 should always come before other minor ...
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disable minor mode inside source blocks

i have org mode set up with typo minor mode and pretty entities enabled by default. but when i work on programming, these two are totally useless inside the source code blocks i insert into org ...
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Can a mode setup function fail?

If I define a new mode using define-derived-mode or define-minor-mode, can the mode setup somehow signal failure so that the mode is not activated? All of the following modes are activated despite ...
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How do you automatically enable writeoom-mode when org-mode starts?

I want to enable writeroom-mode whenever I startup org-mode because I don't really ever want writeroom-mode to be disabled if I'm using org-mode.
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Set prefix key on load of minor mode

I am trying to change the default prefix key C-c @ to C-c for outline-minor-mode: (define-key outline-minor-mode-map (kbd "C-c") (lookup-key outline-minor-mode-map (kbd "C-c @"))) This ...
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Syntax highlighting inside HTML5 <script> tags

I was curious if there was a way to get highlighting/indentation for any JavaScript that's inside of HTML5 tags? I don't frequently use JavaScript but for a class I'm in we're working with it. I ...
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detect minor mode activation [closed]

Is there a way to detect when a minor mode is turned on. For web-mode, I would like to know when indent-tabs-mode is turned on. Please note that what I need is to detect this when the user has begun ...
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How to enable org mode and evil mode for untitled buffer when creating a new frame

The code below creates a new frame with an untitled buffer, how to make this buffer default with org-mode and evil-mode? (global-set-key (kbd "s-n") 'new-empty-frame) (defun new-empty-frame ...
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How to turn typopunct minor mode on globally

I want to be able to use typopunct minor mode globally. I have tried to add (global-typopunct-mode 1) to my init file, like so ;; Typopunct mode (require 'typopunct) (typopunct-change-language '...
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cscope-minor-mode not enabled for C in emacs 25

I'm using Emacs 25 on Ubuntu 16.04, after a while spent on Emacs 24. One thing that I've noticed changed in version 25 is, cscope minor mode is not enabled by default when I edit C files, while it was ...
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Bindings for source code when debugging in gdb/gud

We can define a bunch of bindings for gud-mode through gud-mode-map. But it seems these bindings only hold when the active window is one of the dedicated gdb windows (or simply the comint window if ...
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How to change mode-map of the minor mode?

I would like to change the mode-map of a minor mode with mode map. I mean replacing the original mode-map that was specified in the define-minor-mode call with another one. Keeping the two mode-map ...
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how to autoload emacs mode if folder contains specific file?

I'm writing a custom build mode (mybuild-mode) for custom build tool and want that mode to be autoloaded in case I'm in the folder which contains mybuild.sh file. Also my mode depends on projectile (...
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In mmm-mode can you have several classes for the same mode?

In my code I have the following to delimit regions that initiate/end whatevz-mode: (require 'mmm-mode) (setq mmm-global-mode 'maybe) (mmm-add-classes '((whatevz :submode whatevz-mode ...
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Keybindigs conflict between minor modes

The configuration that I have for python mode implies loading both elpy.el and python.el. The things is that I found the python.el keybindings more natural than the elpy.el ones. And most of the ...
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How are unrelated modes enabled?

I've been an emacs user for about a year now and I use it for Haskell programming. I chose to go the vanilla emacs route and customized a plain init file as I went along. Over time, however, I ...
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Remove the verbose description in mode line

I started my Emacs Venture days ago with prelude. but find that the mode line is verbose UUU:----F1 scratch All of 144 (4,0) (EL guru FlyC- company ivy EditorConfig ws Projectile super-...
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How to turn on a minor mode in my init file?

I want to add global-semantic-idle-summary-mode in my .emacs file instead of calling everytime it by using M-x. I tried with (setq ...) but it doesn't work. What's the right way?
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Is there a mode for phpBB?

I'm using the "It's all Text" addon for Firefox so I can edit textarea's in Emacs. As I spend some time on a phpBB forum, I was wondering if there is an Emacs mode for phpBB with it's syntax of using [...
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Invoke minor mode upon visiting an org file (on a per-file basis)

I have certain org files (scientific manuscripts) that I want to automatically show in Olivetti mode with a specified width upon opening. Is it possible to enable Olivetti (or generally, any minor ...
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Disabling a minor mode in a specific buffer

Running spacemacs 0.200.13 on emacs 25.2.2 on Kubuntu 18.04. I have globally enabled golden-ratio-mode (a minor mode). But I would like to disable it in a particular buffer, *Org Agenda* to be ...
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Save and restore variable

I am working on Spacemacs which gives you the ability toggle between Emacs "holy-mode" and Vim "evil-mode". However the evil-escape minor mode is still enabled. I am trying to find some way to disable ...
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How to stop a minor mode from auto-loading in Spacemacs?

The smartparens minor mode is quite annoying to me, so I want to have it disabled on default. However, I don't want to uninstall it, in case I need it someday. Can I disable a minor mode without ...
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Enable visual-fill-column-mode only in text and programming mode

I am currently using visual-fill-column-mode and visual-line-mode in emacs with the following: (add-hook 'visual-line-mode-hook 'visual-fill-column-mode) (global-visual-line-mode t) (define-key ...
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Tie a minor-mode to a particular major mode

I'm writing an extension to a major mode (coq-mode) that adds extra features, plus a few keybindings. To makes it easy to disable or redefine these keybindings, I packaged them in a keymap. That ...
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Custom Keybindings not working

I had to reinstall emacs and completely redo my config file, but for some reason, some of the custom keybindings that used to work with "move-dup" package from Melpa. Here is what i have: #+...
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How to disable a minor/major mode so that mwheel-scroll don’t take effect?

I am trying to have a simple solution to center the cursor at all times. I found that centered-cursor-mode was too slow and found this simpler solution. The only problem is mouse scrolling no longer ...