Questions tagged [mode-line]

The mode line is a useful summary information about the buffer shown in the window, including its name and current modes. It is located at the bottom of every Emacs Window aside from MiniBuffer windows.

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How show full path to file?

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1. Suppose I open file D:/temp/test/myfile.txt. But in the in the mode line show only file name (myfile.txt). But I need to show FULL path to file: D:/temp/test/myfile.txt ...
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Hide list of minor modes in mode-line

I use quite a few minor modes and usually I know which minor mode is enabled in every major mode. If I really want to see the full list, I can run C-h v minor-mode-list. At the same time, my mode ...
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Evil, How do I display visual range in mode-line

I'd like to see the size (number of rows and/or columns) of the visual selection in my mode-line. I use evil. How do I do that?
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Mode-line Directory Path Display

Was seeking here a way to show in mode-line the full path of directory, as the answered question bellow: How can I show the full path to the current file in the mode-line for Spacemacs (Spaceline)? ...
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How to use doom-modeline in spacemacs?

This might be a fairly stupid question but I simply can't figure it out. I've been trying to install doom-modeline for spacemacs: https://seagle0128.github.io/doom-modeline/#install I've added the ...
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How to efficiently include a repository relative path in the mode-line?

Currently in the mode-line the filename %f, is absolute. I would like to have the path relative to the version-control root, without having to find this every redraw. How could this be cached, ...
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Multiline mode-line using dynamic generated text images

I've been doing experiments at displaying static text images in the mode-line using Imagemagick to generate the image (see below). I would like now to generate such an image in a dynamic way, ...
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How to detect modified buffer in the mode-line, skipping special buffers?

I'm trying to have my mode-line to display a "(modified)" string instead of the * mark. To do that, I make a test with buffer-modified-p but this seems to be always true for "special" buffers as well (...
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How show % near rows and columns in mode line?

Emacs 26.1 I use smart mode line: https://github.com/Malabarba/smart-mode-line Here result: Nice. It's work fine. But I need to show % near rows and columns. Something like this: 712:93 (17%) ...
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Coloured active mode line only when many windows

I am reluctantly using a coloured active mode line to distinguish it from inactive mode lines, but it occurred to me that it might be possible to reserve its colouring for times when there are more ...
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Make flycheck-color-mode-line active on buffer not active & emacs not focused

I installed flycheck (I usually used flymakes) as well as different other packages associated to it. One of them is flycheck-color-line-mode which change the color of the mode-line according to the ...
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Strange behaivor counting lines in hooks `find-file-hook` or `text-mode-hook`

For me, the clearest measure for the size of a file is its number of lines. So, I want this information in my mode line. I am using Doom emacs and, even I could define my own mode line, for such a ...
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Activate doom mode line theme on non doom theme

I would like to use a non doom theme on Emacs but I like the doom mode line. The problem is if I use a non doom dark theme, say Charcoal-Black, and activate doom mode line, then doom mode line is ...
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Variable's value in mode-line?

I have this function that sets the isearch-filter-predicate variable to a predicate (function) from a list of predicates: (defun set-isearch-filter-predicate () (interactive) (unless (boundp '...
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Make the mode-line display percentage and not “Top/Bottom/All”

Mode line's %p displays the percentage of the current view of the buffer: %p The percentage of the buffer text above the top of window, or ‘Top’, ‘Bottom’ or ‘All’. Note that the default mode ...
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How to display a python string in the modeline?

I'm using a python script to get my monthly bandwith usage shown as string on the terminal stdout. How can I display & update it periodically in the modeline?
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Show current org-mode outline position in modeline

I'm using org-mode with really huge files (what I love in org-mode is having everything in a single file). I would like to know where I am in the file by having a look at the modeline. If I have the ...
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Display word count in modeline without lag

Problem Stopped using wc-mode as it is not snappy anymore (as text writing usually is) with text document of 10k words. It appears that it counts the whole buffer after every change which seems to ...
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Place time displayed in the begginning of modeline

I installed doom-emacs and modeline displayed as How could place the time 10:55 AM in the beginning, since if more windows opened and arranged horizontally, the directory name are so long enough to ...
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Doom Emacs does not display wordcount

Running Doom Emacs 2.0.9. If I make a selection, I can see the word-count. This is as expected because doom-modeline-enable-word-count is set to t. However, I was expecting to see a word-count as I ...
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Why do Bongo icons show up in GNOME but don't show up from window manager?

When I start bongo from GNOME using the leuven theme (load-theme 'leuven), I can see the icons quite clearly: From the Window manager I instead see: What is GNOME doing to let me see these icons? ...
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How to append string that get's updated to mode line?

I would like to append some information (that changes over time) to the mode line format and then use it in the title. My thought being is that once a minute I would set the frame-title-format to be ...
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Git status on modeline to indicate if behind remote?

Can I get Emacs to indicate on the mode-line whether a push is needed, i.e. whether the repo is out of sync with origin? I've already got it telling me if a commit is needed using vc-status, but that ...
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which-function-mode and modified mode line

I modified my mode-line, but now which-function-mode stopped working: nothing is displayed. Code: (setq mode-line-position (list '(:eval (propertize "L%l " 'face nil 'help-echo "Line number")) ...
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How do I change the font color of mode-line?

How do I change the font color of the mode-line to make it more visible?
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Disable spaceline on certain terminals

I'm using spacemacs for the convenience of largely not having to maintain my own emacs configuration, after 25 years of emacs use. For graphical frames and high-color unicode terminals, the fancy mode-...
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How to change what modeline displays, based on major mode?

i know i can change what info to display in modeline in mode-line-format variable. But how to display mode-line-position for one mode, but not display it for another?
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How to show page number using pdf-tools in emacs mode line?

As title said, is there a way to have page number shows up in the mode line of emacs? I am not using any fancy power-line, this is stock emacs mode line.
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How to show waka mode time in emacs mode line?

I setup the waka time to monitor my usage successfully. However, the mode line only shows "waka" and nothing on the amount of time I spent using Emacs. To get the statistics, I have to login to Waka ...
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How to re arrange things in mode line?

I have installed nyan-mode and mode line looks like this. I would like to move nyan cat to end of mode line and arrange all other items like column number, file name, modes to left side leaving empty ...
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How to :delight major mode strings when using powerline with use-package?

I am unable to :delight major mode strings (in the mode-line) from use-package because I am intializing powerline with use-package itself. My guess is that the :delight'ing part occurs at the wrong ...
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is it possible to have a “calc embedded” indicator in doom-modeline?

this is indispensable, since I use "calc embedded" in auctex and need to leave this mode after have activate it.
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Powerline mode-line menues in terminal mode

When inside terminal mode (emacs -nw) I can open the menu using M-F10 in terminal mode. Is there a similar possibility for the powerline mode-line menue on the bottom of the window?
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How to make mode-line text look like a link/button on hover

What face/text/other property should I use to have mode-line text look like a button/link/stuff to click on while I am hovering over it with the cursor? Some examples: different background, 3D-like ...
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How to make emms only show the name of the current file being played without the path

In the mode line, emms shows the full path to the file being played, how do I change that?
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Show current ispell dictionary in modeline

FlyCheck had dynamic modeline that shows real-time errors information: FlyC:0/21 How to have the similar ability for flyspell, to show the current dictionary used in the current buffer, the info ...
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how can I fix incorrect character width?

Emacs is telling me that a certain character only takes up 1 column, even though it clearly takes up two? Is there a way I can fix this? The reason is that I'm doing some calculations in order to "...
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How to advise code to keep popup menus within frame?

How to advise code that pops up menus (like the ones you get by left-clicking a major-mode indicator in the modeline) to stay within the current Emacs frame? Background: Probably this is a bug within ...
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display in the mode-line the number of characters in the selection

I'm used to have display of the number of selected characters in the mode line when there is an active selection (in vim). Is it possible to achieve this in emacs? I managed to display the column ...
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Mode line overflow/interference with Spaceline

I am using Spaceline with the following configuration: (use-package spaceline-config :config (setq-default mode-line-format '("%e" (:eval (spaceline-ml-main))) powerline-default-separator ...
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strange minor modes and how to diminish them

I am working in a python file and thought I have diminished all modes accordingly, also yapfify. However, that does not seem to be the case as one can see in the screenshot. What are those cryptic ...
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How do I display current cell address of an org-mode table?

I am trying to write some formulas in my tables and having a bit of a hard time figuring out the current cell's address (@row:$col). It would be awesome if I could display the cell location in the ...
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Any way to display clock time in the modeline for both the current clock and all accumulated clocks simultaneously?

The variable org-clock-mode-line-total controls whether to show the clocked time of only the current clock or of all accumulated clocks of the current task. However, I'd actually like to show both. ...
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Delighting narrow-to-region possible?

I want to delight narrow-to-region. When I call org-toggle-narrow-to-subtree it calls org-narrow-to-subtree which calls narrow-to-region. When this is called the modeline shows "Narrow". Is there a ...
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local-map in header line

I'm trying to have a clickable button in the header-line. The code below works for the mode-line but not for the header line. Is there something specific to add? (setq-default header-line-format (...
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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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Timer on modeline: how to update modeline every second?

As part of my custom mode-line, I've included a feature that displays a countdown timer (timers are created using the chronos package) when it recognises that there is one running. Works great, but ...
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Show git branch in dired modeline

I would like to see the git branch shown in the dired mode-line at least for the top directory of git projects. Anyone done this or know how to?
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Decoding the cryptic Emacs mode-line

In my mode-line there's a cryptic set of characters like -UUU:@%*--F32 I know I could read through the documentation to figure out what they all mean, but I'd rather just hit a key and have a window ...
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How do I get a fancier mode line that uses solid colors and triangles?

People occasionally post screenshots with modelines that have solid colors and triangles: How do I replicate this effect?