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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Customize modeline to display name of prev/next buffer

As topic says - I'm using tabbar + tabbar-forward-tab to quickly switch between recent buffers right now, but I don't really like it. I'd rather have the names of the previous and next buffer show up ...
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Display mode-line on multiple lines

How do I set the mode-line to display using multiple lines, as required (or even statically), to fit in all of its contents?
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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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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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“shared global mode-line info”

There's some stuff in the mode-line that's "global", not particular to that buffer, e.g. date-time-load, org-clock task and erc-track. If split-window-right, that stuff is both duplicated and ...
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Passing advice to mode line

I'd like to advise format-mode-line to collapse whitespace across the whole string. The following attempt does not work for me. (advice-add 'format-mode-line :filter-return 'collapse-whitespace) ...
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How can I prevent the modeline from covering up the last line of some prompts/buffers in the bottom?

When I use some commands that display a buffer in the bottom which prompts some additional info, my mode-line is covering up the last line (or part of it). Is there a way to turn off the mode-line in ...
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How to display current task and running clock in modeline

I started using org-mode's clocking commands for tracking how I spend time at work. While the clock is running, the current task is shown in the mode line, along with the title of the task, but only ...
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Display projectile root in spaceline mode line

I use spaceline configured in the following way; (use-package spaceline :ensure t) (use-package spaceline-config :ensure spaceline :config (spaceline-helm-mode 1) (spaceline-emacs-theme)) ...
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mode-line-inactive after system window loses focus

When a system/X11 window (frame) with Emacs loses focus, how can I make its mode line become mode-line-inactive? It stays active, keeping the standard mode-line look/face… Shouldn’t it be the default?...
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How to display atime, ctime and mtime of a file in the modeline?

The modeline at the bottom already displays valuable information about the current buffer, like the EOL type (LF), the encoding (UTF-8)… Now when I open a file, I would find it very handy to also ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Why in shell mode not show row/column number in mode line?

Emacs 26.1 I use smart mode line https://github.com/Malabarba/smart-mode-line. Here result: As you can see in scratch buffer show row/column numbers. But in shell mode not. Why? How I can fix this?
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scrolling text in the mode-line

Since the mode-line space is precious, I'd like to display some information in a fixed size area (60 char for example). To do so, I'd like the text to scroll, like when music players display music ...
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Restrict Mode Line display to window

I am configuring mode-line and currently the time is displayed in each window's mode-line, as shown by the image below. Is it possible to restrict the time display to the bottom right mode-line?
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How to highlight in the mode-line that a compilation process is running in AUCTeX?

As compiling LaTeX documents can take a while, I would like to be able to quickly and effortlessly check whether the compilation process is still runing. How can I achieve this with AUCTeX? I know I ...
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mode line time not updating

I'm using powerline for my modeline and I have placed a clock within the modeline. This clock is only updating when I'm within that buffer, if I have another buffer up the clock freezes until that ...
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How to change mouse pointer in mode line or header line?

The mouse pointer shape changes whether its over the buffer, over the mode line, or header line, if that exists. How can I change the mouse pointer shapes for these different areas to something other ...
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Some spaceline questions

So, I'm trying out spaceline, I have a few problems I can't figure out. My segments does not display correctly, there is a weird display conflict that look like small boxes between each segment, is ...
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Display dropbox status

I would like my emacs to call dropbox status every 30 seconds and display whether Dropbox is up-to-date at the bottom of the buffer (where info such as the line-number and file name is). How could ...
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Powerline: display selected window's mode line in all windows

I know this is a slightly odd request, but I'd like to make all the mode lines for windows within a frame identical. I'm using powerline with the default spacemacs theme. So, if I have three windows ...
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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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Is there a way to set different background colors based on buffer name / file path?

I'd like to have a visual marker that is impossible to miss to show when I am viewing a file under a particular directory. Just having the path in the modeline is not enough to avoid confusion ...
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Display time in the mode line before the list of active (sub-)modes?

Currently my mode line looks the image below. But the time displaying will be pushed beyond the right window edge once too many sub-modes are enabled. Wish to limit the size of the mode list part, or ...
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spaceline (modeline) truncate filename directory

I believe I've seen a type of abbreviation with some(?) modeline packages that I'd like to implement in spaceline (I'd be willing to switch modelines for a good reason). I want to abbreviate the ...
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How to change the size on mode-line horizontal line

I am running emacs version: GNU Emacs 27.1 (build 1, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.24.20, cairo version 1.16.0) of 2020-09-19 On ubuntu 20.04 on a Laptop with 4K display in 200% scaling mode (...
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How to show just one minor-mode in modeline

When I'm writing I really only want to see the word count, and ultimately that's the problem I'm trying to solve. There's a modeline indicator that, but to see it, I have to see all the other minor ...
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Mode-line always shows [Compiling] after compile a tex file with typos

For some special tex with typos, mode-line always shows [Compiling] even if we correct all typos. To reproduce First compile the following correct tex by C-c C-a \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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How can I shorten the buffername in (smart) mode line?

I like to shorten the buffername in mode-line to a specific number of characters. I am using the following code to do it, (setq-default mode-line-buffer-identification (list -20 (propertized-buffer-...
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Fontify parts of the mode-line

How do I most conveniently fontify/colorize parts of my mode-line. Specifically I want the vc branch named to have one color for master and another for other branches.
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How to show C/C++ doxygen section titles in the mode-line?

For C/C++ code that use doxygen sections, it would be useful to show these in the mode-line, without slowing down the mode-line display significantly. Is there a good way to add context information to ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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View CPU and memory usage in mode line

How can I configure Emacs so that it displays CPU and memory usage in the mode line? The package mode-line-stats does this, but it has not been developed for several years, and it has not been ...
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Which mode-line package(s) is/are most extendable?

My question: Hi, lately I've been looking into various mode-line customization packages such as Smart Mode Line, Powerline, Spaceline, or Telephone Line. I'd like to write a package that works ...
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Sending command from bash in shell-mode, and knowing buffer name

My specific goal is setting 'vc-mode from the $PROMPT1 snippet so that the mode line will show useful VC info in shell-mode. I can use emacsclient -e '(setq vc-mode "foo")' but that's not quite ...
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How can I get the mode line to look like the one used in this screen shot?

I've been using powerline, but this doesn't look anything like it. and just in case anyone is curious the theme in the picture is this one: https://github.com/emacsfodder/emacs-soothe-theme
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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?