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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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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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 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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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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I'd like a global mode-line in my frame [duplicate]

A previous comment... In the following I'm calling mode-line to the mode-line itself or any of its variations/replacements (e.g. powerline) Statement of the problem In the next picture, you can see ...
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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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Toggle button on modeline

How to create a toggle button in the modeline, like a play / pause button ? for now, I've got the following : (setq-default mode-line-format '( (:eval (propertize " ⏸ " ...
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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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mode-line refresh with alerts and weechat

Note - The original post incorrectly diagnosed this as a terminal issue. Further testing showed this not to be the case - the issue is a race condition in the alert package. I've crossed-out the now ...
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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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How to resize vertical split with mouse when using telephone-line instead of mode-line?

According to this StackOverflow answer, one can resize a vertical split with the mouse by dragging the mode-line in a specific spot. I'm using telephone-line and can't find any spot on there to ...
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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 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 window number in my mode-line?

I use window-numbering package to switch between windows in emacs, however I am struggling to display window number in my mode-line, preferably in [#] format (i.e. [1], [2], [3] ...). What variable ...
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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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Diminish flyspell

How can I diminish flyspell-mode (the one built-in to emacs)? With use-package, none of the following work: (use-package flyspell-mode :diminish) (use-package flyspell-mode :diminish 'flyspell-...
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Spacemacs mode-line unicode characters: what do they mean?

I've found it hard to discover the source or meaning of the unicode characters in the mode-line. All questions I've found referencing them are about how to get them to display correctly --- e.g. this ...
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Display all/current CSV heading names

In CSV files (especially ones with a lot of columns and/or a lot of rows) I find that it's hard to tell which column I'm on. Normally I'd like to know either the column heading, or sometimes the ...
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local keymap in mode-line doesn't work in terminal

I'm having trouble with getting local keymap:s to work in the mode-line, but only in terminals (with xterm-mouse-mode enabled). This applies to both the standard mode-line entries (like mode-line-...
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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 can I show the full path to the current file in the mode-line for Spacemacs (Spaceline)?

I'd like to display the full path instead of just the filename itself. How can this be done? So essentially where it says .spacemacs in the below image (seems this mode-line is called "Spaceline"):
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Is there a Magit hook for post checkout?

Unfortunately, the vc-mode in my mode-line is not being updated when checking out a branch, it still points to the older branch. revert all open buffers fixes than but I can't find a hook to attach ...
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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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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 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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Documentation for mode-line-emphasis and mode-line-interactive

I'm seeing mode-line-emphasis and mode-line-inactive used in color themes to change the mode-line face value for used and unused buffers. describe-function and describe-variable don't have an entry ...
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Indicate remote files in mode-line

Does anybody know how to clearly indicate in the mode-line that I'm working on a remote file (e.g. with the color of the buffer name, model-line background or some small tag). I use tramp to work ...
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Hiding mode-line in speedbar buffer

I would like to hide the mode-line completely in a speedbar buffer. Calling (setq mode-line-format nil) in the buffer works temporarily, but I would like to make this setting permanent. Adding a hook ...
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How to make mode line indicate that a window is dedicated?

I'd like to be able to see visually whether a window is dedicated. Is there a way that I could add this information to the mode line?
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speed up sml-modeline, is this possible?

I really like the package sml-modeline (it is available on melpa): https://melpa.org/#/sml-modeline With it I replaced my vertical scrollbars. But when opening large text files like this Raspbian-...
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Prevent mouse-3 on mode-line from closing the window

From https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Mode-Line-Mouse.html : mouse-3 on a mode line deletes the window it belongs to. If the frame has only one window, it does nothing. I ...
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Show the full path to the 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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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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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 show a tooltip for the mode-line that displays the full buffer name

Is there a way to show a tooltip that contains the full buffer name when I hover over the buffer name part of the mode line? I'd like to quickly check the full buffer name when I have a narrow frame ...
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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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Is there more than mode line (and header line)?

I was wondering if it is possible (with any reasonable amount of work) to add another mode line (i know there is the configurable header line), maybe right above or below the new mode line or even one ...
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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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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 display file size in the mode line

How can I display file size in MB or KB in the mode line? I have the icon for encoding setting, title of the buffer, etc but have no file size in there.
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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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How do I change the mode indicators for evil-mode in the spaceline mode line package?

The mode line shows <N> or <I> or <V> and I would like it to show NORMAL, INSERT, VISUAL, etc. I'm new to Emacs so my Elisp skills are non-existent.
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how to change the font of only the minor-modes list in the mode line?

My main font doesn't render the minor modes glyphs correctly, they are smaller, so I wanted to force the glyphs of the minor modes list to use the default source code pro font which renders them at ...
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What's this line between the modeline and the echo area?

I'm using a dark theme, so it's a bit hard to see, but there is a black line between the modeline and the echo area in the shot above. You can also see it between the modeline and a hydra, and the ...
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Show cut-off line in mini buffer?

When using ECB, the lines for function names are often long and get cut-off in the sidebar: Is there a way to show the full line that the cursor is at in the mini buffer when it is cut off due to its ...
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Changing emacs theme modeline colors

I've installed this great theme atom-one-dark and I love it. However, one thing I'd like to change is the modeline colors. Currently, the grey one is the inactive one and the black one is the active ...
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Fast/efficient way to keep a running word count

I am trying to implement a minor mode that displays in the modeline the current word count and the number of new words since the file was last opened. There are some existing implementations with ...
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How to make buffer name in mode-line be bold when its window is selected? [duplicate]

In Emacs, on the modeline: I would like the name of the currently focused buffer to be bold, but only when its window is selected. My modeline looks something like this: (setq mode-line-format (...
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How to show XPath for current location in an XML hierarchy in the modeline?

When editing a long Maven pom.xml I may see a screen full of <plugin> blocks with their parent tags out of sight. I would like to know whether I'm looking at a /project/build/plugins/plugin tag ...