Clean up emacs mode line for tiny netbook
In Emacs, status bar at the bottom of the buffer is called the mode-line.
It contains too much information for me because my screen is tiny (I use the netbook Eee PC 701 whose LCD resolution is 800x480).
For example, org-mode will append some information at the mode-line which is beyond my tiny screen.
See customizing the mode-line for the solution to clean up the mode-line.
But there is one problem. The variable
global-mode-string is missing in mode-line. So my favorite org-mode trick
M-x org-timer-set-timer won't work.
Here is my fixed version.
- Emacs Lisp code
;; @see http://emacs-fu.blogspot.com/2011/08/customizing-mode-line.html ;; But I need global-mode-string, ;; @see http://www.delorie.com/gnu/docs/elisp-manual-21/elisp_360.html ;; use setq-default to set it for /all/ modes (setq-default mode-line-format (list ;; the buffer name; the file name as a tool tip '(:eval (propertize "%b " 'face 'font-lock-keyword-face 'help-echo (buffer-file-name))) ;; line and column "(" ;; '%02' to set to 2 chars at least; prevents flickering (propertize "%02l" 'face 'font-lock-type-face) "," (propertize "%02c" 'face 'font-lock-type-face) ") " ;; relative position, size of file "[" (propertize "%p" 'face 'font-lock-constant-face) ;; % above top "/" (propertize "%I" 'face 'font-lock-constant-face) ;; size "] " ;; the current major mode for the buffer. "[" '(:eval (propertize "%m" 'face 'font-lock-string-face 'help-echo buffer-file-coding-system)) "] " "[" ;; insert vs overwrite mode, input-method in a tooltip '(:eval (propertize (if overwrite-mode "Ovr" "Ins") 'face 'font-lock-preprocessor-face 'help-echo (concat "Buffer is in " (if overwrite-mode "overwrite" "insert") " mode"))) ;; was this buffer modified since the last save? '(:eval (when (buffer-modified-p) (concat "," (propertize "Mod" 'face 'font-lock-warning-face 'help-echo "Buffer has been modified")))) ;; is this buffer read-only? '(:eval (when buffer-read-only (concat "," (propertize "RO" 'face 'font-lock-type-face 'help-echo "Buffer is read-only")))) "] " ;;global-mode-string, org-timer-set-timer in org-mode need this (propertize "%M" 'face 'font-lock-type-face) " --" ;; i don't want to see minor-modes; but if you want, uncomment this: ;; minor-mode-alist ;; list of minor modes "%-" ;; fill with '-' ))