Workgroups for Emacs
Workgroups is a session manager for Emacs.
- It saves all your opened buffers, their location and sizes on disk to restore later
- You can create several workspaces
You can also restore such buffers as: org-agenda, shell, magit-status, help.
Fork it, add more special buffers support. Or even better - fix bugs.
Just install "workgroups2" from Melpa and activate it with
(require 'workgroups2) ;; Change some settings (workgroups-mode 1) ; put this one at the bottom of .emacs
Most commands are bound to both
<prefix> <key> and
By default prefix is: "C-c z" (To change it - see settings below)
<prefix> <key> <prefix> c - create workgroup <prefix> A - rename workgroup <prefix> k - kill workgroup <prefix> v - switch to workgroup <prefix> C-s - save session <prefix> C-f - load session
If you want to change some settings - here is an example:
(require 'workgroups2) ;; Your settings here ;;(setq wg-session-load-on-start t) ; default: (not (daemonp)) ;; Change prefix key (before activating WG) (setq wg-prefix-key (kbd "C-c z")) ;; Change workgroups session file (setq wg-session-file "~/.emacs.d/.emacs_workgroups") ;; Set your own keyboard shortcuts to reload/save/switch WGs: ;; "s" == "Super" or "Win"-key, "S" == Shift, "C" == Control (global-set-key (kbd "<pause>") 'wg-reload-session) (global-set-key (kbd "C-S-<pause>") 'wg-save-session) (global-set-key (kbd "s-z") 'wg-switch-to-workgroup) (global-set-key (kbd "s-/") 'wg-switch-to-previous-workgroup) (workgroups-mode 1) ; put this one at the bottom of .emacs
You can use
workgroups to see all variables and
faces to change.
;; What to do on Emacs exit / workgroups-mode exit? (setq wg-emacs-exit-save-behavior 'save) ; Options: 'save 'ask nil (setq wg-workgroups-mode-exit-save-behavior 'save) ; Options: 'save 'ask nil ;; Mode Line changes ;; Display workgroups in Mode Line? (setq wg-mode-line-display-on t) ; Default: (not (featurep 'powerline)) (setq wg-flag-modified t) ; Display modified flags as well (setq wg-mode-line-decor-left-brace "[" wg-mode-line-decor-right-brace "]" ; how to surround it wg-mode-line-decor-divider ":")
Hooks' names can tell when they are executed
workgroups-mode-hook ; when `workgroups-mode' is turned on workgroups-mode-exit-hook ; `workgroups-mode' is turned off wg-before-switch-to-workgroup-hook wg-after-switch-to-workgroup-hook
(wg-help)- help buffer listing all the commands and their bindings.
M-x customize-group RET workgroups RET- all customization options
- Reporting a bug - give me full
(backtrace)of what happened and how you did it.
- Requesting a major-mode support - write how you install, configure and run yours.
- Make pull-requests
- Ask questions (if you don't know how to hack it). Personally I found the code very complex at first
GPL. This extension is based on experimental branch of the original repo.