Show icons instead of mode names in emacs.
Some of the modes that have icons instead of names now:
As of version 0.3.0 you can also use icons from some icon fonts, specifically:
The icons look the best if you have the fonts installed on your system and mode-icons will not do this for you.
mode-icons.el somewhere in your
load-path and copy the
icons/ directory there as well. Then
mode-icons in your
Emacs init file.
Once installed you can add
(mode-icons-mode) to your init file.
Ignoring mode-icons in other buffers
When looking at buffers with commands like
ibuffer, they display the
icons for the mode names as well. If you don’t like this behavior you
mode-icons-change-mode-name to be nil:
(setq mode-icons-change-mode-name nil)
Changing how mode-icons recolors images
Additionally, if the image icon was an
xpm icon, then you can have
it changed to match your mode-line face. In the example below, the
inactive mode-line shows the emacs and yasnippet icon changed to match
the inactive mode-line:
This also will match whatever color-theme you have installed. For example, if you use the popular cyberpunk theme, you would see the icons colored to match the color-theme
This is enabled by default, and can be disabled by:
(setq mode-icons-desaturate-inactive nil)
You can also change the icon to match the active mode line (disabled by default):
(setq mode-icons-desaturate-active t)
Some of the black and white images are tagged as black and white and are automatically recolored to match the mode-line face. You can turn this off and use the black and white image by setting:
(setq mode-icons-grayscale-transform nil)
Creating xpm images from fonts
To create/recreate all the xpm images for the font images, you can
This requires a working
gimp installation, and all the fonts for the
icons installed. This will start an inferior scheme process for
*mode-icons-gimp* and convert all the images to xpm files.
After the images are created, you can stop the
gimp process by
This should be stopped evetually if there is no input received to gimp.