For hardline Luddite editing!
Feebleline removes the modeline and replaces it with a slimmer proxy version, which displays some basic information in the echo area instead. This information is only displayed if the echo area is not used for anything else (but if you switch frame/window, it will replace whatever message is currently displayed).
The modeline gets restored when you toggle off feebleline-mode, of course.
Note on new version
I apologize in advance to anyone who updated the package from melpa and got something completely different than what they used to get. The work-around if you miss the old version is to uninstall feebleline, clone this repo, checkout
and keep using the old version. But I have no idea why anyone would want to.
There are some customizations available, check out
to see what you can do. An example init snippet would look something like:
(use-package feebleline :ensure t :config (setq feebleline-msg-functions '((feebleline-line-number :post "" :fmt "%5s") (feebleline-column-number :pre ":" :fmt "%-2s") (feebleline-file-directory :face feebleline-dir-face :post "") (feebleline-file-or-buffer-name :face font-lock-keyword-face :post "") (feebleline-file-modified-star :face font-lock-warning-face :post "") (feebleline-git-branch :face feebleline-git-face :pre " : ") (feebleline-project-name :align right))) (feebleline-mode 1))
The minibuffer should now show something similar to:
1:0 ~/feebleline/feebleline.el : development feebleline
This is a screenshow from the latest version (yes that is my actual ugly day-to-day theme):
(but on less ugly theme :P)