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;;; starter-kit-misc.el --- Saner defaults and goodies: miscellany
;; Copyright (c) 2008-2010 Phil Hagelberg and contributors
;; Author: Phil Hagelberg <>
;; URL:
;; Version: 2.0.2
;; Keywords: convenience
;; This file is not part of GNU Emacs.
;;; Commentary:
;; "Emacs outshines all other editing software in approximately the
;; same way that the noonday sun does the stars. It is not just bigger
;; and brighter; it simply makes everything else vanish."
;; -Neal Stephenson, "In the Beginning was the Command Line"
;; This file contains setqs and things that aren't bindings or defuns.
;;; License:
;; This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
;; modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
;; as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3
;; of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
;; This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
;; but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
;; GNU General Public License for more details.
;; You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
;; along with GNU Emacs; see the file COPYING. If not, write to the
;; Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor,
;; Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.
;;; Code:
(when window-system
(setq frame-title-format '(buffer-file-name "%f" ("%b")))
(tooltip-mode -1)
(mouse-wheel-mode t)
(blink-cursor-mode -1))
;; can't do it at launch or emacsclient won't always honor it
(add-hook 'before-make-frame-hook 'esk-turn-off-tool-bar)
(setq visible-bell t
inhibit-startup-message t
color-theme-is-global t
sentence-end-double-space nil
shift-select-mode nil
mouse-yank-at-point t
uniquify-buffer-name-style 'forward
whitespace-style '(face trailing lines-tail tabs)
whitespace-line-column 80
ediff-window-setup-function 'ediff-setup-windows-plain
oddmuse-directory (concat user-emacs-directory "oddmuse")
save-place-file (concat user-emacs-directory "places")
backup-directory-alist `(("." . ,(concat user-emacs-directory "backups")))
diff-switches "-u")
(add-to-list 'safe-local-variable-values '(lexical-binding . t))
(add-to-list 'safe-local-variable-values '(whitespace-line-column . 80))
;; Set this to whatever browser you use
;; (setq browse-url-browser-function 'browse-url-firefox)
;; (setq browse-url-browser-function 'browse-default-macosx-browser)
;; (setq browse-url-browser-function 'browse-default-windows-browser)
;; (setq browse-url-browser-function 'browse-default-kde)
;; (setq browse-url-browser-function 'browse-default-epiphany)
;; (setq browse-url-browser-function 'browse-default-w3m)
;; (setq browse-url-browser-function 'browse-url-generic
;; browse-url-generic-program "~/src/conkeror/conkeror")
;; Highlight matching parentheses when the point is on them.
(show-paren-mode 1)
;; ido-mode is like magic pixie dust!
(ido-mode t)
(ido-ubiquitous t)
(setq ido-enable-prefix nil
ido-enable-flex-matching t
ido-auto-merge-work-directories-length nil
ido-create-new-buffer 'always
ido-use-filename-at-point 'guess
ido-use-virtual-buffers t
ido-handle-duplicate-virtual-buffers 2
ido-max-prospects 10)
(require 'ffap)
(defvar ffap-c-commment-regexp "^/\\*+"
"Matches an opening C-style comment, like \"/***\".")
(defadvice ffap-guesser (after avoid-c-comments activate)
"Don't return paths like \"/******\" unless they actually exist.
This fixes the bug where ido would try to suggest a C-style
comment as a filename."
(when (and ad-return-value
(string-match-p ffap-c-commment-regexp
(not (ffap-file-exists-string ad-return-value)))
(setq ad-return-value nil))))
(set-default 'indent-tabs-mode nil)
(set-default 'indicate-empty-lines t)
(set-default 'imenu-auto-rescan t)
(add-hook 'text-mode-hook 'turn-on-auto-fill)
(add-hook 'text-mode-hook 'turn-on-flyspell)
(defalias 'yes-or-no-p 'y-or-n-p)
(defalias 'auto-tail-revert-mode 'tail-mode)
(random t) ;; Seed the random-number generator
;; Hippie expand: at times perhaps too hip
(dolist (f '(try-expand-line try-expand-list try-complete-file-name-partially))
(delete f hippie-expand-try-functions-list))
;; Add this back in at the end of the list.
(add-to-list 'hippie-expand-try-functions-list 'try-complete-file-name-partially t)
(eval-after-load 'grep
'(when (boundp 'grep-find-ignored-files)
(add-to-list 'grep-find-ignored-files "*.class")))
;; Cosmetics
(eval-after-load 'diff-mode
(set-face-foreground 'diff-added "green4")
(set-face-foreground 'diff-removed "red3")))
(eval-after-load 'magit
(set-face-foreground 'magit-diff-add "green4")
(set-face-foreground 'magit-diff-del "red3")))
;; Get around the emacswiki spam protection
(eval-after-load 'oddmuse
(add-hook 'oddmuse-mode-hook
(lambda ()
(unless (string-match "question" oddmuse-post)
(setq oddmuse-post (concat "uihnscuskc=1;" oddmuse-post))))))
(provide 'starter-kit-misc)
;;; starter-kit-misc.el ends here