Today's post has some of the default settings from my initialization file.

    • Necessary Adjustments when you set-up on a new computer
    • Paths to Update on Change
    • Executable Paths
    • Libraries
    • Function declarations
    • Emacs Customization Seperate File
    • Emax Defaults
    • Some Defaults
    • Frames, Buffers, And Lines
    • Some Custom Default Functions
    • Some New Key Bindings
    • Popup, Pos-tip,Tooltip, Posframe
    • Which Key


Last post I covered function declarations from the above subsection, lines 135 - 424 of my configuration. This post covers up to "Frames, Buffers, And Lines" (also defaults), so lines 425 - 534.

Most of the defaults are relevant. If you don't want your Emacs to beep when you hit the end of the file, then you need to set a default, and the same for another annoying stuff. I make no promises the following section is efficient (let me know if you see some double entries).


First though, Emacs will continually add to your config with any auto settings configured through the GUI customization interface. You don't want that, so you need to put it in a separate file like this.

(setq custom-file (expand-file-name "custom.el" "c:/emacs/emax/"))
 (load custom-file)

Here are some of the defaults I use

 ;; Keep emacs Custom-settings in separate file
(when window-system
(blink-cursor-mode 0)                           ; Disable the cursor blinking
;(scroll-bar-mode 0)                             ; Disable the scroll bar
(tool-bar-mode 0)                               ; Disable the tool bar
(tooltip-mode 0))                               ; Disable the tooltips
ad-redefinition-action 'accept                   ; Silence warnings for redefinition
confirm-kill-emacs 'yes-or-no-p                  ; Confirm before exiting Emacs
cursor-in-non-selected-windows t                 ; Hide the cursor in inactive windows
delete-by-moving-to-trash t                      ; Delete files to trash
display-time-default-load-average nil            ; Don't display load average
display-time-format "%H:%M"                      ; Format the time string
fill-column 140                                   ; Set width for automatic line breaks
help-window-select t                             ; Focus new help windows when opened
indent-tabs-mode nil                             ; Stop using tabs to indent
inhibit-startup-screen t                         ; Disable start-up screen
initial-scratch-message ""                       ; Empty the initial *scratch* buffer
; left-margin-width 1 right-margin-width 1         ; Add left and right margins
mode-require-final-newline 'visit-save           ; Add a newline at EOF on visit
mouse-yank-at-point t                            ; Yank at point rather than pointer
ns-use-srgb-colorspace nil                       ; Don't use sRGB colors
recenter-positions '(5 top bottom)               ; Set re-centering positions
redisplay-dont-pause t                           ; don't pause display on input
debug-on-error t
jit-lock-defer-time 0
frame-resize-pixelwise t
fast-but-imprecise-scrolling t
scroll-conservatively 10000                      ; Always scroll by one line
scroll-margin 1                                  ; scroll N lines to screen edge
scroll-step 1                                    ; keyboard scroll one line at a time
scroll-preserve-screen-position 1
select-enable-clipboard t                        ; Merge system's and Emacs' clipboard
show-trailing-whitespace nil                     ; Display trailing whitespaces
; split-height-threshold nil                       ; Disable vertical window splitting
; split-width-threshold nil                        ; Disable horizontal window splitting
tab-width 4                                      ; Set width for tabs
uniquify-buffer-name-style 'forward              ; Uniquify buffer names
; window-combination-resize t                      ; Resize windows proportionally
x-stretch-cursor t)                              ; Stretch cursor to the glyph width
(setq sentence-end-double-space nil)             ; End a sentence after a dot and a space
(setq line-number-mode t)                         ; Enable line numbers in the mode-line
(setq column-number-mode t)                       ; Enable column numbers in the mode-line
(size-indication-mode 1)                          ; Enable size status in the mode-line
(display-time-mode)                               ; Enable time in the mode-line
(fringe-mode 0)                                   ; Hide fringes
(fset 'yes-or-no-p 'y-or-n-p)                     ; Replace yes/no prompts with y/n
;(show-paren-mode t)
(setq show-paren-style 'expression)
;(menu-bar-mode 0)                                 ; Disable the menu bar
;(mouse-avoidance-mode 'banish)                    ; Avoid collision of mouse with point
(put 'downcase-region 'disabled nil)              ; Enable downcase-region
(put 'upcase-region 'disabled nil)                ; Enable upcase-region
;Garbage-collect on focus-out, Emacs /should/ feel snappier.
(add-hook 'focus-out-hook #'garbage-collect)
;delete trailing whitespace
(add-hook 'before-save-hook 'delete-trailing-whitespace)
(pdf-tools-install :no-query)
;set-warning level
(setq warning-minimum-level :emergency)

Here are the rest for this post, the last line is line 534 of my init

; Silence warnings for redefinition
(setq ad-redefinition-action 'warn)
; Hide the cursor in inactive windows
(setq cursor-in-non-selected-windows t )
; Don't display load average
(setq display-time-default-load-average nil)
; Focus new help windows when opened
(setq help-window-select t )
; Prefers spaces over tabs
(setq indent-tabs-mode nil )
; Merge system's and Emacs' clipboard
(setq select-enable-clipboard t )
(setq save-interprogram-paste-before-kill t)
; Avoid the :ensure keyword for each package
(setq use-package-always-ensure t)
; Always follow the symlinks
(setq vc-follow-symlinks 'ask)
;view-read-only-defined in 'files.el, (require 'file.el) moved from later line to here
(require 'files)
;read-only files in read-only-mode
(setq view-read-only t)
;no byte compile warnings (not set here?)
;(setq byte-compile-warnings -1)
; Re-define package--save-selected-packages to stop customization sending dependeny info to melpa process.
(defun package--save-selected-packages (&rest opt) nil)
;ensure manual indentation
(setq electric-indent-mode -1)
(add-hook 'after-change-major-mode-hook (lambda() (electric-indent-mode -1)))
;set tab width
(setq-default tab-width 4)
;(bind-key "C-x TAB" 'indent-rigidly)
(global-set-key (kbd "C-x TAB") 'indent-rigidly)
;; Save a list of recent files visited. (open recent file with C-x f)
(require 'recentf)
(recentf-mode 1)
(setq recentf-max-saved-items 100)
;save abbrevs silently
(setq save-abbrevs 'silently)

That’s all for now…