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Ubuntu/ Linux: How to permanently turn off the annoying system bell (beep)

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

You know what I mean … that loud loud beep that almost knocks you out whenever you type a non-available keyboard shortcut in Emacs. For immediate relief (this will not persist through a reboot): sudo modprobe -r pcspkr For permanent relief, edit the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and add the line: blacklist pcspkr Addendum On my Lenovo […]

Better buffer switching in Emacs

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

I’ve switched from XEmacs to Emacs, about a month back. I like it much better. On Xubuntu, many more things work “out of the box” (for example the Noweb mode for Sweave). X clipboard contents are immediately available for yanking! One thing that’s always annoyed me in both XEmacs and Emacs was the buffer switching […]

Emacs & weblogger.el

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Weblogger.el offers a nice way to post directly to a WordPress blog from Emacs; here’s a good description how to set it up. In addition: When creating an entry, you can also set categories by adding a line “Keywords:” to the header, such as: Keywords: Linux, Emacs, Noobs I haven’t figured out how to do […]

XEmacs: how to change fill-column on the fly

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

XEmacs uses fill-column to break lines at a width defined by the user, either automatically as you type, or whenever you hit M-q, depending on whether auto-fill-mode is set to 1 or to −1. For me, the default is set to 70 in ~/.xemacs/init.el by this line:(setq default-fill-column 70). If you want to change fill-column temporarily for […]