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GnuClient: faster access to XEmacs

Friday, September 7th, 2007

XEmacs is a great text editor, but it takes some time to start up. I use GnuClient to get around this problem. GnuClient opens a window that looks like a new XEmacs window, but is in fact part of a running XEmacs process. It ships with XEmacs, but you need to tell XEmacs via the […]

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 […]

Mozex extension for Firefox

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Since discovering Mozex, I can use gnuclient to fill out online text areas and view the source code of websites, which makes for easy copying and yanking to and from local files (to say nothing of being able to use XEmacs key bindings). Addendum Make sure you get the development version.

XEmacs and umlauts — setting the character encoding to UTF-8

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

XEmacs didn’t display umlauts correctly. I guessed this has something to do with the file encoding (the file displayed correctly in a terminal window with nano or “xemacs -nw”). The grey horizontal bar that separates the main buffer from the minibuffer shows the encoding of the current buffer at the very left. The text in […]