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;; Prevent the cursor from blinking
(blink-cursor-mode 0)
;; Don't use messages that you don't read
(setq initial-scratch-message "")
(setq inhibit-startup-message t)
;; Don't let Emacs hurt your ears
(setq visible-bell t)
;; You need to set `inhibit-startup-echo-area-message' from the
;; customization interface:
;; M-x customize-variable RET inhibit-startup-echo-area-message RET
;; then enter your username
(setq inhibit-startup-echo-area-message "guerry")
;; This is bound to f11 in Emacs 24.4
;; Who use the bar to scroll?
(scroll-bar-mode 0)
(tool-bar-mode 0)
(menu-bar-mode 0)
;; You can also set the initial frame parameters
;; (setq initial-frame-alist
;; '((menu-bar-lines . 0)
;; (tool-bar-lines . 0)))
;; See
(defvar-local hidden-mode-line-mode nil)
(defvar-local hide-mode-line nil)
(define-minor-mode hidden-mode-line-mode
"Minor mode to hide the mode-line in the current buffer."
:init-value nil
:global nil
:variable hidden-mode-line-mode
:group 'editing-basics
(if hidden-mode-line-mode
(setq hide-mode-line mode-line-format
mode-line-format nil)
(setq mode-line-format hide-mode-line
hide-mode-line nil))
;; Apparently force-mode-line-update is not always enough to
;; redisplay the mode-line
(when (and (called-interactively-p 'interactive)
0 nil 'message
(concat "Hidden Mode Line Mode enabled. "
"Use M-x hidden-mode-line-mode to make the mode-line appear."))))
;; Activate hidden-mode-line-mode
(hidden-mode-line-mode 1)
;; If you want to hide the mode-line in all new buffers
;; (add-hook 'after-change-major-mode-hook 'hidden-mode-line-mode)
;; Alternatively, you can paint your mode-line in White but then
;; you'll have to manually paint it in black again
;; (custom-set-faces
;; '(mode-line-highlight ((t nil)))
;; '(mode-line ((t (:foreground "white" :background "white"))))
;; '(mode-line-inactive ((t (:background "white" :foreground "white")))))
;; A small minor mode to use a big fringe
(defvar bzg-big-fringe-mode nil)
(define-minor-mode bzg-big-fringe-mode
"Minor mode to hide the mode-line in the current buffer."
:init-value nil
:global t
:variable bzg-big-fringe-mode
:group 'editing-basics
(if (not bzg-big-fringe-mode)
(set-fringe-style nil)
(/ (- (frame-pixel-width)
(* 100 (frame-char-width)))
;; Now activate this global minor mode
(bzg-big-fringe-mode 1)
;; To activate the fringe by default and deactivate it when windows
;; are split vertically, uncomment this:
;; (add-hook 'window-configuration-change-hook
;; (lambda ()
;; (if (delq nil
;; (let ((fw (frame-width)))
;; (mapcar (lambda(w) (< (window-width w) fw))
;; (window-list))))
;; (bzg-big-fringe-mode 0)
;; (bzg-big-fringe-mode 1))))
;; Use a minimal cursor
;; (setq cursor-type 'hbar)
;; Get rid of the indicators in the fringe
(mapcar (lambda(fb) (set-fringe-bitmap-face fb 'org-hide))
;; Set the color of the fringe
'(fringe ((t (:background "white")))))
'(default ((t (:background "black" :foreground "grey"))))
'(fringe ((t (:background "black")))))
;; Command to toggle the display of the mode-line as a header
(defvar-local header-line-format nil)
(defun mode-line-in-header ()
(if (not header-line-format)
(setq header-line-format mode-line-format
mode-line-format nil)
(setq mode-line-format header-line-format
header-line-format nil))
(set-window-buffer nil (current-buffer)))
(global-set-key (kbd "C-s-SPC") 'mode-line-in-header)

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@rfinz rfinz commented Jan 24, 2015

Hi BZG, I use and love large portions of this. I decided to keep my zenburn theme, however, and this caused an issue with the big fringe mode.

(mapcar (lambda(fb) (set-fringe-bitmap-face fb 'org-hide))

Results in a slightly darkened version of the indicator still appearing in the fringe.

I had better success removing the continuation indicator from the alist entirely and restoring it when coming out of big fringe mode. Other indicators I thought would still be useful to have, and and appear infrequently enough to keep without breaking my concentration. It would be relatively trivial to remove the other indicators.

I also changed the set-fringe-mode to set-fringe-style so that it only works in the current frame. This is annoying if you want to set another frame into big fringe mode as well, but it is better than the alternative, and usually my second frame is not large enough to bother "big-fringing".

I also use window-total-width instead of frame-pixel-width, so that there are no negative side effects to using big fringe mode in a split-frame, so long as it the windows are the same size. Otherwise it would do crazy-weird things sometimes if I would absent-mindedly engage the big fringes.

;; BZG Big Fringe Mode - tiny mode (edited by rfinz)
(defvar bzg-big-fringe-mode nil)
(define-minor-mode bzg-big-fringe-mode
  "Minor mode to use big fringe in the current buffer."
  :init-value nil
  :global t
  :variable bzg-big-fringe-mode
  :group 'editing-basics
  (if (not bzg-big-fringe-mode)
    (set-fringe-style nil)
    (setcdr (assq 'continuation fringe-indicator-alist)
        '(left-curly-arrow right-curly-arrow)))
       (max (/ (* (- (window-total-width) 80) (frame-char-width)) 2) 8))

      (setcdr (assq 'continuation fringe-indicator-alist)
        '(nil nil)))))

Don't think I did anything else except make the width 80 columns.

Thanks so much for the original!

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