To install this package, run in Emacs:
M-x package-install RET rich-minority RET
#+OPTIONS: tags:nil #+OPTIONS: toc:nil num:nil * rich-minority-mode Emacs package for hiding and/or highlighting the list of minor-modes in the mode-line. ** Usage To activate the enrichment of your minor-modes list, call =M-x rich-minority-mode=, or add this to your init file: #+begin_src emacs-lisp (rich-minority-mode 1) #+end_src By default, this has a couple of small effects (provided as examples) it is up to you to customize it to your liking with the following three variables: - ~rm-blacklist~ :: List of minor mode names that will be hidden from the minor-modes list. Use this to hide *only* a few modes that are always active and don’t really contribute information. eg: #+begin_src emacs-lisp (setq rm-blacklist (format "^ \\(%s\\)$" (mapconcat #'identity '("Fly.*" "Projectile.*" "PgLn") "\\|"))) #+end_src - ~rm-whitelist~ :: List of minor mode names that are allowed on the minor-modes list. Use this to hide *all but* a few modes. - ~rm-text-properties~ :: List text properties to apply to each minor-mode lighter. For instance, by default we highlight =Ovwrt= with a red face, so you always know if you’re in =overwrite-mode=. ** Comparison to Diminish Diminish is an established player in the mode-line world, who also handles the minor-modes list. What can rich-minority /offer in contrast/? - rich-minority is more versatile: 1. It accepts *regexps*, instead of having to specify each minor-mode individually; That is, where in diminish.el you would do this: #+begin_src emacs-lisp (diminish 'auto-fill-function) #+end_src rich-minority does this: #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp (add-to-list " Fill" 'rm-blacklist) #+END_SRC where ~" Fill"~ could be any regular expression. 2. It also offers a *whitelist* behaviour, in addition to the blacklist; 3. It supports *highlighting* specific minor-modes with completely arbitrary text properties. - rich-minority takes a cleaner, functional approach. It doesn’t hack into the =minor-mode-alist= variable. What is rich-minority /missing/? It just doesn’t have a quick and simple replacement functionality yet. However, you can set the =display= property of a minor-mode to whatever string you want and that will function as a replacement. ** Installation This package is available from GNU Elpa and Melpa, you may install it by calling =M-x list-packages=. ** License rich-minority is released under the GPLv3 or newer.