Emacs Advent Calendar 24: Misc. Features
Today we will look at various small features of Emacs as well as some of the functionality because of which Emacs sometimes is called an operating system on its own.
You can increase the display font size on the fly with
and decrease it with
<TAB> indents text intelligently depending on the
active modes. To indent the region, use
C-M-\ . To indent a
region interactively, press
C-x <TAB> and use the arrow keys
For Minibuffer completion,
M-x icomplete-mode can show
completions on the fly. Rotate suggested matches with
C-j to accept the first match.
Emacs also includes a calculator that can be started with
calculator. Bury the buffer with
q when finished.
To open a url at point in your default browser, invoke
To sort the lines in a region, run
M-x sort-lines. Org mode
has more sophisticated sorting commands.
To browse the internet with emacs, start its built-in browser:
eww and give it a url to load. See the menu for available
To show a calendar of the current month, run
Finally, to insert any known Unicode character, press
<RET> and enter the name of its code point, e.g.
C-x 8 <RET>
SNOWMAN <RET> and receive a glorious Unicode ☃.
This text by Ludger Sandig is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.