To install this package, run in Emacs:
M-x package-install RET org-modern RET
This package implements a "modern" style for your Org buffers using font locking
and text properties. The package styles headlines, keywords, tables and source
blocks. The styling is configurable, you can enable, disable or modify the style
of each syntax element individually via the
org-modern customization group.
This package is still early in its development, so expect bugs and issues in
particular due to unfortunate interactions of the
fonts. You should ensure that your fonts combine harmonically and have
approximately the same height.
org-modern-mode tries to adjust the tag label
display based on the value of
line-spacing. This looks best if
a value between 0.1 and 0.4 in the Org buffer. Note that
interferes with some of the style elements applied by
org-modern-mode, e.g., the
block brackets in the fringe.
Bug reports, improvement or style proposals are welcome! Maybe some more Org elements deserve styling or alternative stylings should be offered?
The tag style of
org-modern is a poor Emacsien's ripoff from Nicholas Rougier's
beautiful svg-tag-mode. In contrast to
svg-tag-mode, this package avoids images
and uses cheap and fast Emacs box text properties. By only styling the text via
text properties, the styled text, e.g., dates or tags stay editable and are easy
to interact with.
On the downside, this restricts our flexibility and may lead to font-dependent
issues. We do our best, but for example there is no way we can get round
svg-tag-mode is possible. You can use
SVG tags and use the table and block styling from
org-modern. If you are
interested in further tweaks, Emacs comes with the builtin
which can be used for individual styling of custom keywords.
Another popular alternative is org-superstar, which has a more restricted
feature set and mainly adjusts headlines and lists.
org-superstar relies on
character composition, while
org-modern uses text properties, which are
considered more future-proof.
The package is available on MELPA. You can install it with
you have the MELPA package repository activated. Then
org-modern can be enabled
manually in an Org buffer by invoking
M-x org-modern-mode. In order to enable
org-modern for all your Org buffers, add
org-modern-mode to the Org mode hooks.
(add-hook 'org-mode-hook #'org-modern-mode)
Try the following minimal setup in
emacs -Q to emulate the looks of the
;; Minimal UI (package-initialize) (menu-bar-mode -1) (tool-bar-mode -1) (scroll-bar-mode -1) (modus-themes-load-operandi) ;; Choose some fonts ;; (set-face-attribute 'default nil :family "???") ;; (set-face-attribute 'variable-pitch nil :family "???") ;; Add frame borders and window dividers (modify-all-frames-parameters '((right-divider-width . 40) (internal-border-width . 40))) (dolist (face '(window-divider window-divider-first-pixel window-divider-last-pixel)) (face-spec-reset-face face) (set-face-foreground face (face-attribute 'default :background))) (set-face-background 'fringe (face-attribute 'default :background)) ;; Org settings (setq org-hide-emphasis-markers t org-pretty-entities t org-auto-align-tags nil org-tags-column 0 org-ellipsis "…" org-catch-invisible-edits 'show-and-error org-special-ctrl-a/e t org-insert-heading-respect-content t) ;; Enable org-modern-mode (add-hook 'org-mode-hook 'org-modern-mode)
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