I enjoy trying to find tiny cosmetic changes to my environment that completely transform how a frequent activity feels: like moving around furniture, or changing my default Emacs font (❤︎ Source Code Pro). Emacs and org-mode provide plenty of opportunities for little tweaks. I’m sharing one of my favorites for this week’s mini-post: replacing plain list’s hyphen bullets with unicode triangular bullets.
When taking notes or exploring a problem, I end up with a lot of plain lists in org-mode:
Tips - do this - and that - but by *that*, I don't mean _that_ - but maybe do it anyway
The dashes are fine, but a bit dull. After adding the following code to my init.el
my list becomes
Tips ‣ do this ‣ and that ‣ but by *that*, I don't mean _that_ ‣ but maybe do it anyway
(to be honest, I like it more in the Source Code Pro font I use. The triangles are more equilateral.)
I added another one that changes
I like how org-mode’s formatting magically appears on top of my
typing. With the above, and
font-lock-add-keywords in general, I
can add more magic to org-mode and Emacs.