My Emacs config, and other editor settings
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;; save/restore opened files
(desktop-save-mode 1)
;; This is needed only for theming. Desktop frames hold on to color values for some reason. We don't
;; care too much about losing our frame configurations so this is okay
(setq desktop-restore-frames nil)
;; Used to know whether or not to show the last selected desktop at the top of the desktop list
(setq macoy-has-ever-selected-desktop-this-session nil)
(defcustom macoy-selected-desktop nil
"The last selected desktop. This is used to load the most recent desktop when starting Emacs")
;; Faster desktop creation/switching
(setq macoy-desktop-dir "~/.emacs.d/macoy-desktops/")
(unless (file-exists-p macoy-desktop-dir)
(make-directory macoy-desktop-dir)
(defun macoy-save-desktop (new-desktop-name)
"Save a desktop to the desktop registry for easy switching"
(interactive "sNew desktop name: ")
(let ((new-desktop (concat macoy-desktop-dir new-desktop-name)))
(make-directory new-desktop)
(desktop-save new-desktop)
(customize-save-variable 'macoy-selected-desktop new-desktop)
(message "Created desktop at %s" new-desktop)
(setq macoy-has-ever-selected-desktop-this-session t)
(defun macoy-get-desktop-list ()
(let ((desktop-list (remove "."
(remove ".."
(directory-files macoy-desktop-dir)))))
;; If we've never picked a desktop this session, put the last used desktop at the top of the
;; list. This is a workaround while I don't know how to make my desktop switch happen after
;; the regular emacs behavior picks the desktop during startup.
(if (and (not macoy-has-ever-selected-desktop-this-session)
(setq desktop-list (remove (file-name-nondirectory macoy-selected-desktop) desktop-list))
(add-to-list 'desktop-list (file-name-nondirectory macoy-selected-desktop))
(defun macoy-switch-desktop ()
"Use ido to list desktops to switch to"
(let ((selected-desktop
(concat macoy-desktop-dir
(ido-completing-read "Switch Desktop: "
(message "%s" selected-desktop)
(customize-save-variable 'macoy-selected-desktop selected-desktop)
(desktop-change-dir selected-desktop)
(setq macoy-has-ever-selected-desktop-this-session t)
(defun macoy-reload-last-desktop ()
"Load the last desktop which was saved or switched to via the macoy-desktop system"
(desktop-change-dir macoy-selected-desktop)
(message "Restored desktop %s" macoy-selected-desktop)
(setq macoy-has-ever-selected-desktop-this-session t)
(global-set-key (kbd "M-b") 'macoy-reload-last-desktop)