My Basic Emails Setup Process

May - 2022

There are notes on what I did to setup emacs via spacemacs on my mac (lots of macs there)

Installed emacs with:

brew install emacs

then ran this to get Spacemacs config stuff in place

git clone ~/.emacs.d


Setup to use 'vim' style in the initial setup (I don't remember the text of it)

Edit ~/.spacemacs

Added all this to dotspacemacs-configuration-layers

  • org - for org mode
  • python - for python to work in org mode via babble
  • javascript - for javascript to work in org mode via babble

Tried osx to get the option key to work as the meta key but it didn't work.

Instead, I used this in iTerm2

Preferences > Profiles > Keys > Left Option Key

And set it to: Esc+

(Did Esc+ instead of Meta based on the emacs wiki)

To get javascript code blocks working in code blocks use js instead of javascript


#+begin_src js

or this to see the output that prints to the console

#+begin_src js :results output

Added afternoon as the first item under dotspacemacs-themes to use that theme

(This did not require adding the Themes Megabuck layer)

Considering: changing these from SPC to , to set the leader to the comma:


Added deft for nvalt style stuff (hopefully) by adding





(defun dotspacemacs/user-config ()


(defun dotspacemacs/user-config ()
  (setq org-confirm-babel-evaluate nil)
  (setq deft-directory "~/Desktop/Grimoire")
  (require 'org-tempo)

The (require 'org-tempo) was what got it working so you can type <s then TAB as a snippet that auto-expands into a source block

Via this and the note that I missed in the docs

Removed helm and added compleseus to dotspacemacs-configuration-layers

Then added this in the define dotspacemacs/user-config section

(compleseus :variables
            compleseus-engine 'selectrum)

This is a goal to get a dynamic completion setup for comlpeting-read in the mini buffer to use for the grimoire (with the dynamic update it doesn't seem like there's a way to use an external search)

Note: installed brew install ripgrep to see about using rg with:

Not actually doing that, but keeping it here as a note for the process