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[Orgmode] Re: Move org-clock info to left in mode-line?

From: Matthew Lundin
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: Move org-clock info to left in mode-line?
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2009 13:29:06 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Nick Dokos <address@hidden> writes:

> Matthew Lundin <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I've made some progress in understanding emacs this past year, but
>> customizing the mode-line eludes me.
>> When I clock into an item in org-mode, the clock information is always
>> at the extreme right of the mode line --- and thus unable to be seen
>> unless I make my emacs window full screen.
>> (Most of my buffers have a ton of minor modes, which are all listed in
>> the mode line and push everything else out of sight).
>> Interestingly, if I have other modes contributing to the mode line, the
>> org-mode-line-string is always placed at the end of the
>> global-mode-string:
>> ,----
>> | global-mode-string is a variable defined in `C source code'.
>> | Its value is 
>> | ((t jabber-activity-mode-string)
>> |  "" appt-mode-string display-time-string org-mode-line-string)
>> `----
>> I would be most grateful for any tips on how I might move the org-clock
>> information farther to the left in the mode line.
> I think the variable you want is ``mode-line-format''.

Thanks! I was able to move the global-mode-string farther up in
the default-mode-line-format variable. Now if only I could get the
org-mode-line-string as the first entry in the global-mode-string.

Upon further reflection, I decided I would prefer the following behavior:

 - When I clock into an item, a header line appears with the
   org-mode-line-string -- i.e., the clock information.

 - When I clock out of an item, the header line disappears (i.e.,
   header-line-format is set to nil). 

I'll see if I can cook something up using the org-clock hooks.


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