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[O] OS X quick-access to Emacs

From: Ken Mankoff
Subject: [O] OS X quick-access to Emacs
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 10:55:15 -0400
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.17; emacs 24.5.1

Hi Lists,

Cross-post to Org and mu4e because Org and mu4e are my primary uses of Emacs.

I've created a BitBar plugin for quick-access to Emacs, such as a new *scratch* 
buffer or a new "Compose Email" buffer. I thought these might be useful to 
others, hence this post.

1) Download and install BitBar: https://getbitbar.com/
2) Add my Emacs plugin: 
3) Customize to add new Emacs behaviors.

Example use case: I'm not in Emacs, and am on a Desktop w/ no Emacs frame, and 
want to compose a new email.

Prior to this setup, I needed to CMD+TAB to Emacs (or click on the icon in the 
Dock), then C-x 5 2 to bring up a new frame, and then some key combo to compose 
new email.

Now: Mouse to taskbar, click 1x on Emacs unicorn emoji, and 1x on Email icon.

Hope this is helpful to someone,


P.S. If you come up with other interesting uses, please post back here.

P.P.S. Some obvious additions:
1) Alert if Emacs is front app and you are not clocked in.
2) Show clock status if you are clocked in
3) Show subset of Org Agenda in menu

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