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Re: Making Emacs more newbie friendly

From: Mathias Dahl
Subject: Re: Making Emacs more newbie friendly
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 10:56:01 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (windows-nt)

PT <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm sure I'm not the first to come up with this idea, but I think it
> really would help if emacs had a newbie-mode which made it easier for
> newbies to get acquainted with it.
> [...]
> Useful general settings should be turned on by default. column
> numbers,  global font lock, etc.
> [...]
> So I'd like a single command which I could put into a newbies .emacs file:

Why not just make a couple of pre-defined .emacs files for users
coming from other backgrouns, and post them up on EmacwWiki (or

Then you could have a coming-from-windows.emacs and a
coming-from-mac.emacs or used-ms-word-alot.emacs, etc etc.


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