From: Carsten Dominik <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Bernt Hansen <email@example.com> Cc: emacs-orgmode Mailinglist <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: Beginners guide to Org customization Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 15:34:33 +0100 [thread overview] Message-ID: <18C7F5EB-B251-4F91-9406-654FBF305D8B@uva.nl> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> Hi Bernt, good suggestions, thanks. The list I made closely adheres to the most frequently set variables. But I think you are right, we should be more restrictive here. I will do what you suggest. I think I will even remove the entire clock section, for example, and instead add documentation about clock persistence to the manual (actually, I just did that). - Carsten On Feb 5, 2009, at 3:21 PM, Bernt Hansen wrote: > Carsten Dominik <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > >> I have made a structured list of 43 (which one can >> we remove, please????) Variables that came in as frequently >> customized variables in the customization survey. It is not >> exactly the top 43, I have used some additional judgement. > > I think a lot of these variables are things you play with _after_ > using > org-mode for awhile. Maybe the following variables should be > introduced > later? > > - org-archive-location > > the default works, and you don't archive anytime soon after > starting > to use org-mode. > > - org-startup-folded > > start with #STARTUP first? > > - org-odd-levels-only > > Talk about the conversion functions too (org-convert-to-odd-levels > and org-convert-to-oddeven-levels.) I switched my files back and > forth a few times but ended up with oddeven levels due to the depth > of some of my tasks. > > - org-special-ctrl-a/e > - org-special-ctrl-k > > I should maybe try these one day :) > > I've used org-mode for a few years now and I don't currently use these > variables. They're great to have but not essential to getting started. > > The default values for the variables work in most cases. I think the > ones that should be listed first are the ones you really have to > customize to get org-mode to work for you. Beginners will not want > nor > need this amount of detail to be productive with org-mode. Having too > many variables to set up or play with up front may just scare people > away. > > Maybe we just need to stress that customizations are optional and you > can completely ignore entire sections that don't apply to you > (clocking, > exporting, etc.) until you feel you need these additional features. > > HTH, > Bernt
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2009-02-05 14:34 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2009-02-05 11:54 Carsten Dominik 2009-02-05 13:25 ` David Lord 2009-02-05 13:52 ` Carsten Dominik 2009-02-05 14:21 ` Bernt Hansen 2009-02-05 14:34 ` Carsten Dominik [this message] 2009-02-05 17:29 ` Carsten Dominik 2009-02-05 18:01 ` Bernt Hansen 2009-02-05 21:40 ` Carsten Dominik 2009-02-05 18:13 ` Graham Smith 2009-02-06 11:09 Rustom Mody
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