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From: Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk>
To: dmg@uvic.ca
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: a window with my agenda at all times
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 18:29:32 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87ei2f89oj.fsf@ucl.ac.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <86mxh4oah3.fsf@mn.cs.uvic.ca> (D. M. German's message of "Sun, 26 Jun 2011 11:53:28 -0400")

D M German <dmg@uvic.ca> writes:

> Hi everybody,
> I struggle to keep (in emacs) a window with the agenda at all times. If
> anybody has any pointers on how to get a window or a frame to "stick" at
> all times with the contents of a frame, and basically be ignored from
> any window-related command (split, kill, etc), I would be grateful.
> For a long time I have wanted a sticky window that keeps this
> information. Like a sticky note on my desktop (think a widget in
> Android). 

I can't answer your question directly but I have done this in the past
by using /conky/ to display the contents of a file (updating
automatically) where the file is created by Emacs to consist of the
output of the agenda command.  This elisp snippet writes out the agenda
to a specified file (untested):

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
      (org-batch-agenda "a")
      (org-write-agenda "some-file-name"))
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

In conky, you can use the /head/ directive to output a specified number
of lines.

Conky can write to the root window (i.e. the screen) or to a window.
The former works better, in my opinion, but this may depend on the
window manager you use.


: Eric S Fraga (GnuPG: 0xC89193D8FFFCF67D) in Emacs
: using Org-mode version 7.5 (release_7.5.461.g6d18)

  parent reply	other threads:[~2011-06-27 18:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-06-26 15:53 a window with my agenda at all times D M German
2011-06-27 16:42 ` Bastien
2011-06-27 17:34   ` dmg
2011-06-27 17:29 ` Eric S Fraga [this message]
2011-06-27 18:38   ` dmg
2011-06-28  9:44     ` Bastien
2011-06-27 18:47   ` D M German

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