This chapter describes some simple methods to customize the behavior of Emacs.
Apart from the methods described here, see X Resources for information about using X resources to customize Emacs, and see Keyboard Macros for information about recording and replaying keyboard macros. Making more far-reaching and open-ended changes involves writing Emacs Lisp code; see Emacs Lisp in The Emacs Lisp Reference Manual.
|• Easy Customization||Convenient way to browse and change settings.|
|• Variables||Many Emacs commands examine Emacs variables to decide what to do; by setting variables, you can control their functioning.|
|• Key Bindings||The keymaps say what command each key runs. By changing them, you can redefine keys.|
|• Init File||How to write common customizations in the initialization file.|
|• Authentication||Keeping persistent authentication information.|