Feature request: put the mode indicator more on the left

Alan Schmitt alan.schmitt at polytechnique.org
Tue Aug 30 22:26:43 CEST 2011

On 28 août 2011, at 18:24, Vegard Øye wrote:

> On 2011-06-21 16:22 +0200, Alan Schmitt wrote:
>> I see that the mode indicator (<V>, <I>, etc) is the last thing
>> on the right of the status bar. ... Is there a way to put the
>> mode indicator more on the left?
> Responding to an older thread: Evil commit fb86c91 adds the
> customization variable `evil-mode-line-format', which governs the
> position of the mode line tag. If the variable is set to the value
> `before', Evil indicates the current state before the mode list
> instead of after it:
>    (setq evil-mode-line-format 'before)
> Internally, this is done by altering the variable `mode-line-position'.
> I don't know how robust it is, but if we don't encounter any problems,
> we might make it the default.

I'm using it, and I haven't seen anything goes bad. I'll definitely report if anything does.



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