Just so I have it documented somewhere for future reference, here’s how to quickly set GNU Emacs up on Windows.
- Download it from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/
- Unzip it to, say, C:\emacs or something like that
- Set the environment variable HOME to C:\emacs and include C:\emacs\bin to the PATH
- If you want to have a “Open with GNU Emacs” option on the context menu, just create a registry file (call it emacs.reg or whatever.reg) with the contents below and double-click it to import it into the registry.
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REGEDIT4 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\emacsmenu] @="Open with &GNU Emacs" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\emacsmenu\command] @="C:\\emacs\\bin\\runemacs.exe \"%1\""
Et voilà! As well, for my preferred colour scheme, we need to use color-theme from http://www.nongnu.org/color-theme/ and set it up in your .emacs file:
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(add-to-list 'load-path "c:/emacs/.emacs.d") (require 'color-theme) (color-theme-initialize) (when (display-graphic-p) (color-theme-subtle-hacker)