I have started tweaking emacs more to my liking. The first step was to improve the colors. Emacs22 and Putty beta 0.60 can work together to give you 256 colors to choose from, but you’ll have to do the following:

  • Make sure you are using a putty version >= beta 0.60
  • Set your putty session to use Connection->Data->Terminal-type string = xterm-256color
  • Set your putty session to use Window->Colors->Allow terminal to use xterm 256-colour mode
  • Make sure you are using an emacs version >= 22

Then, in emacs, you can type <M-x> list-colors-display to see what is available. Here’s my .emacs profile, including my color choices. Everyone else on the planet is a fan of white-text-on-black, so roll your own colors if you hate mine. :>

Next, I’m trying to get some sort of PC Mode working. So far, no luck…

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