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A fancy and fast mode-line inspired by minimalism design.

It’s integrated into Doom Emacs and Centaur Emacs.


The doom-modeline was designed for minimalism, and offers:




















From melpa, M-x package-install RET doom-modeline RET.

In init.el,

(require 'doom-modeline)
(doom-modeline-mode 1)


(use-package doom-modeline
      :ensure t
      :hook (after-init . doom-modeline-mode))

This package requires the fonts included with all-the-icons to be installed. Run M-x all-the-icons-install-fonts to do so. Please refer to the installation guide.

Strongly recommend to use doom-themes at the same time.


;; How tall the mode-line should be (only respected in GUI Emacs).
(setq doom-modeline-height 25)

;; How wide the mode-line bar should be (only respected in GUI Emacs).
(setq doom-modeline-bar-width 3)

;; Determines the style used by `doom-modeline-buffer-file-name'.
;; Given ~/Projects/FOSS/emacs/lisp/comint.el
;;   truncate-upto-project => ~/P/F/emacs/lisp/comint.el
;;   truncate-from-project => ~/Projects/FOSS/emacs/l/comint.el
;;   truncate-with-project => emacs/l/comint.el
;;   truncate-except-project => ~/P/F/emacs/l/comint.el
;;   truncate-upto-root => ~/P/F/e/lisp/comint.el
;;   truncate-all => ~/P/F/e/l/comint.el
;;   relative-from-project => emacs/lisp/comint.el
;;   relative-to-project => lisp/comint.el
;;   file-name => comint.el
;;   buffer-name => comint.el<2> (uniquify buffer name)
;; If you are expereicing the laggy issue, especially while editing remote files
;; with tramp, please try `file-name' style.
;; Please refer to
(setq doom-modeline-buffer-file-name-style 'truncate-upto-project)

;; Whether display icons in mode-line or not.
(setq doom-modeline-icon t)

;; Whether display the icon for major mode. It respects `doom-modeline-icon'.
(setq doom-modeline-major-mode-icon t)

;; Whether display color icons for `major-mode'. It respects
;; `doom-modeline-icon' and `all-the-icons-color-icons'.
(setq doom-modeline-major-mode-color-icon t)

;; Whether display icons for buffer states. It respects `doom-modeline-icon'.
(setq doom-modeline-buffer-state-icon t)

;; Whether display buffer modification icon. It respects `doom-modeline-icon'
;; and `doom-modeline-buffer-state-icon'.
(setq doom-modeline-buffer-modification-icon t)

;; Whether display minor modes in mode-line or not.
(setq doom-modeline-minor-modes nil)

;; If non-nil, a word count will be added to the selection-info modeline segment.
(setq doom-modeline-enable-word-count nil)

;; If non-nil, only display one number for checker information if applicable.
(setq doom-modeline-checker-simple-format t)
;; The maximum displayed length of the branch name of version control.
(setq doom-modeline-vcs-max-length 12)

;; Whether display perspective name or not. Non-nil to display in mode-line.
(setq doom-modeline-persp-name t)

;; Whether display `lsp' state or not. Non-nil to display in mode-line.
(setq doom-modeline-lsp t)

;; Whether display github notifications or not. Requires `ghub` package.
(setq doom-modeline-github nil)

;; The interval of checking github.
(setq doom-modeline-github-interval (* 30 60))

;; Whether display environment version or not
(setq doom-modeline-env-version t)
;; Or for individual languages
(setq doom-modeline-env-enable-python t)
(setq doom-modeline-env-enable-ruby t)
(setq doom-modeline-env-enable-perl t)
(setq doom-modeline-env-enable-go t)
(setq doom-modeline-env-enable-elixir t)
(setq doom-modeline-env-enable-rust t)

;; Change the executables to use for the language version string
(setq doom-modeline-env-python-executable "python")
(setq doom-modeline-env-ruby-executable "ruby")
(setq doom-modeline-env-perl-executable "perl")
(setq doom-modeline-env-go-executable "go")
(setq doom-modeline-env-elixir-executable "iex")
(setq doom-modeline-env-rust-executable "rustc")

;; Whether display mu4e notifications or not. Requires `mu4e-alert' package.
(setq doom-modeline-mu4e t)

;; Whether display irc notifications or not. Requires `circe' package.
(setq doom-modeline-irc t)

;; Function to stylize the irc buffer names.
(setq doom-modeline-irc-stylize 'identity)


  1. I am experiencing the laggy issue, how to resolve it?

    Add this configuration into your init file:

    ;; Don’t compact font caches during GC.
    (setq inhibit-compacting-font-caches t)
  2. A ridiculous path is displayed on mode-line while visiting a symbolink.

    It’s the default behaviors of Vanilla Emacs. If you want to display the real names, please put this into your init file.

     (setq find-file-visit-truename t)

    If the file is controlled by vc, refer to the documentation of vc-follow-symlinks.

  3. Can I add my mode-line segments myself? How to do that?

    Of course. Just add the segments into global-mode-string.

  4. Why doesn’t change of branch reflect in modeline?

    Actually it’s related to magit and vc-mode.

  5. How can I define my own mode-line?

    Use doom-modeline-def-modeline to define your own mode-line and set it as default.

    For example:

    • Define your custom doom-modeline
    (doom-modeline-def-modeline 'my-simple-line
      '(bar matches buffer-info remote-host buffer-position parrot selection-info)
      '(misc-info minor-modes input-method buffer-encoding major-mode process vcs checker))
    • Set it to default using the doom-modeline-mode-hook:
    (defun setup-custom-doom-modeline ()
      (doom-modeline-set-modeline 'my-simple-line 'default))
    (add-hook 'doom-modeline-mode-hook 'setup-custom-doom-modeline)