Does anyone have tips for nice emacs configurations that make it look a lot more beautiful?
Edit: My current vim looks like this (opened random old files)
My Emacs: http://i.imgur.com/SNTZL6i.png
At first, Emacs font rendering felt weird to me, but some tweaking made it look slick. I use the ir-black theme with the Monaco for powerline font. Here's my config: https://github.com/mgill25/dotfiles/blob/master/emacs
Speedbar is good, because not only looks like NERDTree, it also displays summary of file contents (for programming: functions, classes, imports, etc.) if you want.
I think the final result looks rather good: http://jelv.is/emacs-blackboard.png and http://jelv.is/emacs-demo.png.
;; Make the window simpler
'("marmalade" . "http://marmalade-repo.org /packages/"))
'("melpa" . "http://melpa.milkbox.net/packages/"))
Unfortunately, the blackboard theme in the package manager is using the old color-theme package which has been made obsolete with Emacs 24. You should use the version ported to the new and improved theming mechanism.
Download that and put it in ~/.emacs.d/themes. Now you can set it up with:
(setq custom-theme-directory "~/.emacs.d/themes/")
(setq custom-safe-themes t)
It's basically a slightly tweaked version of color-theme-zenburn with rainbow-delimiters mode, (setq font-lock-maximum-decoration t), and modeline tweaks from http://emacs-fu.blogspot.com/2011/08/customizing-mode-line.h...
Bitmap font which I havent used: http://mplus-fonts.sourceforge.jp/mplus-bitmap-fonts/design/...
Think I prefer prefer the look of the regular weight on high DPI though:
I'm wondering what font this is, too.
I thought pretty much the same, until I recompiled it using Athena widgets, which brought it back to its intended glory.
I'm using my own color scheme (example, https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3314/ottalex.5/0_23992_5fbf7...). If you want, you can grab my configs from https://github.com/alexott/emacs-configs/ (mac os x-specific parts in rc/emacs-rc-local-flash.el)
Looks like you want global-linum-mode to get line numbering.
then to remove tool, menu and scroll bars do