I haven’t worked on this project in ages, and I don’t think it’s that useful to anyone else. DeleteMeIn2013. Or remove this note and take ownership of the project.

Jiseki is an idea of further turning Emacs into your OS. It aims to be similar to your typical desktop/dashboard.

Right now this is in very Beta mode, and needs some help from other competent elisp hackers.


Download here: Lisp:jiseki.el As is usual with most elisp, put this file somewhere on your load path, and just add to your emacs file:

(require 'jiseki)


Jiseki is super configurable like Anything or AutoComplete, and has a similar configuration scheme. If you are used to how these packages are configured, then configuring Jiseki will be a breeze.

The variable jiseki-sources contains a list of all the “widgets” for your desktop.

Currently the only Jiseki items provided are a few different clocks (time, unix time, and sunrise/sunset). Creating new Jiseki items is fairly simple. Once this package matures, more will be made available.


You can use jiseki-dwim function to push/pop the desktop, just like the Mac dashboard key. I bound it to F3.

(global-set-key [f3] 'jiseki-dwim)

jiseki-desktop will show the desktop. jiseki-push will show the desktop as well, but allow you to go back to the previous window configuration with jiseki-pop.

Other Packages that work with Jiseki


The name comes from the Japanese word 自席 which translates to “one’s seat” or “one’s place”. I went for this name because the concept of a desktop in emacs has a very different meaning.