Helm has been released a long time, but I am always get used to ido.

But based on some article recently, and I am really like new things, so I decided to use the this helm package.

So, let’s start.

## Install Helm

Helm Github already tell many things about the install, here I want to memo down what I do.

I always use the subtree to manage the package by myself, so

> git subtree add –prefix .emacs.d/plugins-subtree/helm-suite/helm –squash https://github.com/emacs-helm/helm.git master

> git subtree add –prefix .emacs.d/plugins-subtree/helm-suite/emacs-async –squash https://github.com/jwiegley/emacs-async.git master

go the helm folder:

> make

Before the config step, you can simply use the following command to have a test:

> ./emacs-helm.sh

This would be a simple test environment, and it’s very handy.

## Basic Config Helm

Add the package to load path and active the helm

## Some handy config

Enable global M-x

The default behavior of Tab key is not handy enough, so change it:

## Some issue

Still, grep under windows, here is my solution, please not that, your grep under windows may not support --include well, so remove %e will fix it.

## Some handy key

• You can insert marked candidates into current buffer with C-c C-i
• you can always switch it to vertical window with C-t. Running C-t again returns the Helm window back to horizontal and so on
• You can mark candidates with C-SPC; this is useful when you need to perform an action on many candidates of your choice. M-a to select all.