Starting from GNU Emacs 27 there is an additional configuration file called `early-init.el'. As the name suggest, this is called *before* the usual `init.el' or `.emacs'. There are some small tweaks we can do here to improve startup performance and to declutter the `init.el'
(menu-bar-mode -1) (tool-bar-mode -1) (scroll-bar-mode -1) (horizontal-scroll-bar-mode -1)
It's also a great place to tweak the `load-path'!
(add-to-list 'load-path (expand-file-name "lisp" user-emacs-directory))
Another thing I do here is to load the theme. I've developed my own theme (minimal-light, a fork of the original), but it's temporarly disabled until I find a way to make it look decently on the tty.
;; (load-theme 'minimal t)
and just a reminder for myself, these are some wip settings for modus vivendi in case I want to play with it again in the future:
;; (setq modus-themes-mode-line '(accented borderless)) ;; (setq modus-themes-region '(accented bg-only)) ;; (setq modus-themes-completions '((matches . (underline light)) ;; (selection . (underline light)) ;; (popup . (accented))))
Also, $CDPATH works strange in eshell so disable it:
(setenv "CDPATH" nil)