image The IBM Selectric typewriter a machine that was as a result of “Seven years of research” was one of the best machines ever sold back in 1961. The Selectric was so popular that it captured 75% of the american market. It was only replaced by the electronic one which IBM later made.

The great sound of this machine can be relived in spacemacs through a cool layer that was developed by Sylvain Benner.


Add selectric to your spacamacs.d file and update.


To start it use:

  • ESC-m-C-t-t

Note: C-t means hold Ctrl+T