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Can I use Doxymacs to highlight its comments differently?

Is there a way to change the face of comment text when it's inside of Doxygen-active comment syntax? /** * long comment */ /// short comment For the second one (since it's a little easier), I've ...
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Modifying %HOME% on Emacs 24.3 on Windows causes .emacs to not be found

In order for magit to read my git settings on Emacs 24.3.1 for Windows, I added the following configuration from a stack overflow post: (when (string-equal system-type "windows-nt") (setenv "HOME" ...
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Suppress prompt for save file in emacs with recompile

I usually setup a nontrivial compile command, then frequently call 'recompile. Is there a way to suppress the prompt for saving files similar to the approach in auctex invoked with (setq ...
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In Emacs, Listing Buffers in the minibuffer

I am a college student and am just back from my internship. There, I extensively used emacs and I had never used Emacs before. So I am not sure which version of emacs it was. There was this cheat I ...
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Elpy and pylint: where should a pylintrc file be placed in order to customize pylint for Emacs?

I would like to remove the 80 characters per line limit when pylint is checking files in Emacs (I am using the Elpy package for Emacs). I am on Debian Wheezy, and I'm using the backported Emacs24. I ...
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In Emacs' org-mode, any way to hide the subtree with timestamp not set to today?

I just started to learn org-mode (and Emacs) and I plan to use it as a calendar/timetable/todo-list hybrid. Is it possible to hide entries with timestamp not set to today? If so, how? For example, ...
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How to start a new minibuffer from the minibuffer (non-recursive) [migrated]

Sometimes, I press the wrong combination of keys and get the wrong minibuffer. I'd like to kill my current minibuffer and open a new one by just pressing the key-combination for the desired minibuffer ...
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How to make emacs quit the minibuffer with one press of ESC?

I often press the wrong combination of keys and open some obscure minibuffer mode. I have to press ESC three times (I think), which is pretty annoying. How do I make emacs quit the minibuffer with ...
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Quitting emacs takes 10 seconds

Closing emacs 23 in Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 takes very long. I have recursively bisected my .emacs file (as per advice from Drew here) and located the following piece as the offending bit: ...
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Shift+s registering as super key in emacs. How to turn off?

Whenever I am in emacs normal mode (as opposed to evil), shift+s registers as "S-" (the super key). This means I cannot enter capital S which is pretty annoying. The problem is obviously due to my ...
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How to read shell and insert in text (using Emacs)?

I want to read and insert output from shell (bash) in a text using Emacs. My idea is to do something like :r!ls in vi, but using emacs.
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Emacs — how to patch a file — Eshell does not support input redirection

When trying to run a patch from an Eshell buffer (e.g., patch nsfns.m < nsfns.diff ), I get an error message (below). Is there a way to apply a patch using an Eshell buffer? If not, is there a ...
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Emacs - move cursor back after mark-whole-buffer & indent-region

I'm Emacs newbie and for automatic re-formating of my source codes in Emacs I've created simple macro using mark-whole-buffer and indent-region commands, mapped to C-j shortcut: (fset ...
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How to protect the prompt (make it read-only) in Emacs term-mode?

With shell-mode, I can do (setq comint-prompt-read-only t) to protect the prompt. The cursor is blocked when I try to move the cursor to the left. The prompt also cannot get erased. Is there a ...
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export Evolution “On this computer” mail to view it with Emacs ViewMail

I'm trying to use ViewMail[1], I'm an actual Evolution (version 3.12.4) user too. The thing is, I want to move the email in my computer from Evolution to manage it with ViewMail. Under the Evolution's ...
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Host key results in stuck key in virtual machine. How to resolve?

Premises: Host OS: Windows 8.1 Virtual Machine: Debian 7.6 with Gnome 3 Oracle VirtualBox 4.3 Hi, Recently I have encountered below issue with oracle virtual box: Inside Virtual Machine, I often ...
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How can I exclude binaries from rgrep results in Emacs?

I'd like to add the I option to the grep that rgrep generates, but I cannot seem to find the appropriate variable. I've tried: grep-command grep-find-command
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Start an application from the dock within a specific directory

I have an application (Emacs) in the dock that is apparently starting in / (the root folder). Can I configure it to start in $HOME instead? e.g., looking for the equivalent of shortcut properties in ...
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Is it possible to extract multiple groups at once when fontifying with font-lock?

I'm trying to wrap my head around font-lock-keywords format, particularly MATCH-ANCHORED variant, but I don't see how would I re-use matches generated from one regexp. Below is my setup for ...
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How can I send a command to Emacs 24 from VBA in MS Office?

I want to invoke commands from within MS Office application which have a direct effect on my (open) Emacs application, for example do a search for the currently selected text in Emacs I wonder how ...
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How can I get Emacs to run correctly in a Windows console with codepage 65001 (UTF-8)?

When my codepage is set to 65001 (UTF-8) in a Powershell terminal, emacs -nw displays garbage. When the codepage is set to 437, emacs -nw works. I would like to be able to run emacs -nw (much quicker ...
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Synergy + Emacs C-<SPC> to set mark not working

Problem When I use C- (Ctrl+space) in Emacs, it fails to set the mark. The alternative keybinding, C-@ works, but requires an extra finger and mindfulness. Emacs doesn't have trouble recognizing the ...
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How can I have an 'truly' interactive command in emacs?

How would I implement a bare bones function that 're-evaluates' with every key-press? I mean key-press loosely; I'm looking to emulate the behavior of isearch and friends. I would be using this to ...
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emacs ispell can't handle m-dash

When I try to spellcheck in emacs (using M-x ispell) on a file with an m-dash separating words without a space, I receive the following error: ispell-process-line: Ispell ...
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Change encoding of a text file in Emacs?

Emacs shows in a text file: Given a finite alphabet \246\262, (empty set) \2016\3221 denoting the set \2016\3221. But it should show Given a finite alphabet Σ, (empty set) ∅ denoting the set ...
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Org mode capture

I'm trying to make a 'class' template for org-capture. What I want is to easily make this kind of entry: * TODO <course>: Week <week> Lecture <number> SCHEDULED: %^T ** TODO ...
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Emacs theme uses different colours in terminal

I made a theme for Emacs 24, using deftheme, based off something I generated with 4bit, with a theme structure loosely based on the built-in tango theme. In the screenshot below, you can see emacs ...
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How can I trick nxml-mode into accepting <<…>> as comment syntax?

I'm using org-babel to create an XSL template and would like to use the tangling capabilities. Since as far as I'm aware <<…>> isn't valid XML anyway, I would like to add it as comment ...
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How can I customize the background color for the active window in emacs?

Related: How can I change the background colour of a single emacs buffer? I would like to change the background color of the active buffer to, say, white. This sort of thing is possible as ...
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How can I fold arbitrary tags with nxml-mode?

I would like to fold <type> <xsl:attribute name="multiplicity"> <xsl:choose> <xsl:when test="collection = true">*</xsl:when> ...
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LC_LOCALE settings interactions between Mac OSX and LINUX via SSH

I have been struggling with the following problem for years now. I have never been able to solve it, and I adopted several workarounds to keep being able to work. However now I can't stand it anymore, ...
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Emacs (setq ns-pop-up-frames nil) not working

I'm using Emacs 24.3.1 under Ubuntu 13.10 I need Emacs to open all new files in the the same window. According to EmacsWiki: One Window, I added (setq pop-up-windows nil) To my configuration ...
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Emacs evil-mode paste encoding

I'm using evil-mode with Emacs. When pasting text with the "+p command (paste from + register) i see sequences of \342\200\231 in text instead of the apostrophe (') character. The clipboard-yank ...
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Getting Emacs to open webpages in Iceweasel

I'm trying to get Emacs to open webpages in Iceweasel. Following the instructions given here, I've had Custom add the following lines to my .emacs: '(browse-url-browser-function (quote ...
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Emacs: dolist doesn't work with dot

I'm new to Emacs. I intend to use sh-mode for a few for file name patterns, so I added the following lines to ~/.emacs.d/init.el: (dolist (pattern '("\\.zsh$" "\\.?zshrc$" ...
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Emacs: make debug-on-error catch errors

When I open an empty haskell file, which activates haskell-mode, I get the message user-error: No items suitable for an index found in this buffer If I do the same thing, but call ...
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Unexpected result from face-font-rescale-alist in emacs

I am trying to modify the default size of a font using (add-to-list 'face-font-rescale-alist (cons "^.*STIXGeneral.*$" 0.95) t) This is supposed to rescale all fonts with name STIXGeneral by 0.95, ...
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Emacs Org mode don't replace Org extension with HTML

I'm using Org 8.2.2. I'm trying to export Org document to HTML such that it preserves ".org" extension in links. I've found two ways that work, but none is satisfactory: I can customize ...
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Is it possible to change font size differently according to language in Emacs?

I'm looking forward to a way to change font size in Emacs. I can change easily "all" font size like this: (set-face-attribute 'default nil :family "Consolas" :height 110) But I want to change font ...
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How do I find out where emacs 24 (OSX) puts my aspell corrections?

I would like to see if it's possible to back them up into github with the rest of my dotfiles. I searched the config options, but am only seeing the default dictionaries used. I'd like to know where ...
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Unexpected display of return value of point in emacs

If I go to the end of my .emacs file, and execute (point) with M-:, I get the following message: 37018 (#o110232, #x909a, ?邚) Why does emacs feel the need to tell me what unicode character ...
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Highlighting all compilation errors in emacs

Is there a good way to highlight all compilation errors in emacs, specifically in haskell-mode? The function next-error (C-x `) highlights only a single error, but it doesn't set match-data to the ...
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Inconsistent emacs font height for unicode mathematical symbols

When inserting uncommon mathematical unicode symbols (normally through font-lock-add-keywords), I experience this issue that when my default font does not have a particular character, another font ...
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Use control-nonletter with Emacs in xterm

I mostly use Emacs in a window (I mean a normal GUI window, I guess this is what Emacs would calls a "frame" for which display-graphic-p returns t) but ocasionally use it in inside a terminal ...
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Getting Flycheck to include the gtk stuff

I'm using Flycheck on my Emacs, and I'm starting to learn GTK. However, Flycheck obviously isn't aware of this stuff, and gives me errors on those #includes. I've tried manually including each of the ...
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Flycheck not doing on-the-fly checking in Emacs anymore

I use Flycheck in Emacs24, and so far, I haven't had any problems with it. However, recently, it decided to stop doing 'on-the-fly' checking of my files, and no longer shows warnings as I type and/or ...
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Emacs Gnus email decrypt smime without openssl

I use gnus for my email. Every once in a while, I receive an encrypted email; when I answer "yes" to Gnus offer to decrypt it, it responds smime-verify-region: No CA configured. Now, my workplace ...
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PuTTY - No valid incoming packet found

I was getting a "Incoming packet was garbled on decryption" error while trying to save a remote file through emacs (tramp) + pageant + putty I followed advice to 'Share SSH Connections if Possible', ...
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Is there a quick way to indent tags in org-mode?

Org-mode seems to put tags assigned by C-c C-q a fixed number of tab stops after the headline. However, with editing, tag addition, and increased headline length, the tag display can get really ragged ...
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Configuring Proof general for Coq in emacs

I installed Coq in my system from the default installer. Then I added proof general to my existing emacs. But the problem is when I try to run a command in emacs I find the following from emacs, ...