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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, ...
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How many keyboard shortcuts are in Emacs? [closed]

How many keyboard shortcuts are in Emacs? I was looking at XKCD Comic 378: So I'm wondering, how many keyboard shortcuts actually are there? How much of an exaggeration is this comic?
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Version control (hg): can one directory be “synced” with different repositories?

I have a directory for my work files which is under version control (Mercurial): ~/myfiles In a subpath, I have a directory with Emacs packages for my org-mode setup: ~/myfiles/org-mode As I said, ...
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In org-mode, is there a way to show the number of undone todo items in a subtree when collapsed?

For example, suppose I have this document: * category 1 ** TODO item 1.1 ** not a todo item ** DONE a done todo item ** TODO item 1.4 * category 2 ** not a todo item ** not a todo item * category 3 ...
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how to find out what command correspond to each menu item in emacs?

For example, in this screenshot, I would like to find out what command is called by clicking on Python->Execute statement.
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Is there a way to specify minimum minibuffer/echo area size in emacs?

I am running Emacs 24, and due to a separate issue, my input method (uim-el) displays input candidates in the minibuffer regardless of how I set its options. That would not be such a problem if the ...
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emacs: kill-line doesn't append to kill ring

I've noticed that the behavior of kill-region and yank in my emacs setup seems to have changed. If I highlight a region and kill-region (or even just kill-line) and then yank it, I get some older ...
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Emacs compilation-mode to always use visual-line-mode

I'm attempting to have emacs compilation-mode always use visual-line-mode. The code I'm using is: (add-hook 'compilation-mode-hook (visual-line-mode)) I've tried various other permutations. Such as ...
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Color numbers differently in emacs

I want to color numbers differently from the text characters in emacs for any mode that emacs is in. How do I modify the .emacs file for this purpose? I would like my numbers to always show up in ...
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RSS feeds in org-mode (no subheadings for new entries)

I'm having trouble setting up an RSS feed in org-mode. I'm using org-feed.el (http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/org-feed.html) and have set up my feed (from Pinboard) in org-feed-alist. I have no ...
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Is Emacs' Easy Customize something I should avoid? [closed]

I've come across people saying they avoid or dislike customize. I haven't formed an opinion yet. I'd be very interested in reading about the pros and cons of using or not using Emacs' Easy ...
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Setting up Emacs and SLIME to work with Kawa

According to this site here, it is possible to have SLIME work with Kawa Scheme. However, I cannot find any instructions anywhere on precisely how to do this. Even on this site, the link goes to an ...
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Edit text file contain unknown format

I have a text file when I open it with gedit warn me: and when I open with emacs: I have another file with this character and I want to remove this character from that file with a bash script.
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Emacs startup, how to spawn windows and buffers

I switched from sublime to emacs and I love it. Org mode is a must-have for me and I would like to customize my emacs startup with it. I usually work like this : ______________ | | B | | ...
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Why does emacs display some escape codes in shell mode?

When I use emacs in shell mode, I see some (but not all) escape codes. Example: ~ >python python Python 2.7.6 (default, Nov 11 2013, 16:16:15) [GCC 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-3)] on linux2 ...
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Gnu Emacs on Windows 7 very slow when VPN connection is used

I'm using Gnu emasc 24.3 on Windows 7 and normally I don't have any problems with speed/responsiveness. I'm launching Emacs with the runemacs.exe However, when I am travelling and try to connect to ...
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Emacs spellcheck tool for comments in c/c++ code

I am using emacs as my text editor for c/c++ code. Is there any tool which spell check comments for me? Thank you.
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emacs: C major mode: how to get Tab key to insert tab (\t) always?

How to set Emacs to use \t for tabs, when C major-mode is active, and cursor is at any position - including line beginnings?
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emacs and pasting from clipboard gives this “don\u2019t know”

How can I stop this happening please, when I import text from the debian clipboard into emacs like this source text Remember, most breast lumps are not cancerous, but you don’t know if you don’t ask. ...
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Multiply two vectors in Calc element-wise

2: [0.5, 0.25, 0.125, 0.125] 1: [1, 2, 3, 4] Suppose, this is how the stack looks like, what I'd like to be the result of multiplication: [1 * 0.5, 2 * 0.25, 3 * 0.125, 4 * 0.125] Instead, Calc ...
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Emacs incremental search - blinking cursor

I am trying to move from vim to emacs. I am using emacsformacosx build. I have noticed that when I try to do an incremental search in emacs (C-s), the cursor in the search field blinks as I type each ...
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Emacs maximized but leaves few pixels in Awesome WM

I love emacs and Awesome WM. But dont know why, but when I maximize the emacs, it always leaves few pixels in Awesome WM. I've tried font_size_honor=false for emacs class in rc.lua but it just does ...
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How to change string literals in Emacs (from a VIM user)

Assume that the cursor is at the top of the following file: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <resources> <string name="app_name">Hello World</string> ...
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How can I make emacs ignore bell when recording macros?

Currently, emacs will halt the recording of a macro when the bell rings. This is extremely useful for things like halting when C-s fails to get a new match. However, when I'm recording a macro, and ...
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I downloaded a different version of Octave and new it will not work inside emacs

I downloaded a different version of GNU Octave and now it will not work inside emacs. To run it in a typical terminal window, I can just execute octave3.8. I believe the solution would be as simple as ...
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Emacs not loading init file when run as sudo

Emacs loads my .emacs.d/init.el startup file just fine when run as a regular user, but refuses to load it when run as sudo emacs file.type. I have tried changing the owner of .emacs.d to root with no ...
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Emacs DocumentView: how to see PDF contents page?

Basically what the title says - if I open a PDF using Emacs' DocumentView, how can I bring up the PDF's contents page? Also, how would I 'jump' to a particular page in the PDF (from the contents page ...
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How can I have Emacs window(s) and cygwin shell running simultaneously on Windows?

I have Cygwin working with Emacs 24.3.1 on windows 8.1 with Emacs downloaded from the Cygwin installation, however I can't use Emacs and the Cygwin shell at the same time or open up multiple Emacs ...
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Emacs rmail and gmail (IMAP) and google contacts

It's been a few years since somebody asked http://stackoverflow.com/questions/66132 So, I'll ask it again. Despite several google searches and having a look at the rmail website and the Emacs ...
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Apply and display subtask schedulings/deadlines in org-mode checklists

Org-mode has a nice way to track task completion with nested checklist items: - [-] job 1 - [X] task 1 - [ ] task 2 I often need to do something like this, though: * big job - [-] job 1 - ...
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replace shift > generated tab with spaces in emacs win32

I am using emacs win32 on cygwin. and I encountered this commonly seen 'replace tab with space ' issue on emacs. but slightly different. I have configured like this: (setq tab-width 4) (setq ...
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S5 controls and formatting seem to be messed up in org-mode 8 exported presentations

The new org-mode exporter uses ox-s5.el, which still has no documentation up at the Emacs Wiki. On the other hand, there is HELP link that appears in exported org files: Unfortunately, none of ...
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Emacs — how to press C-d in Eshell to exit cat file creation

How do I use the Control key while using Eshell to send that command to the remote server -- e.g., when creating a cat file and I need to press Control+d to save and exit, or when using Nano edit and ...
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Specify the shell variant in Emacs local variables for the file

How can I specify the shell variant for a file in that file's Emacs local variables, when the file is not a standalone program? Emacs allows me to specify that a shell include file should be opened ...
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Reload minor mode in .dir-locals.el

In .dir-locals.el, I can only set variables to values, I can't call functions. However, after the following code is executed, I need to disable and then re-enable whitespace-mode: ((nil . ...
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Can I fix the width of a column in an org-mode table?

As a graduate student, I use org-mode to keep track of articles for a lit review. I love tables for their organization, but by default org-mode spreads out tables to fit the content of its fields. How ...
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Loading speedbar on emacs startup

I use emacs 23.3.1 on ubuntu 12.04. I installed speedbar on it. The emacs init file looks like this : ;;; Emacs Load Path (setq load-path (cons "~/emacs-config" load-path)) ;; speedbar in the ...
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Don't show tabs in Emacs whitespace mode

Normally, I use spaces for indentation, but for a specific project I'm working on the convention is tabs for indentation. So I've made a .dir-locals.el file that looks like this: ((nil . ...
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Where should I install Emacs on Windows 7 as a standard account without admin priviliges for LaTeX pdf output?

I've been able to get Emacs running by putting it in the /Temp directory, but I'd like to be able to export my Org files to Latex pdfs, and I haven't been able to work that out yet, (I don't have ...