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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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ispell in emacs exits with error code 2 after upgrading emacs

I recently upgraded my emacs to version 24.3.1 on ubuntu (I had a lower 24 version before). I first purged the old version and the installed the current version to get a clean update. Since, then ...
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Emacs does not redraw properly inside VirtualBox

I am running Emacs inside a virtual machine, and are experiencing redrawing problems when scrolling or adding/removing lines of text. It seems only a small portion of the window is being redrawn, ...
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pdf files downloaded from firefox are sometimes opened by evince and sometimes by emacs

My OS is Ubuntu 12.04. My firefox is 26.0. When I try to directly open (instead of save) pdf files downloaded from firefox, I am sometimes asked to open the file in Evince and sometimes in Emacs. ...
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emacs font on MacBook Air

I just switched to OSX from Ubuntu but I miss the great font that I was using on emacs in Ubuntu. I don't see that font (I am not sure about the name, it is the default font). Is there a way to export ...
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How to completely remove my Emacs?

I downloaded Emacs source files, and installed it using make. After installing Emacs successfully, I manually removed the downloaded source files to save disk space. Now I want to remove Emacs and I ...
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build jdee with emacs on ubuntu

I am a new Ubuntu user running 13.04. I want to install Emacs 24 with jdee. I successfully installed Emacs 24 through apt-get, but am uncertain how to install jdee. I have a zip file called ...
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How do delete file (Ubuntu)?

I am trying to follow instructions here to get emacs going but I am stuck with deleting the .emacs.d folder. What do I do when the command line asks rm: descend into directory '.emacs.d'? a@b:~$ sudo ...
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Fonts look thinner in gtk application when not using gnome

The fonts in gtk applications such as emacs or gedit look thinner than in other applications when I use awesome as windows manager. Switching back to unity solve the problem. For instance DejaVu Sans ...
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Menu “Buffers” not listing

I recently upgraded to emacs 24 on ubuntu. I've noticed that for emacs 24, when I click on the buffer menu, it only displays GNU EMACS %, scratch and messages *, where as before on emacs 23, all my ...
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Emacs 24.3 corrupt ELPA

I am using emacs 24.3 on Ubuntu 12. I installed the auto-complete package through the emacs built-in package manager, and it mostly worked. The quick help feature was however missing. I found this ...
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Minimal emacs24 installation on ubuntu

I need a minimal emacs 24 installation for distribution in a virtual box. When I try to install emacs-snapshot from synaptics I get tons of stuff installed like ghostscript and imagemagic and various ...
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GTK+ 3 Menu configuration for Emacs

I don't like the GTK based emacs (Screenshot #1) and still prefer the tradition emacs (Screenshot #2), which I get from Ubuntu PPA. The fundamental difference is that the tradition emacs looks ...
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Is there anyway to open multiple Emacs?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10, and it has 4 workspaces. Since it's not possible (or is it?) to make Emacs occupying two workspaces so that I could modify multiple files together(more than 2), I would like to ...
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How to turn off auto focus to the pair of bracket in GNU Emacs 23

In ubuntu 12.10, I install GNU Emacs 23 but when I write a pair of bracket it will focus the cursor to the open parenthese. Then I have tried to turn off it but I can't find this option. Can anyone ...
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setting monospaced font on Emacs?

I used to use liberation mono font on emacs (on X11) on an Ubuntu system using the following command and it worked great: (custom-set-faces '(default ((t (:inherit nil :stipple nil :background ...
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Font size of emacs in ubuntu

I use emacs in ubuntu and I use Monaco 10 as its default font. However, the font rendering seems a bit odd compared to my gnome terminal with the same font size: It's a bit smaller and not as clear as ...
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My emacs24 doesn't have scroll bar

My emacs24 doesn't have a scroll bar... how can I fix this problem ?
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emacs --no-window-system customization

I'm using emacs -nw as my editor on my Ubuntu 12.04 system. However, the --no-window-system does not use the colors of the terminal. QUESTION How could I change the default colors of the emacs ...
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emacs ansi-term is very slow

I'm running emacs GNU Emacs 24.2.50.1 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.24.10) on Ubuntu 12.04. When I open an ansi-term (or term or multi-term) buffer, and use it for a few minutes, it ...
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How do I make Emacs honor ~/.fonts.conf?

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 and I've installed the emacs-snapshot package via apt-get. When I run this Emacs, it honors my ~/.fonts.conf file. (I can tell because the fonts change if I remove the file.) ...
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How to make fonts smooth and readable in Debian/Ubuntu?

What is the best, most foolproof way of getting nice font rendering in Linux? Currently, I am experiencing thin, ugly fonts (shown below). I have wasted too much time tweaking fonts.conf, and I have ...
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How can I use Emacs in terminal mode and use Alt + ? shortcuts?

I want to use emacs in terminal mode, but in Ubuntu 11.10 the bash terminal already has many Alt started shortcuts, how can I handle with that ? Bye.
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Why can't I bind Ctrl-Shift-W in Emacs?

I'm trying to bind Ctrl+Shift+W to something in emacs under Ubuntu. Nothing happens when I press that key combination. When I call describe-key on that key combination, nothing happens. Is Ubuntu ...
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isearch-forward-regexp key binding using Ctrl+Alt+s

The key binding for isearch-forward-regexp is C-M-s, however I cannot invoke that bindings somehow using Ctrl+Alt+s. I can do Esc then C-s to invoke it though. Other commands with the C-M prefix ...
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Emacs on Ubuntu: Function documentation lacks link to source code

I use Emacs on Ubuntu at work. One persistent annoyance has been that function documentation does not include a link to the function's source code. For example, on my Ubuntu system the documentation ...
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Emacs places the cursor on the wrong row

I seem to have encountered a bug in Emacs, but I have no idea how and where, nor how to fix it. Emacs has been working perfectly fine on the server previously. When I open files Emacs correctly ...
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Emacs 23.2.1 .emacs file permission

I am having trouble with setting up the .emacs file so that I, group and others can all read my files. I played around with C-x C-q but after I open the file and save it again only I can read/write ...
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How do I upgrade Emacs to the current version on Ubuntu

I'm an Ubuntu Linux user looking to upgrade my Emacs from version 23.1.1 to the current version (23.3 I think). I have tried all of the suggested methods of upgrading on this thread, but none of them ...
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Remap Alt/Meta to L_Control (emacs-only solution acceptable)

I'm looking to use the left control key as an additional [Meta] in emacs. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and I assume something could be done using xmodmap. Previous attempts at this have caused me to ...
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Empty menus in emacs

I am using emacs-snapshot on Ubuntu 11.04. In some of the emacs modes, like Auctex and ESS, the menus have no contents, i.e. in Auctex when I click on the Preview, Latex, or Command menus, a small ...
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emacs does not open a file from argument and syntax highlight does not work

In my latest ubuntu box, When I type for example emacs ~/.bashrc, Emacs will start but not open .bashrc. This is true for any file I pass in. I've used Emacs for several years, and have never ...
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Ubuntu: Keep emacs in the terminal

I installed emacs on Ubuntu 10.10 using sudo apt-get install emacs-snapshot-gtk I prefer my emacs in the terminal and everytime I emacs something, it pops up in some fancy GUI window. How do I go ...
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Emacs refuses to save file: “File has changed on disk”. Really, emacs?

When I edit a file in Emacs on my Ubuntu Linux system and try to save, I sometimes see the message: File foo.txt has changed on disk. Really save? The weird thing is that I haven't changed it on ...
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(xubuntu)click on webpage file and open file with emacs

I am using xubuntu and there are a few types of files on website that instead of downloading and saving and then opening with emacs, I would rather when the radio button choice comes up say open with ...
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Error message while opening file in emacs

I am using Ubuntu and am getting started using emacs. I noticed that I get this error message every time I open a file with emacs. $ emacs index_controller.rb ** (emacs:1966): CRITICAL **: ...
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Editing file mounted via gvfs with emacs

I want to edit a file on a ftp server (provided by the french IP Free). Files are mounted on my comp via gvfs and I'd like to use emacs (23.1.1). Here is what I get when I save after edit Saving ...
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How do you run the previous command in emacs shell?

I am in terminal mode on Ubuntu, and I'm running emacs with 2 buffers open, one is a ruby file, and the other is a shell (opened by typing M-x shell ), and when I switch to the shell buffer, I want to ...
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emacs starting maximised

I want a keyboard shortcut to open emacs in a maximised window. I tried emacs --fullscreen, but that is full screen rather than maximised window... That is, the emacs window covers ubuntu menu bars. ...
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How can I specify the repository from which a package will be installed? (emacs-snapshot)

I want to install emacs-snapshot from http://emacs.orebokech.com But there is already an emacs-snapshot in Ubuntu's repositories. How can I specify the repository from which a package will be ...
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Locate All Emacs Autosaves and Backups in one folder

What do I need to add to my .emacs to get it to save all of my autosaves and backups into one directory? I don't do a lot of .emacs configuration, and I just can't get the variables out of emacsWiki ...
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C-l multiple times doesn't work in Emacs

The way C-l used to work with multiple presses was: Center window on cursor Move window so cursor is on first line Move window so cursor is on last line Now C-l just centers, with multiple presses ...
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Is there a hotkey for paste in ubuntu emacs?

Is there a hotkey for paste in ubuntu emacs? The terminal hotkey (Crtl-Shift v) for instance does not work.
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How can I change switch-to-buffer-other-window to split vertically instead of horizontally?

I've recently upgraded Emacs from v22 to v23 in Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04. Prior to the upgrade when I issued the switch-to-buffer-other-window command (either via C-x 4 b or M-x ...
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Why doesn't Emacs FTP work for certain sites in Ubuntu?

This is really confusing me, because however much I search I don't seem to be able to come across this problem on Google. I'm trying to edit files on a web server using Emacs Ange-FTP on Ubuntu. I ...
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Finding a setting which controls `emacs` startup

How can you change the commnad emacs startup the standard Emacs? I run emacs and get XEmacs as an editor in an external window. I would like to get the default Emacs inside Ubuntu's terminal. which ...
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How can I differentiate between the different Emacs packages on Ubuntu?

What is the difference between each of the following. emacs22 emacs22-nox emacs-snapshot emacs-snapshot-nox emacs21 emacs21-nox emacs22-gtk