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Emacs opens “Messages” pane on startup

On startup Emacs now opens a pane labelled "Messages" in addition to the "scratch" pane. How can I modify my configuration to suppress this? Google seaches just seem to give me ways to suppress the ...
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Trouble with emacs .el file (Searching for program; permission denied) error

I have emacs version 24.3.1 (i386-mingw-nt6.2.9200) installed on a Windows 8.1 machine. I am trying to use the ledger.el distributed with John Weigley's ledger (version 2.6.1). While the lisp file ...
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How can I properly interpret M4's $# variable without starting comment syntax in emacs?

I have the following M4 macro definition: define(`printlist',`$1`'ifelse(`$#',1,,`printlist(shift($@))')') # does begin a comment in M4 syntax, but only when it isn't preceded by a $: $# is the ...
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How to remove the visual line from Python mode in Emacs

I started to use Emacs for Python and I am using this package: https://github.com/gabrielelanaro/emacs-for-python After I install it, I see this: There is a white line (like underscore) ...
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Make Emacs open with three frames by default for OCaml editing

I wish that if I open a .ml (OCaml file), or enter Tuareg mode (a mode for OCaml programming), then the frame should be split like shown in the picture. Left is the main. Top right is secondary. ...
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How to install magit manual?

I have magit installed on my system with elpa. However, it comes without documentation, and that makes using it a hassle (since help on its mode is somewhat lacking). Is there a way consistent with ...
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Installing Emacs color theme

I've been trying to install color themes for emacs and I'm not quite sure how I can do it. I have downloaded an .el file and put it under my .emacs.d folder, then edited my .emacs file and added this: ...
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How to configure AUCTeX in Windows 7?

Help me, please! This is my 3rd attempt at a clean install of EMACS/AUCTeX in Windows 7. I'm following Joachim Schlosser's installation guide to AUCTeX but I'm getting confused at least on 2 points. ...
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Why doesn't CentOS 6.5 emacs RPM get libotf correctly?

I'm aware that there was a problem with the Red Hat 6 RPM for emacs such that one of its dependencies (libotf) appeared to be satisfied by Open MPI, but it couldn't use the library (see Red Hat bug ...
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Updating the emacs style Time Stamp comments in vim

How can I implement this emacs auto time stamp in vim? I have the following string at the top of a file: // Time-stamp: <> Here // are comment characters. What do I need to do so that ...
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How can I copy-paste between emacs and other applications on mac?

All of a sudden, I cannot anymore copy-paste text from Safari to Emacs. I don't think I changed anything relevant to my .emacs recently and I am pretty sure this was possible a few days ago. I am ...
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Emacs separate init file for no-window mode

I have my color theme settings and a function to automatically maximize emacs on startup in my .emacs file, however, using this .emacs file with no window mode -nw results in an error since an X ...
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Windows 7, repetition of audio tick.wav, like those Unix guys can do, from other application.

At org-pomodoro_resources at master · lolownia_org-pomodoro · GitHub / resources, there is a tick.wav file, to be played repetitively, from Emacs. I have tried start, wmplayer, vlc, play (sox), and ...
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How to indent multiline ruby method chaining code like this in emacs?

I wish to have such indentation: some_object.method_1(args) .method_2(args) .method_3(args) While by default ruby-mode will indent the code like: some_object.method_1(args) ...
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Moving from Zim to Org-Mode?

I would like to move all my file from Zim to Org Mode. I tried exporting as markdown stuff but Zim does not seem to be able to export all my stuff properly. I have a lot of files so I would like an ...
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Why was iswitchb removed from GNU Emacs 24?

I have used IswitchB for a number of years, but in version 24 of Emacs, it has been removed. My muscle memory is finding the transition to Icomplete or Ido difficult. I know that it's possible, at ...
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How to programmatically create a new Emacs frame with a given name?

I need to be able to create frames and to refer to them programmatically. How can one create a new Emacs frame with a given name, so that he can refer to it later on? I know how to create new ...
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In Emacs, can I have it show which open-paren it matches, without erasing/retyping the close-paren?

For example, suppose I have something like (defn my-function [] .. ..really long function body.. ..) When I scroll to the bottom and type the final ), the Emacs status bar says: Matches ...
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How to remove file modification tracking on an Emacs buffer?

I have a *shell* buffer in Emacs where I get a Linux command line shell interface. On occasion, I wish to save the buffer's contents to disk for future reference were my session to exit and once ...
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How do I navigate the org-mode clock history menu?

No matter what I try, I can't make (org-clock-in-last) work properly with its menu. The documentation says: C-c C-x C-x (org-clock-in-last) Reclock the last clocked task. With one C-u ...
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Thunderbird with external editors possible?

The known add-on external editor says it is compatible with Thunderbird 5. But the latest Thunderbird is version 31.1.0 already. Is it still usable? Or is there any other add-on that can enable ...
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How to get org-mode agenda clocking to look at _archive files?

According to the documentation, you can tell the agenda viewer to look at archived tasks also when generating the clock table: :scope The scope to consider. This can be any of the following: ...
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Multiple unrelated directories in one Dired buffer

How can I insert multiple unrelated (non-subdirectory) directories into one dired buffer? In my case, I'd like to prepare a dired buffer containing unrelated directories with multiple file changes ...
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How can I run `M-x compile` under a particular shell in emacs?

I've a piece of software that can only be compiled under my-weird-sh. I like to use some-better-sh in my day-to-day work, so that is my login shell (via chsh). This changes the shell in Emacs to ...
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emacs - Widget Custom Theme

I'm starting using emacs. I know that everything of emacs is customizable. But, one thing I can't even found on internet is modifying the default emacs' widget's Look and Feel. Is there some way to ...
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org-mode: limit export to selected headlines, i.e. opt-in for export

There's a command/option that I can put in my orgmode file that causes only headlines that are explicitly tagged with :export: get exported. What is it?
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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 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 ...