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Remove all traces of emacs and start over

I've been trying to install PolyML in Emacs on my Mac in OSX but I can't get that or SML-mode to work. I've tried the builtin emacs, the gui version and the one from homebrew. Neither poly or sml ...
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How to load emacs org-mode settings during startup?

I'm trying to use a custom setup for org-mode 8.2 on Windows 7, but it does not work as expected. My ´Emacs`version: GNU Emacs 24.2.1 (i386-mingw-nt6.1.7601) of 2012-08-29 on MARVIN What I tried: ...
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Export org agenda views periodically in Emacs

To export org agenda views in a text file for further processing, I run (org-batch-store-agenda-views) periodically as an Emacs batch job run by cron. Because there is some overhead in starting an ...
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How to capture from sites like github?

I'm using the below bookmarklet with org-protocol/emacsclient to journal webpages (whitespace added): javascript:location.href='org-protocol://capture://'+ ...
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Emacs showing grey background where there are no characters

Since a couple of days, my Emacs is showing a light grey background on the parts of the window that are not covered by characters (see screenshot). Text appears normally black on white (as per ...
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How to identify the emacs keybinding for something in the GUI?

I started using mu4e for email in emacs recently, and while I was successfully able to configure my email and get comfortable with the general navigations for keys, I can't seem to find the good old ...
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Emacs tramp, version control and toggle-read-only

When using emacs 24 w/tramp on remotely RCS-controlled files, the toggle-read-only function (^X^Q) does not issue the usual "This file is under version control, blah, blah". Instead it flips the ...
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Icicles's icicle-buffer doesn't take into account the current buffer

Icicles's icicle-buffer doesn't take into account the current buffer from which it was invoked. How can I disable this feature?
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How to use persistently use Icicle's multi-buffer search results?

After successfully being about to do intricate searches using Icicles. I now have a problem with being about to use those results. I found it pretty convenient in multi-occur-in-matching-buffers that ...
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How can I drag and drop text from one Emacs window into another?

Is it possible to select text in one Emacs window and then drag-drop it into another window of the same Emacs session? If so, how can it be done?
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Emacs bind single shift key

I know that the shift key is somewhat special, but sometime it turns out this key is very handy when we have some key binding conflicts. Currently I want to bind the single left shift key to replace ...
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When I've marked a message as read in Gnus, how push that change to the server?

I've hooked up Gnus to my Gmail account and I'm able to send mail just fine (using gnutls). However, when I mark messages as read, I cannot see my changes reflected in Gmail's web interface. How can I ...
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how to notify a program of another program? dll? directory? path?

I am trying to experiment with GNUS email in Emacs, in Windows (EDIT: x64 bit). I've got it to work in Ubuntu, but struggling with it in Windows. From ...
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Sublimetext 3 Emacs indentation

I'd like to have an indentation like EMACS on Sublimetext when editing ONLY C source code. More specifically I'd like sublime text add 2 spaces of indentation after "{" like in the following example ...
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Emacs / OSX / Calendar-Mode: Ideas for more spacing between dates

I'm looking for some ideas please to get some more spacing between dates in calendar-mode using Emacs on OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). Also, any suggestions regarding how to make this buffer-local (if ...
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Shortcut in emacs to go to lisp definition directly

You can view the help of a lisp function with C-h f, then hit enter on the underlined file name. Any way to do this with a customized keystroke?
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Emacs right click context menu on Mac OS

Is there any good reason that Mac Emacs does not bind the right mouse click to the context menu. Instead, ctrl-mouse-left-button must be clicked. Any customization to fix that?
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How to keep org-mode links from stretching over text in unspaced languages?

In Japanese and other languages, there are no spaces in a paragraph. Org-mode interprets this as a continuation of a link description, which messes up the semantics and formatting. Example: ...
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File management in Emacs

I'm switching over from Vim to Emacs and have one requirement that I haven't been able to find a solution for. In Vim I used Nerdtree to display a view of the file system in a different window to the ...
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How to enable flyspell in org-mode by default

In emacs, I want flyspell-mode to be enabled by default whenever I am in org-mode. Based on different examples I've seen in emacs documentation I've tried adding various lines to my .emacs file one ...
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Emacs / Wanderlust / OSX — Any ideas what could cause Emacs to acquire focus when using Wanderlust?

I'm using Wanderlust with Emacs on OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and frequently switch to a different application while Wanderlust is prefetching e-mails and organizing the summary buffers. At several ...
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How can I find out what calls the push-mark function in emacs?

Sometimes while editing a file in haskell-mode I get an unexpected message Mark set when saving a file. By tracing the function push-mark, I notice that it seems to be called with arguments nil nil t, ...
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Org-mode repeating tasks with subtasks

Is there a way to make a repeating task or project with subtasks in org-mode that resets properly? I want to do something like the following: * TODO Weekly report SCHEDULED: <2013-12-29 +1w> ...
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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 - Line numbers are not displaying

I have (setq global-linum-mode t) in my .emacs and I enable line number mode with M-x line-number-mode but still there are no line numbers on the margin. What am I doing wrong? I am on OS X and Emacs ...
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How to open .clj files with emacs from the command line with syntax coloring?

When I open .clj files from the command line with $ emacs handler.clj I see a screen that says something about errors opening the file, but a moment later the file opens but without syntax ...
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How can I do a backwards query-replace in emacs

From the documentation of query-replace: [...] In Transient Mark mode, if the mark is active, operate on the contents of the region. Otherwise, operate from point to the end of the buffer. ...
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In Emacs, a combination of visual-line-mode and toggle-truncate-lines makes C-e not go to the end of the line. How do I fix that

With visual-line-mode enabled in Emacs, long lines wrap at natural breaks in the text, allowing me to see all of the text on any given line. Wrap appears in my status bar. Sometimes I want to the ...
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Emacs Prelude: Changing the background Color

I installed the Emacs Prelude as suggested in https://github.com/bbatsov/prelude . I find the background-color grey of the Zenburn theme to be disturbing. I wish to change the background-color to ...
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C-g isn't aborting isearch and returning to intial position

After using C-sC-w or C-s to search I can't abort the search with C-g. Although I see the Quit message in the mini-buffer yet the point/cursor doesn't go back to it's initial position nor is the ...
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Debian 7.3 emacs packages cannot be authenticated?

I'm using Debian 7.3 (x64): $ uname -a Linux XXX 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.51-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux I found this to be kind of weird, and I've never run into it before. Any ideas how to proceed? ...
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Managing identities in Gnus

What's the simplest way to manage sending identities in Emacs Gnus for email? I'm used to Thunderbird, but I'm trying to migrate to something a little less heavy and unportable.
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emacs fullscreen interaction with gnus

I have just configured gnus to work inside emacs 24.3. When I run emacs, I like to have four windows open like so: The bottom left window is gnus, when I open my inbox (or any other option) it will ...
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Emacs default font does not work with new frames

I have this code in my .emacs file (set-default-font "Monaco 16"). When I start emacs when it is not open (by clicking on the shortcut for instance) it starts with Monaco 16 but when I create a new ...
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How do I issue M-S-<left-arrow> to Emacs running in iTerm on Mac OS Mavericks?

When I press that key combination I hear a bell and see 0D chars printed to the buffer instead of the command bound to that key chord being executed (org-table-delete-column in this case). ...
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EMACS keybindings for Microsoft Word

I am looking for an easy way to add EMACS keybindings to Microsoft Word. I typically do this by customizing my copies of Microsoft Word, but it seems that I need to do this every time I get a new ...
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getting my gmail in emacs

I wish to use emacs as my email client. Currently, I have a gmail account and I found this link which supposedly will get your gmail into emacs via gnus: http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/GnusGmail#toc1 ...
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Emacs — packages that provide vertical line column indicators [closed]

In emacs, are there any packages available for displaying vertical lines at every tab stop, or at pre-defined column positions. If possible, I'd like to have multiple thin vertical lines that are for ...
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R can't find RSQLite package when run in Emacs (iESS)

I have R 3.0.2 (both x64 and x86) running on Windows 7 x64. I've recently started using Emacs as a front-end to R (x64) via the iESS mode. This normally works well, the only catch is that I have to ...
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Cannot kill emacs with M-x kill-emacs

I am trying to quit emacs with M-x kill-emacs but I get this message: Buffer cache/ido.last modified; kill anyway (y or n). When I choose y I get /Users/a/.emacs.d/cache/: no such directory. This is ...
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Evaluate a Python one-line statement in GNU Emacs

I'm using run-python on GNU Emacs 24.3 for its "Inferior python shell" and am trying to get behavior similar to lisp-send-last-sexp, that sends and evaluates an expression in the running interpreter. ...
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How to highlight-string and unhighlight-string in buffer — make-overlay

I'm presently combing isearch.el to find out how to highlight-string and unhighlight-string in the buffer. This is needed when highlight-regexp will not work -- e.g., a string like this: ** Active ...
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Emacs: display using hexadecimal escape sequences

Emacs displays characters without glyphs as octal escape sequences "\OOO", e.g., from the start of a PDF file: %PDF-1.4 %\344\343\317\322 1 0 obj [/PDF/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI/Text] endobj 4 0 obj ...
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How can I set an Emacs buffer name using file local variables?

I have a directory structure where I have <project>/worksheet.tex. When I open each worksheet, I get an undescriptive worksheet<n>as the name for the buffer. I'd like to save the names ...
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updating a macports installed program to the most recent revision

I general use macports to manage as much as I can---emacs, for example. Just now a fix was implemented in emacs for a bug that's been bothering me. Is it possible to incorporate the most recent ...
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How to make emacs auto complete file names in OSX?

Recently I switched from Linux to OSX and I see that I lost auto complete of file names in emacs. How do I make emacs complete file names and some commands. For instance, in Linux, it would remember ...
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How to quickly handle mobile-org pull errors?

According to the org-mode manual, here is what happens during a pull error, and how to handle it: Org moves all entries found in mobileorg.org1 and appends them to the file pointed to by the ...
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How to set theme for each frame in Emacs 24

I would like to set a different theme for each emacs window that I have open. I want to use the new Emacs 24 theming, so I don't want to use the color-theme library as suggested in this post. I am ...
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emacs: run grep process without looking for .cshrc file in home directory

When I run emacs commands like grep or rgrep a new shell process is started and .cshrc is loaded from the home directory. There is quite a lot of stuff in it and I don't want to load it every time ...
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org-agenda: display entire todo(s) matching a certain tag (not just headlines)

When clicking on a tag in org-mode (org-tags-view), the org-agenda buffer displays each todo with just the headings. Is there an option to display the entire entry for each todo that matches the tag ...