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allow scrolling before/after ends of document

Emacs stops you from scrolling past the end of a document; i.e., it doesn't allow you to lift the last line up to the top of the visible buffer, or vice versa with the starting line. Sometimes this is ...
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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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pandoc in emacs in windows, searching for program: permission denied, /usr/bin/pandoc

I have Pandoc successfully installed on Windows, and have run it from command prompt. When I try to run it in Emacs, I receive: Running Pandoc... apply: Searching for program: permission denied, ...
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Basic setup of Emacs server under OSX

I recently bought my first Mac in a decade and am in the process of configuring it. I'm an Emacs user and have determined I want just regular Emacs not Aquamacs so that I can use my existing ...
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How do I add a keyboard shortcut for a new exporter in org-mode?

I added an S5 exporter for org-mode files, but I can't seem to find any documentation about adding a new exporter to the C-e menu, nor does the Customize menu provide any information. How would I, ...
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evil-mode '>' evil-shift-left loses selection

Is there any reason that evil-mode evil-shift-left loses the selection? I.e., I'd like the ability to hit the '>' and '<' multiple times on the selection to shift text left and right. Here's the ...
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What's the syntax for setting selection keys for org-mobile-agenda views?

The agendas that should be pushed to MobileOrg. Hide Allowed values: default the weekly agenda and the global TODO list custom all custom agendas defined by the user all the ...
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Add keybinding to js-mode/javascript-mode in Emacs

I have added web-beautify-* to Emacs 24, so that I can run M-x web-beautify-js to pretty format my javascript source code. I have add some keybindings for html-mode and css-mode, which work fine. ...
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How can I disable the icon bar in Emacs GUI under OSX?

Is there a way to get rid of this tool/icon bar in Emacs GUI under OSX?
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Using the msysgit shell in Emacs for windows

I am relativley new to Emacs and am trying to setup emacs, to allow the following command to open the msysgit shell. M-x bash-shell I have added following snippet to my init.el. (defun bash-shell ...
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Start emacs with a certain window configuration

I would like to start emacs with a default window configuration. The 'vanilla' config just opens a single window. After installing 'sr-speedbar' and adding (sr-speedbar-open) to my init file, emacs ...
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EPS to PDF not working with auctex/emacs with osx

If I have an image named plot1.eps in my working directory then I create the following document named test.tex with emacs: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \title{Brief Article} ...
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emacs buffer color control characters

I have one install of emacs that prints color characters instead of just changing the color, in some buffers. eshell has correct colors, and so does my *compilation*, but the result of my ack search ...
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Is it possible to have emacs-live and vanilla emacs live together?

I'd like to have emacs-live as a second emacs (the first one being the vanilla version heavily personalized) that can conexist with another installation. I guess the binary will always be the same ...
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emacs hangs under windows 7

after using Emacs for a while, I frequently encounter hangup issues, e.g, when I try to move the cursor, the software just freezes for ~5 second before it can response. I then used the Process ...
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Emacs auto-fill-mode-like configuration for Eclipse

Emacs has a very useful minor mode called auto-fill-mode in which lines are broken automatically when they become too wide (for example 80 chars wide). As formatting is a repetitive boring task, I'm ...
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Disabling automatic footnotes in Emacs org-mode

I have some LaTeX inside an org-mode file that is wrapping a Ruby code snippet and providing nice color formatting, which looks kind of like this: #+LATEX_HEADER: \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} ...
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What function is M-. (for following functions through TAGs) bound to in emacs?

What function is M-. (for following functions through TAGs) bound to in emacs? I want to bind it to a shortcut (F2, for consistency with IDEs like RStudio and QtCreator).
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How to automatically timestamp org-mode TODO status other than DONE?

I notice that if you change the org-mode Todo Keywords list around, the last keyword on the list is interpreted as the DONE status for the purposes of the Todo Done customization. I would like to add ...
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How to make my Alt_R function as another Control on Linux

I want to use my right Alt as another Control key to use with Emacs. I tried following (with modifications) this tutorial: ...
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How do I jump to the opening or closing paren/brace/… in Emacs?

Suppose my point is currently on or next to a opening or closing paren, brace or bracket. How can I jump to the respective matching counterpart?
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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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Setting up verbatim text within a #+CAPTION: in OrgMode

I want to do the following in an Org file that I'm exporting to LaTeX: #+CAPTION: Yaw_Axis_Corrected.png from Wikimedia #+ATTR_LATEX: width=5cm [[./Yaw_Axis_Corrected.png]] but the file name gets ...
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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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Incremental search for un/accented characters

Does emacs have an incremental search mode, where searching for a character will search for itself and for any other versions of the character with accent marks, similar to how Google Chrome (at least ...
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How to set field seperator in Emacs csv-mode?

Can I set the field seperator(s) for the current buffer in Emacs 23?
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evaluate Lisp expressions

I ran the following command from the command line expecting to get 5 (the result of the expression), but instead I got some error message about "symbol's function is not defined". emacs -e "(+ 2 3)" ...
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What is the way best way to use emacs for clojure

I used the instructions here, it works fine but it seems that I lost the .emacs file so I don't know where to add any new configuration. Is there a standard way to use Clojure on emacs?
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Click on the other side of a vertical split in Emacs

I split emacs vertically and have xterm-mouse-mode enabled (I am using PuTTY). If I split the left half horizontally, I can use my mouse to easily click between the buffers. If I attempt to click the ...
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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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Is it possible to get ESC to behave as an actual escape key?

So I have finally switched to Emacs, not so much because I'm yet convinced it is in itself the better editor but because it certainly does have more powerful extensions. I am still using vim-mode ...
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Emacs - Disable Some Minibuffer Messages

In Emacs, there are some cases where I would like to prevent messages from appearing in the minibuffer, mainly pertaining to "Beginning/End of buffer" and "Text is read-only". Is there any way I can ...
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Right align a text block in Emacs org-mode

In org-mode which is a simple way to right align a block of text when exporting it as PDF?
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How to switch between the upper and lower pane in emacs?

I am using the erlang mode in Aquamacs. The mode, by default, creates a new pane and buffer "*erlang*" when I hit C-C C-K to compile an erlang file. (as seen in the attached screen shot) What is ...
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How can I search emacs built-in manual?

In emacs C-h i opens the built-in help. One can then navigate through the different so-called nodes and learn everything. I could not learn one thing though; how can I search the manual? As an ...
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Why all Emacs packages can suddenly become unsigned and obsolete

I don't understand the reason of this and how to fix it: Maybe something bad happened while updating packages. Not getting any list of new packages, only displaying installed. How to fix it? ...
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emacs BibTex mode auto saves a file .el file

My Emacs 24.3 come with BibTex mode, which is enabled automatically when editing .bib file. I got a strangely problem: whenever i make some modifications to a .bib file, i found a folder named "auto" ...
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Getting rid of GNU Emacs's menu bar in terminal windows

How to get rid of Emacs's menu bar in terminal windows? The standard answer is to put (when (not (display-graphic-p)) (menu-bar-mode -1)) in init.el. However, this solution is not good, because ...
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SAGE does not start correctly inside emacs

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and emacs 24.3. I have successfully downloaded sage, and sage_mode. My problem is that when I try to run SAGE in emacs it doesn't load. When I try to run SAGE with M-x sage ...
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Multi level or progressive or incremental file search [closed]

I am looking for a GUI tool in Windows, where I can do search and pass the result to next search and continue. I know I can do this in command line by piping one search result to another, but I am ...
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How do I find out which version of org-mode I am using?

How do I find out which version of org-mode I am using? My current init.el is giving me errors relating to org-babel-do-load-languages and I've seen reference to a different variable ...
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No feed back message when run functions that suppose to generates msg

I recently updated all the packages of my emacs 24.3 under Windows, and I found strangely that now there is no feed back message when run functions that is supposed to generates messages. e.g, when i ...
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Why is emacs not running (set-face-attribute …) in init.el, even though the rest of the buffer is executed?

I've got (set-face-attribute 'default nil :height 100) in my init.el because I find the default font size a little too large. However, it doesn't get executed when emacs is loaded. I don't have an ...
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How to do 'search for keyword in files' in emacs in Windows without cygwin?

I want to search for keyword, says 'action', in a bunch of files in my Windows PC with Emacs. It is partly because I want to learn more advanced features of emacs. It is also because the Windows PC ...
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Lost minibuffer message in emacs when disable/enable modes [duplicate]

I recently updated some packages for my emacs 24.3 under Windows, and I found strangely that the mode change messages used to be shown in minibuffer is gone, e.g., before update, when i enable or ...
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whitespace mode cant not change face

I am using emacs prelude, and want to have whitespace-cleanup at saving, but prefer not showing trailing white space, 'cus the color is nasty with my color theme however, it seems i cannot customize ...
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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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Take back Ctrl-/ from Debian console configuration

My Debian Testing console is stealing my Ctrl-/ and using it as Backspace; Ctrl-/ is the single key-press Undo in bash and emacs. After some research, it looks like the Ctrl-/ -> Backspace mapping ...
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Emacs Org-mode: Configuring export behavior

In emacs, is it possible to configure an "org" file to have different exporting behaviors depending on the output format? For example: I'd like to export equations as itself for LaTeX, but as images ...
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Updating Emacs' Org-mode on Windows XP SP3

I'm using Emacs 24.2, which comes with Org-mode 7.8.11 (why am i using Emacs 24.2? Because i needed to install a precompiled version of AUCTeX for Windows; but that's another story!). I read pretty ...