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Org mode async export fails

Initially I had the same problem as mentioned here, but when I do that, I get this error: error in process sentinel: org-export-add-to-stack: Wrong type argument: stringp, errors\. error in process ...
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Running emacs (gtk) through X410 from WSL Docker - program exits when idle

I've started trying to use Docker for my daily development environment to make it easy (in principle) to work from any arbitrary machine without a lot of setup fuss. My environment is based on Emacs+...
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Emulate Visual Studio project structure from Emacs

I need to send a VS C project in its entirety, including .sln and .vsproj etc., for another person to just click and open in VS without any problems. I'd like to use Emacs to work on the project, ...
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How do I make Emacs honor (setq mouse-yank-at-point t) when using isearch?

When using Emacs in a terminal, if I start a search (C-s) and then middle-click paste something, it goes into the search no matter where I click. This is what I want to happen in the GUI. This answer ...
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shell cmd to display orgmode file in running emacs with particular begin_src expanded?

how can I tell in shell command line to a running emacs to show in buffer (potentially already opened buffer) org mode file, and display it with a particular named #begin_src block expanded - starting ...
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How to create a file using emacs editor in Linux as a Domain User from AD server with posix attributes

I have realm joined my AD server . I have mounted a NFS volume on linux When I try to create a file as root user using emacs , it works. As a domain user , I'm getting no such directory .TIA
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Emacs through ssh -X on WSL has incorrect background color

On my Windows system, I have WSL 2, VcXsrv X Server. Emacs works fine. But when I try to do ssh -X emacs to open an Emacs on my Linux system, the Emacs windows open and all the functions seem to work, ...
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Adding Emacs-style trailing line comment in Visual Studio Code

I am trying to replicate a standard comment shortcut from Emacs in Visual Studio Code (MacOS). In Emacs, the shortcut M-; adds a trailing line comment to the current line. I use this shortcut quite a ...
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How do you quickly renumber a numbered list in emacs after you re-order its elements?

Suppose you start with this list 1- tofu 2- vinegar 3- salt 4- ground beef 5- white sugar And then you want white sugar to be number 3. You kill 5-White sugar, go right beneath 2-vinegar and yank it :...
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Getting the spacebar to work as expected in Emacs

When I am editing text, if I press and release the spacebar it works as expected. However, if I hold down the spacebar I get the following message in the echo area. <Hangul> is undefined I saw ...
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Emacs client - Keep frame until all buffers are closed

I'm using Emacs with the server in daemon mode. When I go to the buffers menu, I can see all the buffers that the server has open. Is there a way to keep the Emacs client frame open until all the ...
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Setting up ESS (R)

I am a new emacs user. I am trying to set up my R-environment in spacemacs. I have added the ESS layer in my dotfile, but I cannot get the LSP to connect in order to get completion and etc when I am ...
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Emacs Cursor jumps somewhere else for split of a second.when writing

I use emacs, over tmux, on a headless ubuntu 18.0 tls on a qemu virtual machine. When I write sometimes the cursor jumps for split of a second. It doesn't cause any trouble other than annoy me for not ...
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Does `yank` mean copying, pasting, or either in Emacs?

While yank means copying in Vim, I am a bit confused about Emacs. What does yank mean there exactly?
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How to configure Alpine to use an already running Emacs as an alternate editor?

I have activated in Alpine email client the following setting in order to use Emacs as an editor when composing emails: [X] Enable Alternate Editor Implicitly Editor = emacsclientw.exe -ca runemacs....
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Readline key binding/function to repeat last searched character

With readline emacs keybindings, I'm aware that I can search forward or backward a character using ctrl+] and ctrl+alt+], respectively. I'm wondering if there's a way to repeat the last such searched ...
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Change the window-terminal to Emacs edit-mode

I plan to change the window-terminal to Emacs-Editing style with: Set-PSReadLineOption -EditMode Emacs but it failed to work when start new terminal instance or restart the machine. As a solution, I ...
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EXWM in Emacs: Simulating Ctrl Key

I am using EXWM for window manager. It works great, with one main issue. I like to simulate terminal in window manager, but Ctrl+c keys (and for terminator, other key bindings related to Ctrl) do not ...
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Getting Emacs to work with GUI in WSL

I'm new here and I don't really get this stuff, so I'll try to provide all the relevant details but if something important is missing please tell me. I have Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2) setup on ...
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Emacs ediff does not show inline word based differences

I am using emacs with ediff to compare two files. and my ediff view does not show inline differences. e.g., if lines from both files only have one word difference, ediff cannot highlight the word but ...
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encrypted password file with emacs & gpg

I want to keep all my passwords and logins in a gpg-encrypted file, that I want to access using emacs in the terminal on ubuntu. I want to be prompted for the 'master' password when opening the file, ...
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Start Emacs from MobXterm

I was using Emacs for a while from Cygwin. I created a link shortcut on Desktop and started it from there. Now I want to try Emacs from MobaXterm. I installed Emacs package but can't figure out how to ...
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Switching to TMB mode in AD Studio

I am trying to become familiar with TMB in AD Studio. I have been working through the user's guide AD Studio: Statistical modelling in ADMB and TMB Version 1.0 (2018-01-22) by Arni Magnusson. I can ...
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Some applications in full screen leave an invisible gap between top of window and the top border of the screen. (win 10, multiple monitors)

I notice this problem with emacs, notepad++, and WinRAR. When their window is maximized to full screen, there's actually an invisible gap between the top of the window to the top edge of the screen. ...
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How can I link to an e-mail stored in thunderbird from emacs org mode?

When using emacs org mode I sometimes refer to e-mails managed by thunderbird in linux. Is there way to link to the e-mail directly from emacs org mode? I.e. that if I click on the link, the e-mail ...
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How do I exit vim, that is within emacs term mode with evil?

I am trying to make transition from vim to emacs (specifically doom-emacs). I was using term mode and habitually used vim in an attempt to edit another file forgetting that I was inside emacs. I ...
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Unable to run emacs

I have been running $ emacs &, however, I keep getting " Display localhost:0/0 unavailable, simulating -nw". Can anyone explain why this is happening?
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Starting emacs server from outside emacs

I am trying to start emacsserver from outside emacs (even having emacs not running at all to start with). I would like to start a search through my org files using emacs functions, but avoiding the ...
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access smb share via emacs tramp mode - repeatedly prompting for password

If I use smbclient from the command line on a unix host to access a windows server share (happens to be a windows server in an Active Directory domain), it works fine. I can access directories and ...
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spotlight launches new emacs instead of moving focus to a running emacs instance

Suppose I search for chrome in spotlight search, and select the top suggestion - Google Chrome, this causes mac os to move focus to a running instance of Google Chrome, if available. Likewise, when I ...
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emacs meta key doesn't respond after setting option key as meta on OSX

I recently installed macport emacs and spacemacs with brew. I configured the spacemacs to ivy mode. The problem is after setting the option key as Meta on terminal preference, the output of meta key ...
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An efficient way to start a graphical application with multiple monitors with WSL2 and VcXsrv on Windows

I am using WSL2 on Windows, at the moment mainly just to start my customized emacs. My workflow to get emacs started is a little bit cumbersome. After each boot, I have to start Xsrv application with ...
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How to run command (cmd.exe) from inside emacs inside WSL?

I now have emacs running under VcXsrv started when I open WSL (Unbuntu) on Windows 10. And if I invoke "shell" it runs a bash shell fine. However, I have a few command files I like to run. In ...
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Textboxes in Linux-based systems

I know this is a very wide-ranging question, but I hope someone can point me in the right direction. For a long time now, I have been really frustrated with the fact that textboxes in my Linux ...
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CTRL+= shortcut binding in MacOS terminal?

I've a binding for CTRL = shortcut in emacs. It works when I use emacs as an app. But in the terminal, CTRL = causes "invalid key sound" and also doesn't work in terminal emacs. What's blocking it?
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emacs keybindings in VS Code's Jupyter Notebook

How can I make emacs keybindings work on VS Code while editing a Jupyter Notebook? I am using the "Emacs Friendly Keymap" extension. It works great while editing normal files (text), but are ignored ...
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Encoding and an Emacs file

The code in http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~abela/ssft18/lec1/Prelude.agda gives rise to an encoding problem. For example → should be displayed →. Another example is â„•, which should appear as ℕ. I ...
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Screen Reader within Ubuntu & Terminal

I am forced to use Ubuntu 14.04 for a specific purpose. However, I am blind and I need some help getting the screen reader to read inside Emacs and the Terminal. So far I have Orca installed and ...
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jit-lock-function hangup emacs

jit-lock-function consumes too much CPU and hangup my emacs frequentlly. Does anyone have met the same problem? How to solve this? The OS is archlinux x64, CPU intel i7 4790, 16GB RAM. Only emacs is ...
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Aquamacs for macOS Mojave and Catalina - error in process filter: ‘recenter’ing a window that does not display current-buffer. How can I fix this bug?

I'm a very new Mac user and not really an Emacs user. I just use emacs to run PVS Specification and Verification System, by typing the pvs command in the terminal to start the software. Aquamacs was ...
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how do you open applications after installing with chocolatey?

I have checked through similar questions concerning chocolately/choco on windows powershell but I still can't find the answer to this simple one: How do you open a package after it's been installed ...
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How to get emacs projectile to ignore files

Here's the problem. Projectile is installed and configured. I've initialized my emacs directory with .projectile file. When run projectile-switch-directory (actually it's helm-projectile-switch-...
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Cannot send email in emacs via smtpmail + starttls

I cannot send emails in emacs via smtpmail with starttls. Here are my configs: smtpmail-stream-type 'starttls smtpmail-default-smtp-server "posteo.de" smtpmail-smtp-server "...
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Not able to install cider in emacs

I'm following the steps as mentioned here, to configure emacs for clojure development. I downloaded the github repository and copied the contents to /home/gx/.emacs.d And followed till step 5. When I ...
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smtpmail-send-it: authentication failed in response to AUTH PLAIN (emacs + mu4e + posteo)

I've been trying to set of my new posteo.net email account on emacs/mu4e (I have a gmail account that works on emacs/mu4e but would like to switch). I can successfully receive emails via offlineimap ...
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How can I get emacs to print PDF on Windows with pdftools?

If you've walked the emacs road you know how amazingly powerful it can be, and how absolutely useless. Full disclosure: my 4800 line initialization file (soon to be 3000) does manage to load 125 ...
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How to use capital Commands in Vim/Emacs/Spacemacs?

I am frankly just 3 days old in the emacs-vim old . I need to execute some commands S-M-; (executable-find "git") RET But cant figure out how to use those capitalized commands. My keybindings are ...
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There is the warning that the Proof General version does not match the emacs version

Warning (emacs): Proof General compiled for GNU Emacs 26.1 but running on GNU Emacs 26.2: "make clean; make" is recommended. Where should I make clean?
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Using gpg on Aquamacs

In the vanilla emacs we have an option to encrypt and decrypt files using the gpg encryption. I have emacs installed on MacOS Mojave and I use gpg to encrypt my password file. Recently on seeing the ...
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Cannot get token when trying to set up emacs slack

I installed emacs slack and am trying to set it up using the official way (as described here: https://github.com/yuya373/emacs-slack). I created the app and got the client id and secret. I also set ...

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