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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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Supermacs and Emacs on Windows 10 start together with another terminal window

This is how it looks like: How can I get the terminal window to not open together with Emacs / Supermacs?
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Emacs keeps overwriting files in Haskell mode [migrated]

I'm using emacs: GNU Emacs 26.3 Copyright (C) 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc. GNU Emacs comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. You may redistribute copies of GNU Emacs under the terms of the GNU ...
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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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How to restart / sleep my computer from command line using Emacs and systemctl?

Normally to restart my machine I open a terminal and type sudo systemctl suspend and it works. When I try to do the same thing from a graphical Emacs application, I get: Failed to set wall message, ...
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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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SSreflect not working with Emacs, Proof General, Coq. How to install SSreflect in MacOS?

If I do something like - From mathcomp Require Import ssreflect. it gives me the following error. Error: Cannot load mathcomp.ssreflect.ssreflect: no physical path bound to mathcomp.ssreflect But if ...
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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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Change Emacs font & sizes / height / ascent

How to change my font to get the same result in Ubuntu than I used to get in Windows. M-x describe-fonts in Windows returns: name (opened by): -outline-Courier New-normal-normal-normal-mono-13-*-...
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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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Some “graphical” applications are very slow using Awesome WM, but not using KDE

I have a pretty fresh install of Debian buster and am experiencing an annoying behavior. Some "graphical" applications are very slow when I launch them inside an Awesome WM session, but that doesn't ...
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Responding to MIX [YN] prompts inside spacemacs?

I am trying to adopt spacemacs for elixir development. As a first step, I have managed to enable elixir-mode, which means that I can run MIX (C-c a x). When I run MIX I want to use the phx.new option ...
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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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Emacs web-mode disable indentation inside specific tag sequences

I am doing a lot of reveal.js HTML work in Emacs web-mode. One annoying thing is that web-mode is messing up the manual indentation inside my code blocks on electric returns. Is there anyway to ...
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Running ipython / jupyter console within emacs on Windows 10

I have never been able to get this to work on Windows 10, though at some point on Windows 7 it did (older machine, no longer around). I've spoken at length with the developers of the emacs elpy and ...
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emacs display is not normal and lines are confused

emacs: 24.5.1 ubuntu: 16.04 using helm When I move the cursor, lines in emacs windows are confused as follow: enter image description here
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Emacs behaves annoyingly with multiple buffers

In the most recent versions of emacs (the current version I have installed is 25.2.2) I noticed a slightly annoying behavior when I'm handling multiple buffers (I say I find it annoying because emacs ...
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How to get org checklist cookies states in to other places ex: at org-table?

Is there any way I can use Org-mode checkboxes result [33%] at Org-table. * Progress [33%] - [X] One - [ ] Two - [ ] Three |--------| | Result | |--------| | 33 | |--------| ⬅ Thank you
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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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How is the value of auto-mode-alist set in Emacs (with packages) on NixOs?

I have Emacs installed on NixOs. I am new to both Emacs and NixOs. Following the NixOs manual, this is my emacs.nix imported in configuration.nix { pkgs ? import <nixpkgs> { } }: let myEmacs ...
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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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Emacs: move cursor to next/previous edited lines/hunk

Mostly when I'm editing code, I need to jump to lines I've edited before. Lines that are highlighted with, e.g., diff-hl-flydiff-mode. Is there a way to move the cursor to the next changed hunk in ...
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Trying to install auctex on emacs

I am trying to install auctex via M-x package-install RET auctex. Unfortunately after a brief splash of Contacting host: elpa.gnu.org:443, I end up with the message https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/...
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Emacs relative+current number line

I just switched from vim to emacs :) happily using evil mode and the first problem I have is the lack of (column) relative number functionality. No problem, I found two threads that halfly resolved: ...
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Anki minor mode for Emacs error: “Symbol’s function definition is void: err”

I have recently converted to Emacs for my programming and text editing needs. In particular, I want to use it for Anki flash cards, with anki-editor. I am getting a "Symbol’s function definition is ...
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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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Emacs won't open from command line

Lucas-Macbook:~ lucasnewman2$ emacs dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/libffi/lib/libffi.6.dylib Referenced from: /usr/local/opt/p11-kit/lib/libp11-kit.0.dylib Reason: image not found Abort ...
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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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auto-complete can not show any candicate sometimes

I am editing within emacs, auto-complete mode enabled already. And there are three files in the current directory, test.h, main.h and main.c. "test.h" with a symbol: #ifndef test_h #define test_h #...
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Omitting some headlines (recursively) when exporting from org-mode to LaTeX

I have been using code that I have found at https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-orgmode/2014-06/msg00238.html to suppress export from org-mode to LaTeX of some headlines (namely a headlines that ...
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Difference between “backward kill line” and “unix line discard”

I'm reading the bash man page and memorizing the keyboard shortcuts. C-x rubout is bound to backward kill line, and C-u is bound to unix line discard, but the descriptions for these commands look the ...
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Add tag to every TODO in file

I have my org-mode agenda set up to include every .org file in my main directory where I keep files for each project. I'd like to be able to see the agenda for a single project. The only way I can ...
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emacs window height is too small when the session is over SSH on macOS Xquartz

XQuartz 2.7.11 (xorg-server 1.18.4) From Mac, I ssh-login to Ubuntu 18.04 and XigmaNAS, and start emacs. The emacs windows shows up as it should. The emacs window pops out as normal size, then ...
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How can I increase or fix my neotree performance in emacs?

For some reason, with the following config, neotree is unbearably slow. The cursor movement is delayed by what I estimate to be ten seconds, as with directory expansion and hovering the mouse across ...

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