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I want to change the default behavior of org-mode to show all headings when opening a org file. Per file this is possible with #+STARTUP: content. Unfortunately I can't manage to set this globally in my .emacs.

I am aware of the corresponding manual entry but I can't get it to work. (setq org-startup-folded "content") has no effect.

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I figured it out: It's

(setq org-startup-folded 'content)

Rather than the string "content", it needs to be the symbol 'content.

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