Questions tagged [customize]

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init.el and trampling of custom-set-variables

My new init.el uses require to load various settings that I have organised into directories and files. This is an attempt to tame what was a very large and messy init.el and custom.el file. Also I ...
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How to define a “composite type” with the “group” constructor?

I am trying to define a composite type using the "group" compositor (see Elisp Manual, section "Composite Types"). Previously, I managed to define a composite type with the "list" constructor. The ...
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Ruled paper aspect in emacs interface

Is it possible to have ruled lines in emacs? I would like to have the same look of a notebook while writing my org files.
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How to mark risky variable as safe?

I have some customization in my .dir-locals.el. Some of variables set there are unsafe and when I set them and visit some file in dir for the first time Emacs nicely asks me to save their name-value ...
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How to find out the name of a variable Customize is customizing

I'd like to have a function that when run from within a Customize buffer will return the name of the variable that would be customized at point.
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How do you set the line height when customizing a font face? (e.g. an org-drawer)

I specifically want my :NOTES: org drawer (and :end:) to be a smaller font size (say 0.5 relative to normal text). Ideally the drawer contents also (say 0.8). However, when I set the height property ...
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org-table: hide grid lines

I like how org-mode allows me to quickly create and edit tables. However, I do not like the table's appearance and I would like to modify it. Customizing the face only lets me change foreground and ...
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Auctex previews, change foreground color of text

I am using a dark theme and the latex previews from auctex are created with black text color. How can I change it? What I can do is change the background color to white (in Preview Reference Face ...
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Adding Purpose to Layout Of Emacs

The rigidity to which emacs adheres to its layout is annoying at times. How can i get a layout like this when I shift to the particular modes? +------------------+-----------+ | | ...
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How to change the line height in the menu

Here "menu" means something which appears when you hit F10. (Not the menubar.) Because my display is small, several options are hidden below. (See the following image. You can not see "Quit".) This ...
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Dired: manual files sorting for specific directories

I have a directory with many folder. When I open it in dired I see this: bundles ckeditor companies contries failitators induction jquery_update lwt_shared members messages offices ... I often work ...
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.dir-locals.el isn't recognized

I am working on a project that includes some configuration in .dir-locals.el: ((c++-mode . ((compile-command . "cd ../../\; ./build.sh")))) This gets picked up just fine for me and sets the ...
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how to extract options I saved with customize and insert it inside use-package lines?

Suppose I did some customization through M-x customize-mode or something similar '(org-agenda-custom-commands '(("n" "Agenda and all TODOs" ((agenda "" nil) ...
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How can I get the tag value associated with a current custom variable?

I've got a custom variable defined: (defcustom monorail-search-mode :issues-open "Current search mode for queries (controls whether we're searching all issues, open issues, new issues, etc)&...
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How to implement a nice read-only buffer with accordions and buttons/hyperlinks?

We would like to devise an Emacs front-end that queries a back-end (generating a list of items in JSON format or so, each with a title, long description, and an URL), and displays this list in a ...
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Storing and Loading Non-Static/Multiple Configs

I'm writing an emacs wrapper to a set of scripts that require a lot of config settings to run. These can be variously environment variables, command line parameters and so forth. They should be user ...
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Docking a matplotlib window-manager window to an Emacs window

Short version: I want a way to "dock" a matplotlib window-manager window into an Emacs window (similar to the image below), while still keeping the functionality (e.g. zooming) offered by matplotlib. ...
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ESS folding for R6 classes

What is the proper way to install, configure and activate folding of R script files? I followed emacswiki.org/emacs/FoldingMode but it doesn't seems to work. I installed folding.el to .emacs/lisp/. ...
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How can I add functions to provide http links?

A recent feature request raised a new area of integration/customization for me. I've developed a package to browse GitHub content and we'd like to be able to store a link to the current 'thing' using ...
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Customize-like form

I'd like to create a form, like the one displayed by customize, in order to ask to the user some information. The form should let me provide a description, a default value, and eventually display a ...
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customize creates custom-set-faces unintentionally

I just edited the variable org-M-RET-may-split-line with easy costumize, saved and applied. I checked my dotfile right afterwards and noticed that (custom-set-faces '(default ((t (:foreground "#...
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how to prevent buffer menu from folding

Is there a way to prevent emacs from folding the buffer menu? Example, when I Control + 'right click' on a buffer I see a menu like this: Buffer Menu ----------- JavaScript > XQuery > Custom &...
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Enforcement of customization types

When specifying a customizable variable foo-paths as follows: (defcustom foo-paths nil "Paths for foo-related things." :group 'foo :options '(foo-1 foo-2) :type '(alist :key-type ...
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Problems Creating Basic Spacemacs Layer

I'm trying to create a basic spacemacs layer. But there's an error loading it, thus its constituent packages. Checked this SO question, but it doesn't seem to apply. Any idea of I'm missing? I'm sure ...
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Insert Current Date and Time with Custom Timestamp

I am trying to get org-mode to insert a custom timestamp with the current time. Something along these lines: 20160824 34|3 163000 (UTC) Which I believe should be the following: ("%Y%m%d %W|%u %H%M%...
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Why do “gnu” and “linux” `c-default-style` treat `c-basic-offset` differently?

These lines in my .emacs (setq-default indent-tabs-mode nil) (setq-default c-default-style "linux") (setq-default c-basic-offset 4) result in the following formatting of my c code (the c-basic-...
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how to make non-bold text in Elfeed?

I want search-title-face to be non-bold. Tried to add to my .emacs file this chunk (due to http://nullprogram.com/blog/2013/11/26/): (custom-set-faces '(elfeed-search-title-face ((t :weight ...
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Choosing files and directories from widgets

I'm looking for the most convenient way to set up a Customize options page to enter a set of directories and then select one of those directories and one file in the selected directory (if possible, ...
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Wish to define specific defcustom entries

I wish to define following two defcustom entries: INS DEL Server[1] (customizable server name) Host name, string User name, string Password, password or string Port number integer 5432 by default ...
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Why won't emacs permanently save my buffer-local var?

For many files I have file-local variables which asked me once if they were safe and I could add them permanently to my "trusted" list, never to be asked again. However, I get asked every ...
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How do I set flycheck-markdown-mdl-rules

I'm trying to get FlyCheck to ignore a rule used by mdl for checking syntax for.md files. I'm not very lisp or emacs savvy, but I've added this code to my personal.el file. ;; Turn off mdl message [...
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how to save my toolbar items for future sessions?

I performed several google searches on the internet to find a solution for tool-bar item. I tried this code without resulting. Nothing happens. I also tried with Emacs default interface (the same of ...
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Change color of highlghted annotated text in pdf-view

I use pdf-tools to read pdf in emacs. You can highlight a text in the pdf and do C-c C-a h to highlight the text. In normal light mode, the text will be yellow and you can customize it via M-x ...
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Custom org-refile of a table entry similar to Capture

My question concerns the refiling of table entry. I keep my cheatsheets for different kind of things in a table format. Let's suppose, that each heading has exactly one table. * My table 1 ...
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How do I set evil mode to use the normal state by default in Customize mode?

When I open the Easy Customization in Emacs, I want to be in normal mode instead of emacs mode. Is that possible?
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Can a theme set faces normally provided by another package?

I want to produce a custom theme. I understand how to set built-in faces, like font-lock-nnn ones, modeline, etc. I wonder if I can provide colors for faces that are defined by other packages, e.g. ...
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How to edit the list of named/defined colors?

How can I change (insert,delete,rename,…) the list of named colors? I tried to edit /usr/share/emacs/25.3/lisp/term/tty-colors.el.gz and byte-compile after change, but it had no effect. Note: I do ...
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How to change ranger current line face?

I can not figure out how to change current line bg in ranger - I'm unable to find customize group for that, is that possible at all? Maybe its inherited from other dired face, can somebody point me ...
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Variable-pitch font has stopped rendering correctly

For some reason, variable-pitch fonts have stopped rendering correctly. They previously worked fine, but something seems to have changed (though nothing in my .emacs has changed). I am using OS X 10....