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is for Emacs display features, which includes scrolling, fonts, colors, and placement of text or images.

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How can I find non-displayable unicode characters in a buffer?

I mean these: I'd like to remove them, so I'm looking for a function which can find all these characters in the buffer which cannot be displayed properly with the current font and therefore show up ...
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Org mode: is it possible to display ONLINE images?

Assuming I want to have an org buffer in which I can preview images from url which I don't want to store on my hard drive - is there a possibility to use a solution similar to org links and display ...
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Remove blank space between line numbers and window border

When using the new display-line-numbers-mode on Emacs 26.1, there's some leftover space between the line numbers, and the left window border: The screenshot above shows Emacs after being started ...
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Can't display images in org-mode

I am on MacOS High Sierra, iterm2; I cannot find how to display images in org-mode. My term supports image display as imgcat works well within my shell. When I try to open the image link in emacs it ...
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Preventing syntax highlighting in the wrap-prefix

When Emacs wraps long lines, is there a way to prevent the wrap prefix from having syntax highlighting (font-lock) or any such special properties? Specifically, I have the following settings: ;; ...
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Weird TeX syntax highlighting issue

I running Emacs 25 on Debian 9.0 stretch. The version is 25.1+1-4+deb9u1. I have a local copy of AUCTeX installed via Melpa. The relevant line in M-x list-packages is: auctex 11.88.3 ...
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Show included text inline, like with org-display-inline-images

Goal In org-mode, you can include parts of other files during export with the keyword #+INCLUDE. I would like to be able to view the included files in-line in the current buffer (and maybe even edit ...
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Setting primary frame across displays on MacOS

I am working with 2 emacs frames, one on my laptop monitor (1) and the other on a larger external display (2). Whenever I switch between applications, e.g. between shell and Emacs, the Emacs cursor ...
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How to use Org pretty math expressions with clipboard?

Using org-toggle-pretty-entities, org-mode will convert text like ∫_ℝ f(x)dx = 1 ∑^N_{i=1} x_i to But if I want to copy that text to an outside application, it just shows up as it was originally ...
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prevent asterisks from showing on color-theme change

An annoying problem I've had with the display of org mode files is that when I change the color-theme, the asterisks that were hidden become visible. For the current buffer I can fix this afterwards ...
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How to put a right arrow above a Latin letter?

I want to write: ⃗E, I tried to C-x 8 <RET> COMBINING RIGHT ARROW ABOVE <RET> E it is displaying in Emacs like: I want to use Unicode (without Tex). EDIT in reply to Drew's comment: ...
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Display devanagari characters

Running Emacs 25 on Kubuntu 17.10. I am able to enter text in devanagari script but it does not dispaly correctly in the editor. For instance, the text entered as: क का कि की कु कू के कै को कौ कं कः...
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Can I display a character as if rotated?

Suppose that I'd want to display a character as if rotated by 90 or 180 degrees in Emacs. Is there a way to go about that?
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Longer flashing of search string during multi-file searches

When the cursor is in the *xref* buffer, following dired-do-find-regexp, the found string in the adjacent frame flashes, but too briefly, making it quite hard to see. A simple solution is to increase ...
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prettify-symbols-mode and multi-character replacements?

With ``prettify-symbols-mode'' it is possible to replace strings by a character, or a character composition, e.g. ;; \lambda → λ (push '("\\lambda" . ?λ) prettify-symbols-alist) Optionally, it ...
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How can I eliminate the side effect of left margin?

I've set a left margin like this: (set-window-margins (get-buffer-window) 20 0) (let ((gutter-sep (concat (make-string (- (car (window-margins (get-buffer-window))) 2) ? ) "+"))) (propertize "." '...
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Stop Emacs from updating display

Sometimes a function will make the display blink and stutter, due do things happening in the background while the function is running (visiting other buffers etc). Does anyone know if there's a ...
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What is the mode or the command to selectively display selected region?

There seems to be a command to display only the text in the selected region, leaving the rest of the text hidden. What is the command?
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Prevent Emacs from resizing windows

After building a two column, 3 window layout with one tall column and two stacked equal sized shorter columns next to it, when I run commands like magit or ag that bring up a new buffer, often one of ...
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customize-face for display-graphic-p only

I run graphical GNU/Emacs on macOS and also emacs in Mac Terminal installed via Homebrew. I would like to customize the default face for only the graphical display. I used M-x customize-face default,...
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Hide mouse pointer while typing

Some programs, like many terminal emulators and gVim, hide the mouse pointer as soon as the keyboard is in use. Obviously, this is helpful when the mouse pointer happens to obscure some text behind it....
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How to troubleshoot and diagnose escaped-character display errors in Emacs shell?

I make much use of sub-shells within Emacs (initiated via M-x shell), and, because of this, I run into problems like the one illustrated1 below way too often: $ python -m pdb /tmp/hello_world.py [2] ...
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Possible to modify 'whitespace-display-mappings' at runtime?

Making changes to whitespace-display-mappings while emacs runs doesn't seem to do anything. (setq whitespace-display-mappings '( (space-mark 32 [183] [46]) ; middle-dot (tab-mark 9 [9654 9] [...
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Showing bytes as hexadecimal escapes rather than octal escapes

Short version: Can I make Emacs show \ff or \xff instead of \377? Long version: Suppose you open a file that is not entirely text and has some binary data (say a PostScript or PDF file). For example, ...
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How to display whole words as a different symbol?

In this video (time-linked, only a few seconds) the word function is displayed as f, but can still be edited so the underlying text remains as-is. How can this be done in emacs? (using plugins or ...
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redraw-display when focused

I am using Emacs 25 in SUSE linux and when I switch to a workspace where Emacs is the front window almost none of the text is visible. I have to call redraw-display in order to get it refresh the ...
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How do I display dashs as minus signs outside comments and strings?

In source code, I'd like to display “-” as “−”. In the font I use, the dash is very short and doesn't match the “+” at all. This is only to improve visual appearance. The character in the file must ...
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Change fill-column-indicator rule color immediately

How can I change the color of the fill-column-indicator and have the changes visible immediately? (defun my:change-fci-color (color) (setq fci-rule-color color) (fci-redraw-frame)) The previous ...
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your emacs does not come with xwidget support… (Windows 10)

Just unzipped and started using Emacs 25.1, hoping to get a browser running in emacs. The instructions I found had me enter "M-x xwidget-webkit-browse-url" And then I'm asked to complete a command ...
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Increase spacing between physical lines only

How can I add spacing where there are linebreaks in the file, but not where a line is word-wrapped? This would be very useful for reading log files with long lines. Here's a mockup of what I'm after: ...
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utf-8 bullets displaying differently on different computers, same platform

I have two seemingly identical computers that display org-bullet utf-8 bullets differently within emacs. Both computers use the same OS (windows 7) and the same emacs version (24.5) with no ...
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Display max line in bottom line (nox) (aka mode-line)

How can I display the max line of a file in the bar at the bottom? So, how could it say "L1/L1300" instead of just "Top L1", if the respective happens to have 1300 lines?
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Change which buffers are in which windows?

I have 3 windows opened and I want to change which buffers they display. For example: when programming in C, I want to have the C code on the left, and the right side split into two windows showing ...
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Detect/specify the monitor a frame is on?

Q: how do I detect/specify the monitor a frame is on? I'm working off of a laptop that has an external monitor connected to it. I therefore have two monitors (call them INTERNAL and EXTERNAL). On ...
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X11 GUI low quality display when using server

Why is Emacs X11's display such bad quality, and how do I fix it? When I use Emacs Cocoa locally, I get a good visuals. But when I use the X11 forwarding on my department's server, the quality is ...
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Getting the full list of colors available in Emacs

When I run list-colors-display I get the following: which I think is a very small subset of colors that my Emacs supports, isn't it? For example, I know Emacs supports other colors (gray20, blue15, ...
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Draw a line between the header line and the text area

One of my modes uses the header line to display a progress bar/document summary, concatenating spaces with varying background colors and widths (using the display attribute). To clarify the ...
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Gotham theme with 256 colors

When I use, gotham-theme, it says that you can get the 256 colors by (setq gotham-tty-extended-palette t) but I do not feel any difference between activating one and the other with only 16 colors; I ...
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Glyphless characters? Never seen before

I have been using emacs for 20 or more years, but I have never before come across glyphless characters. Just now, when I started emacs, I got this: And here's a rendition of a man page: I have ...
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Everytime I open emacs with -nw my file is prepended with 0;276;0c. My screen realestate is also being cut in half

How can I reset the default behavior of no prepending (but still being able to use -nw) and not having the bottom half of my terminal be black space. Having emacs test.py -nw -Q doesn't solve the ...
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How can I export compositions with html-fontify?

Prettify-symbols-mode is a very nice way to make source code more readable, especially in math-heavy languages. Unfortunately, exporting to HTML with html-fontify-buffer doesn't respect ...
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Increase line-spacing on top

line-spacing adds space at the bottom. Here is what I mean - Image link. The docs say that the space is added below lines of graphic displays. I want the space to be added at the top. How do I do that?...
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Align columns in Org mode table with Japanese fonts

How can I mix Japanese and English in the same org-mode table (that uses fixed-width fonts)? Something like: | m m m m m m | | | はどう デシウ | | | ハーフ | ハーフ | won't align. ...
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Disable color highlighting

Background: I use gnus under emacs -nw (so this question is about text-based usage, not the GUI). Depending on the value of the $TERM environment variable, gnus will, for example, highlight quoted ...
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how to modify the active region highlighting color

Gray text highlighting no longer works on my Debian/stretch system. While this is particularly annoying in Emacs, it's not a specific Emacs problem; gray background is also gone from other ...
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Issue with characters in buffers being displayed in wrong positions

I work with Emacs within Docker as my dev environment so that I can have clean dev environments per language or type or projects that I do e.g. PHP dev, NodeJS dev, Haskell dev etc with different ...
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Pop-up documentation with pos-tip or popup?

Is there a package to get a popup of the documentation for the thing at the point? Here's an example that flycheck uses.
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How to replace a character display only for the `italic` face?

I am using a font that does not include italic characters. However, it does include characters like mathematical italic small a, which I would like to use instead. I can set up a display-table that ...
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Emacs doesn't show cyryllic properly over SSH

I'm using SSH to connect to remote server. On the server, I'm running emacs (emacsclient -c). It servers as my console, text editor and WM. While everything works nice when I'm not dealing with ...
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Find the name of the graphical display emacs is running on

I run emacs using a server and multiple clients on both, the graphical display and the terminal. To use the same configuration files for terminal and graphical display, I used this solution. The issue ...