Questions tagged [echo-area]

is the blank line at the very bottom of an Emacs frame. Emacs by default reserves that screen space for echoing keystrokes, error messages, complier messages, messages from background processes, and alerts. Since the `echo-area` is a special case of the `minibuffer` window, it uses the same functions for customizing its size and display attributes.

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How to stop background processes interrupting minibuffer

I have a couple of background processes that I regularly run, such as mu4e and jabber-mode. These, and other, processes provide updates to the minibuffer. Unfortunately, they do so when I'm already ...
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Messages dissapear too quickly from echo area

When using flymake or similar, syntax highlighting messages will appear in the echo area when you move the cursor to the position of the error. My problem is that it dissapears too quickly. After ...
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Configure echo time for input of key-sequence prefix keys

I am writing latex code with AUCTEX. I very often highlight text in bold or italics. For instance, AUCTEX comes with the command C-c C-f C-e, wich can be used to emphasize text in an active marked ...
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Icicles showing user-error message in echo area during TAB-completion

i have a strange behaviour of my emacs (25.1.1) running in cygwin within a terminal window (mintty 2.7.3). Every time when doing TAB-competion (eg. M-x describe-func) I got following messages in the ...
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ECB Never ask to make buffer read-only

In my current Emacs configuration, when ECB is active and I find-file in a non-existing directory, I keep getting interrupted to answer the following question in the echo-area: File /tmp/new-foo/bar....
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Minibuffer text alignment problem

The text that is displayed in my mini buffer is misaligned, like this https://imgur.com/a/htfRVI3 Specially all the columns are garbled, like its trying to wrap text? How can I make it so that they ...