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Weird behavior: GUI won't start, but terminal emacs will

As I said in the title, I'm having a problem with starting Emacs, whenever I try to start it with rofi, nothing happens, and when I try and start with terminal (using emacs), it returns "Args out of ...
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How to change the language of the menu on GUI version

how to change language of the menu? I go to Options > multilingual envi... > set language ...; but nothing happends.
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Emacs crashes on resize every time starting under X11/GTK3

I just built emacs with X11 support on Debian, but every time I start it, the window pops up and works just fine until I resize the window, at which point it crashes. user@host:~/emacs-26.1$ ./src/...
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How can I tell if emacs was built with X support?

Is there a variable like system-configuration-options that will provide the computed features of the running emacs? Specifically, I'm looking for X support (--with-x=yes|no). Ultimately I'm trying ...
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How to make everything except the text transparent?

How to make everything except the text transparent?
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Retain system color scheme when running without GUI

I'm typically running emacs -nw: problem is that Emacs overrides terminal (bash) color scheme and uses it's own default one which is in some cases unreadable. I would like emacs to use default ...
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Disable all GUI popups and tooltips

Can I disable this kind of a popup? I couldn't find anything besides (setq x-gtk-use-system-tooltips nil), but it didin't help me unfortunately.
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How can I view accent characters natively?

In GUI emacs 25.3.1, I have a text file with octal character codes for accents. For example I have many \212 characters which are really Š characters. If I replace-string the occurrences, it shows ...
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How to customize emacs toolbar?

Let say I want to add a Toolbar icon to emacs which when clicked should "Select all" text in the current window. We know for selecting text we can use M-x mark-whole-buffer. How can I use this ...
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Launching GUI emacslient destroys terminal frame resizing capabilities

Whenever I launch a GUI session as $ emacsclient -c all the emacsclient sessions I've created with $ emacsclient -nw -c lose several settings. The problem only occurs right after launching a GUI ...
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What is this mini pop-up box and how do I get rid of it?

I don't know what combination of keys I pressed to bring up this mini-box, but it's annoying me. What is it and how do I get rid of it? EDIT: It pops up when I press C-S-u
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Dired dead long - GUI Emacs Windows

As suggested in the title, I use a GUI version of Emacs (25.3) on Windows. To be precise : Emacs 25.3.1 X86_64-w64-mingw32 Things were working perfectly but for a few days, some actions related to ...
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How to check if my emacsclient is running in a GUI window?

Emacs version: 25.3.50.2 I'm using Fira Code font whose ligatures are now supported by Emacs. To solve this, I used this solution (I think it's not important, just to inform you), say, replacing the ...
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Resize windows line by line, not pixel by pixel

Is it possible enforce that Emacs changes the window size line by line, not by some count of pixels, to eliminate the situation when I see a half-line on the screen? I mean window in Emacs sense (...
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How to make GUI Emacs use all available space when running maximized on linux?

GUI Emacs running maximized on my Linux (centos7+kde) is not using all the available space leaving some space around the borders, specially at the top and the bottom. Sample of GUI emacs running "...
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How does one set input-decode-map on GUI frames in emacsclient?

I'm trying to adjust bindings in input-decode-map (to distinguish C-m and RET in GUI mode). None of the advice given on Stack Overflow, gnu.emacs.help, Reddit, or Super User seems to work. I ended ...
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How to use multiple frame (C-x 5 2) within only one (system's) window in GUI Emacs?

In console version of Emacs (emacs -nw), I can create frame with C-x 5 2 and use C-x 5 o to switch between them. This concept is just like "workspace" in Linux desktop, or "Mission Constrol" in macOS. ...
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Stop GNU Emacs (GUI) on macOS from quitting

Is it possible to stop Emacs on macOS from quitting? This may sound like a weird request, but numerous times I may accidentally quit Emacs and the whole GUI app exits -- which means I then have to ...
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On Linux why should one choose Lucid over Gtk gui for emacs?

I run Ubuntu 16.04. On searching Ubuntu Software app for Emacs I am presented with two guis, Lucid and Gtk. Which one should I choose and why?
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“<t> is undefined” error on first keypress

So here's a pretty weird issue. Sometimes, when I start my emacs and press a key combination, the message <t> is undefined` gets printed in the echo area, and I need to press the key combo again....
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Fish shell looks weird in spacemacs

Any other shell besides eshell and shell in Spacemacs with Emacs v25.1.1 (GUI version) looks like this: To compare, the terminal in iTerm looks like this: The font that I use in my terminal is ...
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Key strokes doesn't work for frames created from terminal on Mac OS

Compiled emacs25.1 from source on MacOS. Emacs works fine when opened by click the icon. But when open it from terminal by emacs or emacsclient -a. All the key stokes is responded in terminal ...
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How to use OSX command line GUI emacs as git $EDITOR

I have a script to launch OSX GUI emacs from command line at: /usr/local/bin/emacs The script looks like: #!/bin/sh $(/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs --chdir $PWD "$@") & I have ...
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Monospaced font not lining up

On the 2016 MacBook Pro, monospaced fonts are not lining up. It happens to just some buffers and can only be fixed by changing the default font size then changing it back. My font setting is: '(...
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What's this line between the modeline and the echo area?

I'm using a dark theme, so it's a bit hard to see, but there is a black line between the modeline and the echo area in the shot above. You can also see it between the modeline and a hydra, and the ...
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Match paren problem in the GUI version of Emacs

I use the built in parentheses match (show-paren-mode t). But there seems to be somewhat of a glitch when it highlights the matching parentheses, because it moves the bottom lines further apart when ...
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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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Program calltips by hovering

One of the nice things in komodo edit, is that one can just "hover" with the mouse for a few seconds, and an explanation about a command syntax would "magically" appear. For example, let's say that ...
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global-set-key not working in terminal

I have the following line in my .emacs.d/init.el file (global-set-key [(control tab)] 'other-window) ;; remap f1 to undo (global-set-key (kbd "<f1>") 'undo) When I use the full X-window GUI ...
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GUI Emacs sets the exec-path only from Windows environment variable but not from .emacs file

I use Emacs 25.1 on my Windows XP laptop both as a command-line app (on ConEmu terminal emulator with MSYS bash as the shell) and as the GUI Emacs. I mainly use Emacs to test and compile programs, so ...
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Dashes (or strippled line, dashed) in tabbar for emacs with X

I'm trying to go full minimalist over here... But I can't figure out how to remove the strippled line next to "untitled". I'd like it to be nothing at all. The customizations I've done so far for ...
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How do I configure home-brew-provisioned emacs to run a GUI-based emacsclient properly?

Configuration MacOSX 10.11.5 emacs version 24.5.1 brew 0.9.9 I want to have the following behavior in my emacs setup: At login, automatically start an emacs server process. Running the /Application/...
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In non-terminal Emacs, how do I make new frame open within the same OS window?

Basically, I would like GUI emacs to replicate the terminal behavior, where a new frame is opened within the same (OS) window. This would work similar to vim's tabs, which are just a way to move ...
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How can I initialize all environment variables in OSX?

If I start GUI emacs in OSX (not from the terminal) it does not know about my user environment variables. The exec-path-from-shell package mostly solves this, but while you can explicitly initialize ...
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What is this square in the middle of the emacs' GUI?

I wonder how could I disable this annoying square which seems like it's zooming in the text under the emacs' cursor. How can I get rid of it? And what is this exactly? I am on emacs 24.5 (homebrew ...
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Obtain absolute pixel position of point

I'd like to obtain the absolute pixel position of the point (i.e. the cursor, not the mouse pointer) in the current buffer in a GUI frame, to pass it onwards to an external program. I don't mind ...
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how to tell graphical Emacs to shutdown cleanly from tty1?

problem Lately I run GNU Emacs mostly as GUI on X/tty7 (which I'll call "the desktop" as opposed to emacs-desktop) on one of my Debian laptops. Occasionally the desktop hangs, in which case I usually ...
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C-S-n and C-= not working in emacs if running within terminal [duplicate]

I am running emacs inside tmux within iterm2 on OSX. For some reason these key bindings do not work properly C-S-n C-= C-+ C-; And some others too that are similar. All of these work when running ...
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System Wide Hide/Show Keybinding

In OSX' iTerm, you can instantly show/hide the window by the (default) alt-space keys. How can I configure emacs to have similar functionality? I want to run GUI emacs, and be able to show/hide it on ...
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Detecting availability of SVG?

For a few years Emacs has had SVG support, however I don't know of a reliable way to detect it, before using it. How can we detect in EmacsLisp, SVG rendering ability in the current Emacs GUI (X/NS/...