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Helm is an incremental completion and narrowing framework for Emacs. It is available for installation from MELPA.

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Avoid spurious buffers with helm-find-file

I have C-x C-f bound to helm-find-files. Mostly this works really well, but if I hit TAB when there are no completions for an item (most often because I've fumble-fingered the directory or filename ...
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full-frame helm?

Is it possible to run something like helm-recentf or helm-mini in a way that the helm window occupies the entire frame when it's running, and then disappears afterwards (like the helm windows normally ...
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helm-gtags doesn't reflect the latest code change

I'm using helm-gtags-find-tag-from-here command a lot. It works fine as long as there is no change to the source file contains the definition of symbol under the cursor. However, if I modify the ...
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Can I get the bindings output that Helm shows into another buffer?

I know that I can bring up a Helm buffer which shows available bindings. But I would like to do some scripting around available keybindings and commands. Is there a way to dump that output to a ...
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Define abbrev for `helm-mini`

I am trying to define an abbreviation for helm-mini, I would like d to expand to *dired. When I try my usual way of *dired C-x a i l, I get an error saying Command attempted to use minibuffer while in ...
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Apply evil-mode Macro to helm-ag Results

I love using helm-ag-edit within projectile to make bulk edits to many files in my project in one fell swoop. However, sometimes I want to apply keyboard macros (using evil-mode) to these files. The ...
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Apply vim macro to files in helm-ag result?

I am using spacemacs (using evil mode) and want to apply a vim macro (keyboard defined or otherwise) to the files resulting from a search in helm-ag. I'm thinking the easiest way would be to apply a ...
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Helm/Projectile outside a project

I use the packages Helm and helm-projectile for navigating in Emacs. I ran into problems, when I use projectile-helm inside Helm, and I'm able to reproduce this with a empty Emacs init file. The ...
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Quickly navigate through a cascade of otherwise empty directories in helm

I'd like to be able to quickly skip to the bottom of a cascade of otherwise empty directories. Consider the following directory structure: foo/ bar/ baz/ a.txt b.txt If I were in ...
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How do I persist M-x calls so they can be displayed in MRU order?

I would like it if my Emacs were to save the M-x calls in most-recently used order and if this order could persist and grow across restarts/other sessions. I am using Helm, so I guess I should be ...
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how to provide a parameter for interactive lamda function

I want to be able to perform helm-swoop on an input error: on a compiler output buffer using C-x C-r, here is how I tried to achieve it. (global-set-key (kbd "C-x C-r") (lambda () (interactive) (...
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helm-comint-input-ring - get error: shell-mode-map

windows 10, emacs 26.1, helm 3.0 I use C-c C-l (comint-dynamic-list-input-ring) I get something like this: But I don't like this. I want to use helm-comint-input-ring. I want to get something like ...
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When I start Emacs: Symbol's value as variable is void: shell-mode-map [duplicate]

System: Windows 10, Emacs 26.1, Helm 3.0 In my init.el: ;; Shell commands history (define-key shell-mode-map (kbd "C-c C-l") 'helm-comint-input-ring) When I start Emacs I get the following error: ...
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How hide helm buffers in *Buffer-List*?

windows 10, emacs 26.1, helm 3.0 Here my buffer list: How I can hide all helm buffers? I'm don't want to Emacs to show them in Buffer List ?
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use-package won't load helm for projectile

I'm trying to use use-package to load projectile. Projectile uses helm for completion, which I'm also loading with use-package. Since projectile and helm have :bind sections I believe they're both ...
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Jump to bookmars - how show only last folder?

windows 10, emacs 26.1 In my init.el (diredp-toggle-find-file-reuse-dir 1) As result when I press Enter in helm-mini buffer show only last opened folder. Nice. This exactly what I need. But... ...
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Helm-mini: Emacs is “freeze” very often

Windows 10 (64 bit), Emacs 25.1, Helm helm-20180212.2045 Run shell In she run Android command adb logcat -vtime Here result Nice M-x C-x b - show helm-mini buffer Nice Than select shell buffer ...
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Helm-occur: How edit result?

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Helm I want to find text "test3". So I use helm-occur As result I get 5 candidates. Nice. Now I want to edit text direct in buffer helm-occur. How I can do this?
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function to do helm-do-ag for a specific project

I want to wrap the helm-do-ag in another function to search in a specific dir. The following is the description of helm-do-ag. helm-do-ag is an interactive Lisp closure in `helm-ag.el'. (helm-do-ag &...
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Show a list of names for all git projects

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Helm, Magit I have many git projects in different folders. Is it possible to show list of names for all git projects in one buffer?
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Prefer matches that have multiple hits?

It seems that helm prefers shorter paths when ordering the current set of matches. Is there a way to keep this general behavior but also take the number of matches into account? In the screenshot I ...
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How to get vanilla find-file in Spacemacs

Even when i M-x find-file I get the Helm stuff. I usally also want that, it's just with some Tramp stuff I think there are Problems. How to get the plain old find-files from vanilla emacs in ...
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Enabling fuzzy matching in helm-bibtex

Is it possible to enable fuzzy matching in helm-bibtex? The following example illustrates why it would be very useful to enable it. Imagine that typing "sm" returns these two matches. Smith 2015 ...
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helm-find-file (and other things) appearing in my main split

I currently have helm installed. Sometimes when I have my window split vertically, when I run helm-find-files, it appears in one of the already open windows, rather than creating a new horizontal ...
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get more fields with bibtex-completion-candidates

In Helm-bibtex the function bibtex-completion-candidatesretrieves selected fields (authors, editors, title, year, type, and key of the entry) from the .bib file. Is there a way to make it retrieve ...
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Weird autocompletion when writing a decimal number in helm-mode

I am using Emacs Prelude with Helm activated. While using Emacs IPython Notebook and julia-mode, I get an annoying auto-complete buffer pop up, when I am trying to type a decimal number, see figure ...
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assign meaningful names to buffers in helm-mini?

org-attach creates a directory for an entry in the entry. In helm-mini this directory shows as a long sequence of numbers and letters, thus meaningless and impossible to quickly identify different ...
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helm-projectile-ag use thing-at-point as input?

I want to use the current word as the input when I do helm-projectile-ag. That saves me the typing work. I didn't see this option in customize. How would I implement that?
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How to search for files, directories or grep(ag) from a directory inside a project with helm-projectile?

helm-projectile makes you set a project before trying to find files or directories, or searching through files with ag. All the searches are then based from the project root. How does one start, for ...
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How to use helm-occur to search the whole word?

For example, I got the following lines: 1. abc 2. abc def 3. abc_def 4. _abc 5. abc_ and I want to search only the word abc, so only the 1 and 2 lines matches, I googled a while, it says \babc\b ...
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How can I pass the NO-LINE-BREAK argument to base64-encode-region in M-x?

I'm editing YAML files where I have to frequently encode and decode base64 values in a buffer. base64-encode-region and base64-decode-region are perfect for this, but very long strings get encoded as ...
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more intuitive fuzzy matching helm

When I use helm fuzzy matching, call helm-M-x type elm I would like emacs-lisp-mode to pop up as a candidate. Instead I get helm-M-x helm-gid helm-dash helm-locate ... I don't find this default ...
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Exclusive tags are not honored

This has been a very frustrating thing for me. I have gone through this umpteen number of times, but have not been able to find a solution. What I want to do is simple. I want to set a couple of ...
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How to format `helm-source-recentf` to a table similar to `helm-source-buffers-list`?

I like the table format of helm-source-buffers-list shown in helm-mini. Can I have similar table with two columns (basename and full path) for other sources (e.g., helm-source-recentf, helm-source-...
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How to show full path in `helm-source-locate` in `helm-mini`?

When I use helm-locate directly, it shows a list full path of candidate files. However, only basenames are shown in helm-source-locate section, when I use helm-mini. How can we make helm-source-...
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How to make helm-locate match multiple words as conjunction like helm-mini?

If I do M-x helm-mini and type emacs package, I get all buffers and recentf files that match both emacs and package, e.g. /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/Resources/lisp/emacs-lisp/package.el.gz ...
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Save all helm input history even if I cancelled the helm command at the end

Helm only saves user input history that was not cancelled. Could I include those cancelled input to history? I sometimes cancel some useful inputs because I just wanted to have a peek. I would like ...
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How to toggle regex for helm/ivy user input?

IIUC, all helm commands (including helm-swoop, swiper-helm) have regex enabled by default for user input. Can we toggle/disable it by some command/shortcut? Let me know if I missed something. Using ...
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Call helm on region

I just found out about helm-surfraw by reading Tuhdo's Helm guide. For those familiar with Helm, is there a way for me to call helm-surfraw on a selected region, i.e., using the region as the input ...
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Prevent Helm from opening in a new frame

I recently updated Helm from MELPA to version helm-20180305.1056 and helm-core-20180306.2241. Now sometimes when I use Helm it opens in a new frame. I think this happens when I have 2x1 or 2x2 window ...
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Misbalanced windows in a Helm session

Depending on the number of columns for the frame (even or uneven), my Helm buffer might take one extra column when splitting the frame with the following configuration. > emacs -q (progn (...
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How do I configure helm-git-grep candidates limit?

I have this in my .emacs file but it still shows that the limit is 300 Candidates. (require 'helm-git-grep) ;; Not necessary if installed by package.el (global-set-key (kbd "C-c g") 'helm-git-grep) ...
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Error running timer: (error “Candidates function `helm-git-grep-process' should run a process”)

I'm getting this error when trying to run helm-git-grep. As soon as I start typing the first character of the pattern, I get this: Error running timer: (error "Candidates function `helm-git-grep-...
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Predefined searches with helm-occur

Is there a way to have predefined helm-occur searches so that I can then bind them to a key? I have some frequently and hard-to-type searches that would benefit from this. (I used to do this easily ...
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Error with helm-swoop

helm-swoop no longer works for me. Whenever I try to use it, i get the message Symbol's value as variable is void: helm-swoop-pattern I am using the latest package from MELPA (20170923.2127) ...
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How to toggle Helm-M-x menu?

I would like to toggle Helm M-x menu. Is it possible? How can I detect if Helm M-x is open? thank you
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Run function after changing buffers with helm-list-buffers

helm-list-buffers brings up a list of buffers to select. I'd like to run a function after buffer selection. What's the method to do this?
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helm-mini doesn't show .org files in recentf

helm-mini has suddenly (since 2 days) stopped showing all .org files under the recentf category. However, my recentf file correctly records all the .org files that I have opened. I do not have this ...
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How to customise lines in helm buffer

When calling a helm selection function like helm-multi-files I get a helm buffer looking like this: Buffers templates 755 Dired by name (in '/path/to/dir-> text.md 1320 ...
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helm-show-kill-ring disregards the selection

When I select entries (with C-<SPACE>) in helm-show-kill-ring and press either Enter or F1, it disregards the selection and yanks the entry currently under cursor. Why would this be the case and ...