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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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Use helm-company as default for company autocompletion?

I want helm-company as the default selection method for company. Helm-company is meant to be invoked manually after company completion started. But I would really like to invoke helm automatically on ...
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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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Projectile only sees project related to current buffer, if the buffer belongs to a project

I have two projects opened in my Emacs. Both are git repos and have .projectile files in their directories. Relevant lines in my init.el (projectile-global-mode 1) (helm-mode) (setq projectile-...
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helm-projectile-ag : How can I refine the grep results further?

I have a newb question regarding the use of Helm in the context of Projectile. I'm using helm-projectile-ag to grep for strings in a large code base. The performance is excellent, but I'm needing to ...
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helm-git-grep and helm-swoop at the same time

I heavily rely on helm-git-grep to find stuff. When there are just too many results though, I'd like to narrow the results down with file name. (possibly with helm-swoop) Here's what I do for the ...
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Can Helm/mu4e learn which selection/contacts I use most often?

I'm using org-contacts as mu4e address book. When I start typing an address in, say, the To: field and press TAB, I get a Helm buffer with possible completions, ordered alphabetically. Is there any ...
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Helm-bibtex and Bibdesk bibtex intergration

Currently using Bibdesk to organise my references and various associated documents. I would like if possible to use the great addons Helm-bibtex and org-ref. To specify the location of the PDF ...
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projectile grep file filter

I'm trying to use helm-projectile-grep function on Windows 7, but it searches in every file, though in .projectile I excluded file types which I don't want to work with. Do I have to configure grep ...
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Middle-click copy/paste link to Spacemacs in Helm Org Insert Link

I have just entered the Spacemacs ecosystem with no prior Emacs experience. I want to copy paste a link with my mouse from my X clipboard using middle-click in Spacemacs Org mode. I have selected the ...
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show full file path in helm-buffers-list and helm-mini

I'd like to show the full file path (if available) for Buffers in helm-buffers-list and helm-mini, just like it shows in the Recentf section of helm-mini. How can I do this? The reason is that I ...
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“helm-documentation”? (search docstrings like apropos-documentation but with helm)

I just started using helm-apropos. It's great! Is there a helm equivalent for apropos-documentation or alternatively does helm-apropos have sources already available to narrow over docstrings?
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Reduce width of major mode column in Helm?

Is there a way to make the major mode column in helm narrower? See image below; the major mode names are taking up a lot of space, while the file paths are cut off. There's helm-buffer-max-length for ...
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M-x-helm Interfering with sql-sqlite

I love helm and try to utilize it whenever possible. Naturally, I have bound M-x to M-x-helm. For the most part, this has not caused any problems for me. However, I have noticed that it appears to ...
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Helm for anything

I use Helm for switching between buffers, opening files, m-x'ing, etc. Is there a way to make helm search in all these things at the same time? I'd like a super-helm to provide all the results I'd ...
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Simple Atom-style jump-to-file

I'm upgrading Emacs and moving from macOS to Windows after quite a few years getting by with a very old setup (eg, custom scripts for Anything). I've installed Helm. I'm interested in a simple way to: ...
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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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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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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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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 pre-select helm's pre-input?

In many other softwares (e.g., Chrome), when we initiate word search by Ctrl-F, the pre-input is pre-selected so that we can replace it by simply typing a new keyword, or append a new string to it by ...
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Helm swoop: Match all lines starting with a whitespace

How can I match all lines starting with a whitespace in helm-swoop? ^ doesn't work.
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How can helm-find-files be adapted to include previously open files, projects etc?

After doing some more search concerning Does the recent files in emacs display files opened in previous sessions? I realize that C-x C-f is bound in my config to helm-find-files. How can helm-find-...
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How to navigate horizontally in a Helm buffer?

When I use helm-occur it prints the path to the source file of the buffer, which is inconvenient on a small display. How can I navigate horizontally? How can I hide paths in a helm buffer?
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Helm's buffers persist even after an action has been executed in them

Helm's buffers remain active even after an action has been executed in them. To illustrate this point, open a new Emacs session, and execute C-x C-b to view a list of all active buffers. The list ...
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Is it possible to select a buffer by the line at point?

I'm not entirely clear that this is a good idea... but it feels like it might be. To avoid having to think about "which buffer contains what" it might be nice to be able to select buffers by recently ...
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Make helm-find-files work with `\input{file}` in latex files

If the cursor is on file of a line \input{file} in a latex file, helm-find-files doesn't recognize that I want to open file.tex, however calling ffap does. If I write \input{file.tex} it also works ...
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How to increase the number of recent file listings in helm-mini?

Is there a way to configure the number of recent files that will be in the Recentf section of a helm-mini buffer?
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Helm: add a column to helm-buffers-list

Does anyone know how to add a column to helm-buffers-list ? I try to hack it, but just find helm-buffers-list-cache contains buffers names and can't find how to add size or directory (which exists ...
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helm-occur: how to make it behave more like isearch?

I switched to helm-occur for searching within buffers. However, I can't help missing two of the nice features of isearch: isearch remembers the position where it was invoked in a buffer; helm-occur ...
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How to find/grep in Python virtualenv with projectile/helm easier?

How I can customize helm/projectile behaviour to find files and grep in $VIRTUALENV dir easier? Or maybe I can write some function(s) to find/grep in virtualenv of current project?
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helm-M-x freezes and leaves large minibuffer after C-g

Often I type a command like C-x C-f and then want to cancel it by pressing C-g. In normal emacs this was never a problem, but with helm I get a big minibuffer that says Quit and then shows some weird ...
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How can I replace grep with sift or ag in helm-grep? (Not helm-do-ag)

I've currently got a custom function that I use to grep through files in helm. ;; Search for the thing that the cursor is on or that's already hilighted. If there's nothing, ;; switch back to ...
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spacemacs: keep track locations of smart search

I have custom visit history ring which is independant of search seach engine used. I would like spacemacs smart search filled my ring as well. Details: 1. I'm in some buffer under location1. 2. I've ...
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Add emacs #…# to helm boring files

I want to add the emacs #...# files to the boring file list. I don't know how the helm regexp engine works since dots are not escaped, I have tried to manually escape them with a backslash but it ...
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Quickly navigate path with evil-mode's ex commands?

I am new to Emacs. I like how I can easily navigate to a file via helm-mode-find-file in helm. Is there any way to combine any variant of this (helm or otherwise) with evil's ex commands (eg, :e, :sp,...
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Make \includegraphics and TEXINPUTS setting for images work together

In my .profile-file I have a setting like: export TEXINPUTS=$TEXINPUTS:/home/myuser/projects/images// If I try to include an image by using (TeX-insert-macro "includegraphics"), auctex is in the ...
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Helm - How to change default selection while renaming?

I have a dired buffer with two files foo.py foo_bar.py Now to rename foo.py to bar.py, if i goto foo.py, press R and type bar.py, helm selection will be like this Here helm is selecting the ...
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Helm not working on remote project (Tramp over SSH)

I'm working on a project that is kept on a shared server (server runs Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; my machine runs OS X 10.10.2). I access the server files via Tramp using a password-secured SSH connection. ...
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helm-ag , use word at point as input conditionally

I'd like to create two keybindings for helm-do-ag-project-root or helm-project-ag where one would have (setq helm-ag-insert-at-point nil) and one would have (setq helm-ag-insert-at-point 'symbol) So ...
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How to navigate inside helm buffer

How to navigate inside helm (helm-mini in this case) vertically with arrow keys? I mean, I wanna go to Recentf "submenu" (like on picture), but pressing down arrow keep iterating over Buffers. I found ...
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Selecting a file via helm using multiple sources

I have a customized find-file that uses helm sources to help load a file into my buffer. Now, however, I would like to be able to select a file using the same algorithm and store that filename into a ...
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Using helm to create a file while in a helm session

I often find myself in a command that queries for a filename e.g. diff-tell-file-name. This command asks me what file to apply a diff to. In my case, often the file does not exist and I would like ...
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How to use negation in helm-gid

I would like to be able to execute M-x helm-gid and type in: one two !three But the "!" operator seems to be treated as if it is looking for id's that contain the "!" character. It works great in ...
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Helm + Org-Goto + Narrow to Subtree + Follow Mode

I am using org-goto with helm and my init file has the following config: (setq org-goto-interface 'outline-path-completion) (setq org-outline-path-complete-in-steps nil) This works fine but I ...
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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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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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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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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-...