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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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Hwo to prevent emacs from keeping buffers open in helm follow mode

Each time I preview a file with helm-follow-mode it creates a buffer with the previewed file opened and doesn't kill that buffer after I end helm-find-files. How can I change this behavior such that ...
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helm-mu on macOS throws Invalid read syntax: (")

Hej guys, I get an error when searching through my mails with helm-mu. Messages gives Invalid face reference: helm-grep-finish [96 times] error in process filter: helm-mu-candidate-parser: End of ...
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Don't kill helm search result buffer, navigate with M-g n

I was previously using ag-project to search string in my project. I had it setup so that it opened the relevant buffer on Enter, while keeping the result window open. I could then edit in that window, ...
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How can I enable a major mode within a helm buffer?

I am trying to get org-mode syntax within a helm buffer. I want the candidates to render using org-mode syntax. How can I do this?
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How to sort by KIND in helm-find-files (Emacs)

I know there is such a variable as helm-ff-initial-sort-method. However, it does not include KIND as a sorting method. Anybody know how to sort files in helm-find-file by KIND? Thank you!
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Efficient way to insert multiple file links (residing in the same directory) into a org file with helm

Suppose I edit an org-file, say /foo/bar/file.org and I want to insert links to multiple files living in another path, say /another/path/to/files/. A stupid way to do this would be to call helm-find-...
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How to write a helm persistent-action to open a file at a particular line number?

I have written a helm-extension that at the end shows a list of entries where each entry is like this: module_name function_name file-path line-number I am now writing a persistent-action that ...
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Helm: copy file to bookmarked directory

I am using spacemacs. I want to achieve similar thing to the one in question browse through bookmarks in dired. I would like to be able to quickly choose an alternative destination from within the ...
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Helm source from a hash-table

I want to build a helm-source from a large hash-table, is there a smarter/faster way to to this, than the way described below? (setq tab #s(hash-table size 16 test equal ...
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How can I copy spacemacs' helm configuration?

I tried to use spacemacs for couple of hours, and I think i'll quit here.. just hard to configure. I like their helm configuration, How can I copy their helm configuration ?
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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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Make org mode use helm-find files when inserting local file links

How can I achieve that org mode uses helm-find-files if I insert a link to a local file via C-u C-c C-l?
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symbol's value as variable is void: command, when using ibuffer-sidebar

I installed ibuffer-sidebar (https://github.com/jojojames/ibuffer-sidebar) and added the following to my ~/.emacs.d/init.el: (use-package "ibuffer-sidebar.el") (require 'ibuffer-sidebar) (setq ...
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insert word under cursor in projectile search

when typing in some projectile filter string for instance (eg SPC p f) in spacemacs, I often would like to reuse the word under the cursor. I know about C-y to paste. Which is the one to insert the ...
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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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helm-ag (or equivalent) open selection in existing window?

If you run helm-ag (I typically do this with helm-projectile-ag, but I think it should be similar) and select a match, the file / buffer opens in the last used window. My question is this: If a you ...
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Getting Helm describe-function/describe-variable’s secondary to work like helm-M-x?

When you use Helm for M-x, you can quickly check the documentation for an interactive command before calling it, it using the secondary key (usually C-z or C-j; I use the latter below). It brings up a ...
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Symbol's value as variable is void: helm-map

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1 In my init.el (define-key helm-map (kbd "<tab>") 'helm-execute-persistent-action) But on start Emacs I get error: Symbol's value as variable is void: helm-map
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Differences between “helm-follow-mode” and “follow-mode”

"helm-follow-mode" vs. "follow-mode" Basically: what is the difference between their behaviours?
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How to customize to open helm-mini buffer in the same buffer on bottom or right-hand side?

I just want to open helm-buffer (*helm recentf* and *helm for files*) to open as mini buffer on the 40% bottom of the buffer. If possible I want to costumize to open just only *helm for files* on ...
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Search through text of org-mode headings and body (but recursively)

I am using helm-org-rifle to search through my notes. This is such an awesome package. But one issue I am running into is shown in the following example: * Week of Aug 3rd (this week) ** Projects ...
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Rename multiple files from a predefined directory to another directory

I want to have a function, which moves a file or optionally multiple marked files from one directory to a different directory in some parent folder. I managed to design a script which does the main ...
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Insert org mode links via helm-mini or refile (or equivalently using e.g. company mode)

I often want to insert a link to another file (that would be easily accessible via helm-mini or refile). I have to do this long dance of going into the target file (and potentially headline), storing ...
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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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Use helm in specific modes and not for other buffers in different mode

I recently started using lsp-java and one of the packages it suggests is helm. The suggested changes to the .emacs file to do this is: (use-package helm-lsp) (use-package helm :config (helm-mode)) ...
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Helm gtags dwim jump without overwrite current window

So, I have 2 files: tictactoe.cpp and tictactoe.h. You can see the image for these two files below in Emacs. I have them stacked horizontally and also have tabbar to show the name of the files I have ...
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Helm: helm-find-files: how find files recursive?

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1 If I want to find file in Helm I use command helm-find-files. Suppose I want to find in current folder all files with extenstion *.gradle. Here result: OK. It's work. But ...
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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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C-h v gives " Symbol’s value as variable is void: default

I'm running 26.1, I don't believe I have anything weird help-related in my .emacs. When I try to get help on a variable, C-h v, it tells me Symbol’s value as variable is void: default. Any hints of ...
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M-x man: Can't find the %s manpage caused by loading helm

I'm trying to figure out why Emacs won't display some man pages with my configuration using M-x man. It, however, does display them with emacs -Q. Not all man pages are affected. I can view the man ...
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How to find a file recursively on Microsoft Windows with findutils (gnu find) installed?

I'm trying to find file recursively from default-directory with helm-find (C-x c /). It works out of box in linux. I tried setting find-program like (I have git bash installed) (setq find-program &...
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How can I apply `emacs-maple-minibuffer` for `helm-for-files`?

=> How can I apply emacs-maple-minibuffer for helm-for-files? I pasted emacs-maple-minibuffer's function from its README but seems like it does not take any affect. I am not sure what is missing. ...
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How to use helm to find files that match regex in subdirectory?

I had this functionality working until I recently revamped my init files. Now, I can't figure out how to get it back. I use helm-find-file (mapped to C-x C-f) for finding and opening files. I used ...
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How can I use helm with org-refile?

I'd like use org-refile and select the heading with helm with an interface like helm-org-in-buffer-headings. I know I can use helm-org-in-buffer-headings to do this using f2, but is there a way to ...
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Show custom key-bindings in the list of commands

I'm using merlin in Emacs, and in my init.el file I have the following : (global-set-key (kbd "C-c t") 'merlin-type-expr) But when I press M-x and type merlin to show the list of commands (...
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How to search certain subdirectories of directories that are ignored by Git

I'm working in a Scala project that has target/ directories entered as ignored in the .gitignore. However, there is also Scala code being generated during the build which is being nested under a ...
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helm: find-file it is possible to ignore `[?] …` during iteration

I am using helm when I am using Find Files (ctrl+c ctrl+f) (require 'helm) (require 'helm-config) (define-key helm-map (kbd "<tab>") 'helm-next-line) ; rebind tab to run persistent action (...
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How to go up one level in helm find files

With C-x C-f Helm tells me I can go up one level with C-| or possibly C-I. However, when I try either, I get the following behavior instead: C-I Selects the highlighted file. It does not go up ...
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How do I make swoop not default the search to the word at point?

I'd like to do the same as for helm-swoop to not make swoop search at point, only when a word or expression is selected, and only then. In helm-swoop I use: (setq helm-swoop-pre-input-function ...
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helm and ff-find-other-file

When I try to use the function ff-find-other-file on a C file, and the header file does not exist, I expect emacs to create a header file at the current location. Since I started using helm, ...
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How do I dired delete in helm?

I just installed Helm and it looks really cool. However, I don't understand how to use dired anymore. I'd usually C-x d to see my directory, then I could do operations like add or delete files. Now ...
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Arrow keys on helm mini buffer

I am a beginner of helm-mode. Why remapping of arrow keys ((kbd "<left>"), (kbd "right"), ...) on helm-map doesn't work while others work fine? Here are the entire settings: (require 'helm-...
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How to jump from “Emacs Command History” to “Emacs Commands” in helm

I'm using Prelude. When I press M-x, I get helm-M-x. Recently I've used query-replace-regexp. Now when I type "replace-regexp", it automatically reaches for element in my history. There is separate ...
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org-capture - how to select history for a prompt?

I use org-capture for manually enter Ledger records. Even though it's a manual process, I was able to choose the prompt from a history. For example, when asked for a value for Payee, helm lists all ...
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Adding an action to helm-for-files

How can I add a custom action to helm-for-files? The helm wiki mentions that executing eshell commands is an available action for helm-find-files. So, if you are using helm-find-files, one way of ...
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How to exclude double dot(..) and single dot(.) in find-file using `helm`?

I am using helm for find files. I have followed: https://stackoverflow.com/a/43632653/2402577 (helm-mode 1) (global-set-key "\C-x\C-f" 'helm-find-files) (add-hook 'dired-mode-hook 'dired-omit-mode) ...
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Autocomplete over file limits

I have my ledger entries splitted in some files and included them. But the autocomplete from company makes only suggestions from the actual file not from the other files which are included. Ledger ...
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Ledger insert payee from bbdb

I try to use bbdb as an autocomplete source for ledger files. The idea is to save more informations for the ledger payee in the bbdb-database. For example autocomplete-at-point with the names of the ...
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Helm: change shortcuts of the actions

In helm, when you press TAB, you have access to the actions corresponding to the current entry. By default, they are bound to [F1],[F2]... But I don't like these shortcuts for several reasons: the F{...
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Helm: select n-th item

In Helm I can see something like that: Bibtex entries: 2 Title of my first article 3 Title of other article 4 Title of still another article How could I directly select (but not execute the ...

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