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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Disambiguating org-refile in case of duplicate buffer names?

I have several project directories with the same structure. As a result, I am often annoyed when I have to refile (C-c C-w) some sections because several buffers have the same names. For instance, ...
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Wrong type argument: commandp cscope

My question is how to let the command SPC-m-c-Cget the function name automatically? I am using 0.200.10@25.3.1 (spacemacs), on Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit I am using cscope layer, it is great but with one ...
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How to write a helm function to select only from shell buffers

I recently switched from ido to helm. Now I'm using helm-buffers-list to select buffers. Additionally I want to create a customised helm-buffers-list function which allows me only to select from ...
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How to stop Emacs from interpreting a file name with `@` as an email address

If I try to open a file whose filename is ~/A/b/C@d.yaml, Emacs will interpret that I want to send an email to the address C@d.yaml, and in the minibuffer I have mailto:C@d.yaml. What could I do so ...
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In helm-swoop minibuffer, insert text saved in registers

This is my usecase: Open file1 store the text in register a using C-x r s a Go to another place, store the text in register a using C-x r s b Go to file, store the text in register a using C-x r s c ...
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How to clear recent files list?

I renamed few files using Dired. I noticed helm shows old names in the list of recent files (helm-recentf). How do I remove the files that do not exist from recent files list?
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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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Helm-mini: Show .txt and .log buffers

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Package helm Here content of my Helm-mini: As you can see there are buffer with extensions .log and buffers with extenstions .txt If I want to show only buffer with ...
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Make `insert` follow `(delete-selection-mode t)`

When I call helm-copy-to-buffer (which calls insert) with active region in my current buffer, the marked helm candidate is added after the active region. But I expect the active region to be replaced ...
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Disable recentf in helm follow mode

How can I prevent recentf to add files do the list which I didn't open but just previewed with helm follow mode?
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disable line numbers in helm buffers , emacs 26

I have emacs 26 installed and helm. I would like to disable line numbers in helm buffers ( and other buffers that has no use of line numbers) is there anyway to disable the native line number in ...
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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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How to use describe-key in Helm results buffer?

While in the results buffer of helm-projectile-grep, I know I can use C-<up> and C-<down> to visit the files with the matches, but I would like to rebind those keys. Normally I would use ...
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Helm: not hide helm-mini after kill buffers?

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Helm If I want to delete buffers from helm-mini I use the next steps: Open helm using helm-mini Scroll through the list and mark the ones you want to delete with C-Spc And ...
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Can't download file using helm-find-files?

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1 I want to download file from http://whatever.com/file.pdf So I use command helm-find-files (C-x C-f) Whe I try C-x C-f http://whatever.com/file.pdf , press return , as result ...
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Prevent helm from temporarily unsplitting windows

If I have a frame split vertically with a dedicated buffer in the top window and the lower window selected I would like to be able to invoke a helm command without helm temporarily unsplitting the ...
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Split helm window in different directions

I'd like helm-buffers-list to split my window horizontally, but I'd like for all other Helm functions to split it vertically. Is this possible?
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Dired+: Not enter in folder when window is split

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1., Dired+ I want to copy file from folder "test" to folder "response". My steps: Open folder "test" see screen: split window by command (split-window-vertically &optional ...
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Helm Occur - jump to next (or previous) occurence

my emacs settings ➜ settings git:(develop) ag 'occur' helm-settings.el 38:(global-set-key (kbd "C-s") 'helm-occur) How to jump between different search results while you're in ...
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How do I get magit to run: git push origin HEAD:refs/for/master ? (gerrit) [duplicate]

Gerrit has a magical reference (refs/for/master) that when you push to submits your commit to the code review system. I haven't been able to figure out how to get magit to push to this. I'm not sure ...
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Magit: Can offer cursor commit? [duplicate]

Here my git log: As you can see on top window the cursor is over commit "settings". And when I enter command: magit-reset-soft I wait that Magit will offer me the next candidate: Soft reset to : ...
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Magit: How reset-soft to specific commit?

List of my branches: develop features/magi master Current branch is features/magi. I want to reset from current commit (commit 3) to previous commit (commit 1). So I use command: magit-reset-soft ...
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How to disable icicles integration with helm?

Long time ago I updated Helm and it replaced normal Icicles behaviour for choosing files. I had icicles bound to C-x C-f: C-x C-f runs the command icicle-file, which is an interactive Lisp function ...
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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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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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Display search results in their own buffer

I've use helm and ivy with swiper the search is great but I like to be able to keep search results in a buffer, navigate and edit my code and switch back to my search results buffer.
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How to insert strings from a string list in one file into another file, with a Helm-like insert functionality?

How can I insert one or more pre made text strings, stored in one storage file, into any text file where I need these strings? The text strings are stored as one string per line in the storage file. ...
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helm I cannot select a substring of the current history

sometimes when I am using Meta-x I cannot select some of the options. The window in divided into "Emacs Command History", and below "Emacs Commands". But I cannot move to the "Emacs command". This ...

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