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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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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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Helm swoop: How to invert match

How can I invert a helm-swoop match, i.e. how can I show all lines not matching the pattern?
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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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Temporarily preventing helm from reading the mini-buffer

I use helm to select research papers for citation. I am currently trying to implement a command that would sort papers based on multiple criteria selected by the user. The input for this command (i.e. ...
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Is it possible to show text in buffer *helm-occur“ dynamically(”on fly")?

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1. I open helm-occur and enter text "dalvik". Then I open console and start some process that show in console many times text "dalvik". See screenshot: But in buffer helm ...
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How to directly complete org-mode tags with helm?

When using org-set-tags in org-mode headings, the somewhat clunky *Org tags* selection buffer is shown by default. I always press tab in order to switch to helm-mode-org-set-tags, which lets me choose ...
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Convert an SSH URL to tramp filename

When using the helm find-file replacement helm-find-files, SSH URL's are automatically converted to tramp filenames. For example: ssh://john@example.com:/home/john becomes /scp:john@example....
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How to create a helm source from a list of points?

I have a list of lines in my current buffer, and I'd like to create a helm menu for the user to select which point to navigate to. Ideally, I'd like a helm source like helm-swoop's, but all the lines ...
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Best practice for Emacs Helm setup after (use-package) verse [closed]

Just recently discovered use-package (a macro written by John Wiegley) that comes in handy if you want to avoid .emacs bankruptcy declaration and keep things tidy in your configuration dot file. ...
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sql-connect with Ivy

I've switched from helm to Ivy and mostly everything works, but today I noticed that connecting to databases with sql-connect doesn't work anymore. I have the following in the variable sql-connection-...
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Helm-ag result buffer disappears

After doing a helm-ag search there is an option to 'save results in buffer'. My issue is that the result buffer disappears if another buffer or file is opened. Is there some way to prevent the buffer ...
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How does emacs know to use `helm-find-files` in this context?

There is a stock emacs function called append-to-file that is defined as follows (in files.el): (defun append-to-file (start end filename) "Append the contents of the region to the end of file ...
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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 can I use helm-descbinds to execute a function?

I am using helm-descbinds to help me locate functions and the documentation says it should be possible to execute the function once you select it. What keys should I use to execute the functions: ...
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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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How can I search all/single mu4e contexts?

I have set up a couple of contexts in mu4e for the different email accounts I use. I would like to have a single command to search through all of them. Is there a simple way to do this? EDIT: Ok, I ...
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How does Spacemacs allow tab completion in helm?

I am brand new to using Emacs and I love it. I tried Spacemacs to see the functionality it provided out of the box and I want to replicate some of those features in my own Emacs configuration. From ...
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Traversing the mark rings when combining global and local jumps in Emacs

I am wondering why it is so difficult to go back when you mix local and global jumps in Emacs. Maybe I am missing something. For example, if I am in buffer 1 and jump to position 100 (for example ...
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Scatter-gather idea with helm

I love that I can quickly capture ideas with org-capture. For my academic writing, these get sent to a scientific_journal.org file. After a while though, I find that I have many related post, ...
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Using thing-at-point as initial input for bookmark-jump with bookmark+ and helm mode

I am using bookmark+ and helm mode. Debugging a large Fortran code base, I have created some bookmarks that has the same name as some of the Fortran subroutines. Now, I would like to put the cursor ...
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How do I have helm select the literal text I typed in, not one of the options in the menu?

I've been getting deeper into org, and I've started using more properties. I have helm set up, so when I try to set an org property, helm is what is used to select both the property name and property ...
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Add tmsu tags as a helm-source

How can I add tmsu tags as a source for helm-mini? Edit There doesn't seem to be such a source, so I am trying to define it by myself consider something like this: (helm :sources (helm-build-async-...
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Accept unmatched input in completing-read when using helm

In helm, when executing following code: (let ((things (list "a" "aa" "aaaa"))) (completing-read "Thing: " things)) ... how can I exit the minibuffer and return "aaa"?
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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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Helm's kill-buffer leaves marked files open

When I hit C-x k, a Helm buffer opens listing buffers that can be killed, and the mini-buffer at the bottom asks me to specify a buffer to be killed (a default is provided, in this case *GNU Emacs*). ...