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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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Spacemacs+magit+helm checkout hide branches

Due to my workflow I have a lot of branches that I don't want to see in the magit helm checkout window. Is there a way to hide some branches here, preferably with a regexp?
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Add fuzzy completion to custom helm source

I am experimenting with custom helm sources, but I cannot figure out how to get fuzzy completion to work with it. Here is an example: (defun my-helm-test() (interactive) (let ((some-helm-source ...
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Preview PDFs with helm-bibtex

I use helm-bibtex to navigate and manage my bibtex database. Each entry is linked to a PDF. I am looking for a way to see a live preview of each pdf, while scanning through my helm completion window ...
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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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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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Org-ref: how to get the BibTex entries in Helm sorted alphabetically?

I have installed org-ref, and enjoy its functionality when writing notes where I need literature references in my text. However, when I press the command C-c ], the BibTex entries that are listed in ...
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Helm won't let me select available emacs commands

I have emacs set up so that when I type M-x the helm completion buffer pops up. My problem is that helm wont let me select M-x align if I have previously called M-x align-current, because it is only ...
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search for strings and subheadings in org heading

As my org files keep growing, it is getting more complicated to find what I'm looking for. For now I'm using helm-occur to find strings and helm-org-in-buffer-headings to find headings in org files. ...
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M-RET to open buffer in new frame in helm-mini?

Is it possible to add a key binding M-RET to helm-mini which would open the selected buffer in a new frame instead of in the current window?
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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 restore last helm session?

Is there a way to reopen the last helm buffer including minibuffer content and cursor position ? This would be especially convenient, when using helm-find-files to navigate remote filesystems.
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helm-find-files (and others): how to prevent C-j from creating buffer when no match

When hitting C-j in the minibuffer while executing helm-find-files and no match is possible, helm creates a new buffer with the name of the completion. E.g. I do M-x helm-find-files, type foo there is ...
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Open helm-dash in emacs in a new window

When I'm editing my code, I'd like to open the documentation via helm-dash-at-point in a new split besides my source code. But it only opens in the same window. I don't really care if it uses eww or ...
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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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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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Using ido completion for selecting a repository for magit

I like to use ido for completing file paths and helm for all other things. I have tried setting magit-completing-read-function to magit-ido-completing-read. This doesn't change magit-status behaviour ...
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In helm-find-files, how do you quit entering pattern and go back to selecting files?

All I want is to just quit entering patterns and go back to searching a different directory. C-g quits the whole search process.
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Control window splitting while opening on files with helm

I am trying to be able to control where a new window should go, when I use helm-find-files. I am aware of split-height-threshold and split-width-threshold, and it works if I set them to behave ...
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Imenu is missing multi-line golang function signatures

When a golang function signature is split with a linebreak it does not appear in imenu nor helm-imenu. I would like to jump between functions using helm-imenu, but this issue is in my way. Not hard-...
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How to tell Helm to ignore certain files?

There are certain files I never access from Helm, such as those in my global .gitignore file: # Emacs backup files # ############################## *~ *# etc. Is there any way of telling Helm to ...
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helm-info list of info pages cannot find newly installed packages?

I like reading my documentation using emacs. The nature of documentation is that you often want to read documentation immediately after installing it. Whilst running emacs I installed the ...
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How can I tell Helm's `completion-at-point` to ignore certain file endings?

When I'm using emacs-shell, I often try to run files for which a backup (with ~ ending) exists. I use Helm, and if I try to auto-complete the name of a file called, say, seed-rand.rb, with an ...
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Projectile indexing won't work on Windows

I can't get helm-projectile-find-file to work on Windows. When I run it I get the error message "FIND: Parameter format not correct". Given how similar that is to the native windows find.exe default ...
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Is there a way to save tramp targets and then incrementally filter them with Helm?

Say I want to open new connections to superlongusername1@superlongdomain1.org, superlongusername2@superlongdomain2.org and superlongusername3@superlongdomain3.org frequently, but I don't want to type ...
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Dired up to parent directory on symlink

I have a symlink ~/link -> ~/a/really/long/path When I press ^ in the buffer, it takes me to ~ but I want to go to ~/a/really/long Is there a right way to do this? Another question is, if I'...
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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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Make Helm Faster: add number for helm-buffer-lists and select command by first alphas

Does anyone know a package that can make helm faster when selecting buffer (helm-buffer-lists) or command (helm-M-x)? For example: add number for helm-buffer-lists (just like original recentf-open-...
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How to use global tags list when tagging text files with org mode and helm?

I use emacs with org- and helm-mode in windows, and I store my agenda files in my /journal/ directory: (setq org-agenda-files '("C:/Users/.../journal/")). My agenda files mainly contain notes, ...
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Is there a helm read-from-minibuffer functionality?

I have an interactive command which uses read-from-minibuffer with a history variable. What I now would like to have is a helm function that provides a simmilar operation: enlisting history ...
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helm-swoop: how to make it behave more like isearch?

Following up on a recent question of mine (here), I would like helm-swoop to behave in a certain way when pressing C-s that parallels the behaviour of isearch: C-s in a buffer: open helm-swoop with ...
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Open helm search result in a new window?

Commands like helm-projectile-grep, helm-swoop, projectile-find-file are extremely useful for jumping around code. However, so far I've not found how I can open a search result in a new window (...
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list hosts of ssh config file with helm when using ssh.el

I use ssh-mode when I need to work on remote hosts. As I only establish ssh connections to hosts, that are stored in my ssh config file I want this list of hosts to be displayed in a helm-buffer.
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Writing helm search for MediaWiki-powered wikis

Related: How to do searches in MediaWiki mode In the absence of specific support for searching MediaWiki sites, helm seems like a good framework for search and navigation. How does one write a helm ...
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Bindings in helm-help?

when helm is active, I can press C-c ? to open a buffer containing helpful information for the current helm session. Now, coming from vim, I'd like to have some evil-bindings in that window, but I'm ...
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Remapping find-file to helm-find-files

I have Helm installed and added this line to the end of the init file: (define-key global-map [remap find-file] 'helm-find-files) So, when I restart Emacs and try C-x C-f it executes helm-find-files....
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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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How do I make helm swoop not default the search to the word at point?

When I trigger helm-swoop, it autofills the search with the word at point. For my most common use case, this isn't what I want. How do I disable it, so there's nothing in the search.
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how to insert selected candidate in helm buffer into previously selected buffer?

I'm often in the situation, that I am looking for variables and functions with helm. However when I find whatever I was looking for and I want to use it in my code I close the helm buffer, start ...
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Open files in git repo that have been edited since a previous commit or branch

Is there a way to provide a list of files that have been edited since a previous commit or branch with helm and projectile integration? The use case is as follows: Create feature branch feat-my-...
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Make helm-recentf open files with external program?

tl;dr Which keymap is active in helm-recentf? Or is there a better way to accomplish my goal? I want to use emacs as my file browser. When I select a file with helm-find-files or helm-recentf, I want ...
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Autocompletion when creating Internal Links in Org-mode

In Org-mode, when creating internal links, we have to type full name of the section heading to which we want to link. Is it possible that the heading name gets automatically filled in when we are ...
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spacemacs+helm search up a directory

I am a fairly new Emacs user and just switched to using Spacemacs instead of trying to do all of the Vim configuration myself. It included a whole bunch of packages that I had not been using before, ...
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Narrowing on Tramp Buffers Only When Using helm-buffers-list

I'd like to close all Tramp buffers in one fell swoop. Is it possible to narrow on Tramp buffers only when invoking helm-buffers-list? I've tried various suggestions offered in Helm Help, but cannot ...
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How to add a macro to helm mode tex insert macro?

I am new to helm-mode. When I use it with LaTeX-mode for editing TeX files, and type backslash I get the following helm buffer: Now, I would like to insert the \num command (from the siunitx package)....
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Preview pdf-file if possible when doing `helm-do-grep` or `helm-do-ag`

Suppose I do helm-do-grep or helm-do-ag on my tex-files, I can select a file on the results list and get a preview in another buffer by pressing tab. Is there a way (by pressing another key, not by ...
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helm-dash on windows and viewing docs inside emacs

I am trying to get helm-dash to work on Windows and I want to view the docsets in emacs. Here is what I did so far: downloaded ZealPortable (I don't have admin rights) downloaded some docs pointed ...
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Optional prompts in org-capture template using helm?

Is there a way to bypass a prompt (set the value to nil) in an org-capture template with helm? Specifically, template looks like this: ("m" "Meeting notes" entry (file "~/Dropbox/org/meetings.org") ...
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How to make helm-mark-ring/helm-imenu follow current candidate

When I use helm-mark-ring or helm-imenu, I would like to jump to the current candidate automatically in the other buffer while keeping the helm session (i.e., similar to helm-swoop). I tried the ...
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How to use .dir-locals.el with Projectile?

I'm trying to ignore some file patterns while performing helm-projectile-grep and some with helm-projectile-find-file. I've found that it could be achieved using .dir-locals.el here. Following this ...