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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 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*). ...
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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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