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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 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 ...
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Configure matching settings for locate-source for helm-mini

How can I configure helm-source-locate (for helm-mini) such that it matches like the following: Type some tex it should match some_file.tex as well as b_some_other_file.tex.
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How can I add a section like in helm-find files to helm-mini

How can I get a section to helm-mini which just behaves if I invoke helm-find-files? Adding helm-source-files-in-current-dir does almost what I want, but doesn't allow me to navigate to ...
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How to move to the next source offered by helm mini?

Is there a way to jump in helm mini directly to the next source? Is it also possible to fold and unfold a source-list?
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Is possible to ignore buffers by major mode?

Currently I'm ignore these buffers: (setf helm-boring-buffer-regexp-list '("\\` " "\\*helm" "\\*helm-mode" "\\*Echo Area" "\\*Minibuf" "\\*monky-cmd-process\\*" ...
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how to paste a command's name into the helm minibuffer by using its binding?

It would be nice if I could paste a commands name into the helm minibuffer when I am using describe-function and find-function without typing. Additionally I need the possibility to exclude certain ...
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GNU Global + ggtags and helm + helm+gtags

In http://tuhdo.github.io/c-ide.html#orgheadline2 which is about "Prerequisite" Or, helm + helm-gtags. What does "Or" imply as the alternative to the combination "helm + helm+gtags"? Is the ...
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Asynchronous helm source without process restart

I use an asynchronous helm source (a process) to query a database and want to use helm search to restrict the matches. Currently I start helm with something like that: (helm :sources (helm-build-...
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How can I exit helm grep and return to helm window?

I've bound C-c C-f to helm-find-files. Since I am still getting used to helm, when looking at a file listing, I instinctively invoke C-s (which starts helm grep in a helm session but starts search in ...
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“stdin isn't a terminal” with helm-projectile?

Opening up helm-projectile-find-file keeps showing me this error: screenshot http://zc.d.pr/16fh0/1Ryb9GGB+ Anyone know how to get rid of this? Or what's causing it? Emacs config here: https://...
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Helm find-file foreground face for interactive current directory in minibuffer

I'm using Spacemacs with $ emacs --version > GNU Emacs 24.5.1 On OSX 10.10.5 Using C-x C-f to find files shows a minibuffer like: I have been able to get rid of the ugly green foreground ...
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Helm - select with Tab instead of Enter?

In Visual Studio and Intellij I can press Tab to select the highlighted auto-completion. In Helm: Is there a way to give Tab the same behavior as Return?
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helm-M-x freezes and leaves large minibuffer after C-g

Often I type a command like C-x C-f and then want to cancel it by pressing C-g. In normal emacs this was never a problem, but with helm I get a big minibuffer that says Quit and then shows some weird ...
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Global Modes not consistent?

Why are some global minor modes applicable before package initialize while some are not? e.g. In init file global-linum-mode works but projectile-global-mode doesn't. Why? Also, why is there no ...
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helm-mini - narrow down to buffers selection with specified major mode

currently, to narrow down the buffers withshell mode, I'd invoke helm-mini, and then type "shell". I wonder how can I narrow down the selections using lisp? So I could have a function with a ...
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View a whole file name or path in helm buffer

I have long paths and filenames showing in my helm session and I want to quickly look at one and then go back to the normal view. You can see my long paths and filenames below: There are several ...
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helm-git-grep and helm-swoop at the same time

I heavily rely on helm-git-grep to find stuff. When there are just too many results though, I'd like to narrow the results down with file name. (possibly with helm-swoop) Here's what I do for the ...
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How to populate helm-source by regexp

I am working on adding some functionality to phpunit.el such as selecting from a list of functions found in the current buffer (populated in Helm). The issue is that I can't get Helm to be populated, ...
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Possible to view more options in helm-bibtex?

When I use helm-bibtex, I get a screen showing some of the properties of the articles in my .bib file. For example, I get some sort of table where the columns are |author | title | year | articletype|...
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Is anyone combining Google Search Autocompletion with Emacs/Helm?

When you go to Google or to the address bar, and type your search query, you see various completion candidates for your query as suggested ed by google. I thought it would be great if you could fire ...
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How can I replace grep with sift or ag in helm-grep? (Not helm-do-ag)

I've currently got a custom function that I use to grep through files in helm. ;; Search for the thing that the cursor is on or that's already hilighted. If there's nothing, ;; switch back to ...
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Create helm source containing multi-term buffers

I am using multi-term and would like to create a helm source which displays all my open terminals. There is a list of all terminal buffers called "multi-term-buffer-list", but I can't get this list ...
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Odd behavior of forward slashes in helm-buffers-list patterns

When filtering the results of helm-buffers-list or helm-for-files, as soon as I type a forward slash, Helm seems to switch from filtering results as expected to showing all buffers: It seems to ...
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`helm-find-files` with other window as default action

I would like a helm replacement for find-file-other-window—one that acts like helm-find-files but has helm-find-files-other-window as the default action. Is there an easy way to do this?
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Can Helm/mu4e learn which selection/contacts I use most often?

I'm using org-contacts as mu4e address book. When I start typing an address in, say, the To: field and press TAB, I get a Helm buffer with possible completions, ordered alphabetically. Is there any ...
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Find files interactively with a snippet

It should be nice to write yasnippets, which ask for filepath interactively using helm, predefining starting directory should be fine too.
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How can I map helm-projectile-grep to helm-projectile-ag?

I want to replace helm-projectile-grep with helm-projectile-ag without using default binding (C-c p s s). For example if I use helm-projectile-switch-project (C-c p p), then in the helm window I ...
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how to locate files with helm-for-files using ssh

I want to use helm-for-files to search for files on remote hosts. It would be great if I could use /ssh: like in helm-find-files to display all hosts in my ssh config file. After choosing one host I'd ...

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