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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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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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Helm grep is too slow

Whenever I use helm-grep, helm-ag, or helm-ack, some results show up faster than others. In some cases the search completes after several minutes. Is it because I have to create some sort of index? If ...
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How to customize Helm buffers' mode-line

I'm trying to customize Helm buffers' mode-line. I have set mode-line-format with powerline package: (setq-default mode-line-format '("%e" (:eval (let* ((active (powerline-selected-window-...
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How can I predefine helm search patterns?

I have some commonly used helm regexp search patterns, can I save them for quick reuse? Maybe bind them to shortcuts?
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Helm would not show line previews if used regexp

When I use regular expressions in helm occur for narrowing, it does not show line previews Is this normal functioning? If so, are there any workarounds? Update: I found out that the error only ...
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How to pass a prefix argument to helm-m-x?

I have read the prefix has to be added after running helm-m-x, but I don't know how to do it. For example I want to pass an argument to shell. When I run helm-m-x and then C-u I see in the mode-line [...
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How to restore helm's old behavior?

Since a couple of months ago, Helm has changed in his behavior of "doing its thing" when some command requires selecting a candidate, which was a default behavior in old releases of Helm. How can I ...
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spacemacs: keep track locations of smart search

I have custom visit history ring which is independant of search seach engine used. I would like spacemacs smart search filled my ring as well. Details: 1. I'm in some buffer under location1. 2. I've ...
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Open Helm buffer vertically permanently

Helm opens buffer using a vertical split by default. I want the Helm buffer to open using a horizontal split by default. I can use C-t (helm-toggle-resplit-and-swap-windows) to manually toggle the ...
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custom delete-backward-char key-binding does not work in helm

I use C-h instead of backspace, and it does not work in helm's minibuffer, however it works in normal minibuffer. The related section from my init.el (global-unset-key (kbd "<backspace>")) (...
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Helm-mode change default keybinding for “helm-find-files-*” * -> “down-one-level” (?)

I wan't to switch the keybinding in helm-find-files when I go one level up or go in to a folder. Now it looks like: "C-j" -> go in to the folder "C-l" -> go one level up For me, it's intuitive to ...
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Run a helm command from a running helm session?

It seems by default this can't be done. For example, if I try to activate helm-mini, and then from there activate helm-M-x, I get the error message: Error: Trying to run helm within a running helm ...
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How to open a file with tramp mode when Helm is active?

I recently started using Helm with the configuration below (require 'helm-config) (helm-mode 1) (define-key global-map [remap occur] 'helm-occur) (define-key global-map [remap list-buffers] 'helm-...
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How to speed up the initial use of `helm-M-x`?

When I run helm-M-x (SPC :) in Spacemacs, the first time is slow in loading/showing. Is there a way to "preload" it during startup/.spacemacs?
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How to find files by content across lines with helm

Within helm I'd like to find all of the files that have the content 'foo' and 'bar', even if 'foo' and 'bar' are on different lines.
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Yank from mouse in helm modes

For many built-in commands that require user input in the minibuffer I can yank from the middle mouse button (mouse-yank-primary with <down-mouse-2>). Some examples where this works are rgrep, ...
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How can I use Helm File Finder to copy a file path to a buffer?

Is there a way, in the buffer launched from helm-find-files, to copy a file path to the kill ring?
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Helm-bibtex and Bibdesk bibtex intergration

Currently using Bibdesk to organise my references and various associated documents. I would like if possible to use the great addons Helm-bibtex and org-ref. To specify the location of the PDF ...
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Use helm-company as default for company autocompletion?

I want helm-company as the default selection method for company. Helm-company is meant to be invoked manually after company completion started. But I would really like to invoke helm automatically on ...
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Add emacs #…# to helm boring files

I want to add the emacs #...# files to the boring file list. I don't know how the helm regexp engine works since dots are not escaped, I have tried to manually escape them with a backslash but it ...
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Helm completion no longer used for M-x or find-file

Tonight I started Emacs, and helm-mode is no longer used for certain actions. So far I have found that, for me, M-x and find-file don't use helm anymore, which they have since I first started using ...
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“helm-documentation”? (search docstrings like apropos-documentation but with helm)

I just started using helm-apropos. It's great! Is there a helm equivalent for apropos-documentation or alternatively does helm-apropos have sources already available to narrow over docstrings?
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unicode character sometimes renders, sometimes doesn't

I'm not sure this is specific to helm, but when in helm's helm-ucs (C-c h 8) (though this also happens with helm-unicode), I notice that some characters show the weird little box glyph as if the ...
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helm-projectile with elscreen

I'm on day 2 of my switch from 15 years of Vim to Evil Emacs -- so I'm just starting learning how to customize emacs and how to read elisp. Question 1 I'm trying to use helm-projectile-find-file ...