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How to change mode of buffer created by with-help-window

I have a buffer with name *fsharp info* which I want to change (programmatically) the mode from help-mode to my custom mode. I created a simple major mode fsharp-info-mode to highlight fsharp ...
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lazy find/search for commands within emacs

Is there a way to do a lazy find/search within EMACS, for commands using their description? Something in the lines of: Say I am looking for how to add indent to org mode I suspect there is a ...
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Jump to a `cl-defstruct` defined function like `find-function`

A cl-defstruct may create several functions. I would like to jump to the initial definition where everything is defined, similar to find-function. How can I do that?
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How can I disable evil in help-mode?

I have the following in my init.el, and it does a great job of automatically disabling evil in certain emacs modes: (dolist (mode '(git-rebase-mode flycheck-error-list-mode inf-ruby-...
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Make opening clickable filenames from Help mode in same window

When I'm in Help-mode buffer generated from describe-function or similar command - after placing cursor on clickable filename text I wish to open this file in the same window (ideally I wish I could ...
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How to display a help buffer/window full frame size (not full screen)

I sometimes want to display information in Help buffer style, so I have been using code like this: (with-help-window (help-buffer) (princ "Type q to exit this help buffer.\n\n") (princ result)) ...
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How can I tell Emacs to always open help buffers in the current window?

When looking up documentation with describe-function, Emacs display the docstring in a temporary help buffer. I want this buffer to replace current window. So far, I've customized help-window-select ...
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Navigating the C-source code for names with underscores

Is there a built-in option or a package that can help me navigate the C-source code to jump to functions, variables and other items with underscores in the name? Example # 1:  I would like to place ...
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Define the behaviour of help window?

When I'm looking for documentation or information, I press C-h and then f or k or anything else. Then a help window will pop up. I was wondering if I could configure the help window, that he will ...
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Customizing name of “Help” buffer opening by package-menu-describe-package

Hitting RET with point on a package name in the *Packages* buffer opens a help buffer, named "Help", describing the package. RET here invokes package-menu-describe-package which in turn calls describe-...
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How to enter view-only mode when browsing Emacs source code from help?

When I browse Emacs help for functions via C-h f, I often want to peek into the Elisp/C implementation. I want to enter view-mode automatically when I access source code this way to avoid unnecessary ...
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Select *Help* window buffer after C-h f

I do "C-h f" a lot for emacs lisp functions. I prefer to have the window displaying the Help buffer selected (right after C-h f) and then press "q" when im done to close the window. Is there a way to ...
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How do I search Info for help on a given keyword or function?

Occasionally looking up a function with C-h f will cross reference to an Info node in the manual, but that is pretty rare. I often want a way to jump from the help documentation on a given function to ...