Questions tagged [help]

Questions about using the built-in help system in Emacs or how to find help.

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Configure echo time for input of key-sequence prefix keys

I am writing latex code with AUCTEX. I very often highlight text in bold or italics. For instance, AUCTEX comes with the command C-c C-f C-e, wich can be used to emphasize text in an active marked ...
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Info basics: where is package Info?

I just grabbed csv from elpa (melpa) and, of course, the install buffer had the blurb about csv. I take it that blurb is an Info file somewhere? Or is it just a section of the csv.el comments? In ...
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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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Emacs can not access its own manual

I just installed Emacs 25.2 on my computer, but I can not access its manual. when I press C-h r this screen opens which lacks any links related to the Emacs manual. Futhermore, the echo area displays ...
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Remapping help-map

I'm trying to remap some keys in help-map, but the following does not work: (define-key help-map [remap describe-mode] #'my-describe-mode) Remapping in the global map does work, however: (global-...
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Canonical list of minor modes

In describe-mode's definition (in help.el), there's the following piece of code: ;; Older packages do not register in minor-mode-list but only in ;; minor-mode-alist. (dolist (x minor-mode-alist) (...
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Open GNU Scientific Library Documentation within emacs?

How do I open documentation of the GNU Scientific Library within emacs?
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How to graphically represent Meta characters

Given that the variable x contains the numeric representation of the key "Control-Z", say (setq x ?\C-z), one may graphically represent its contents by issuing the command (char-to-string x), ...
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How to configure Spacemacs on Win10 to use’ispell

I just installed spell checking on spacemacs and received an error message that I didn't find the Ispell directory. I installed ispell, but I don't know how to tell spacemaacs ispll where and add the ...
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Why IDO not show keybindings?

To kill line I use command kill-line (C-k) Nice. But why IDO not show keybinding for this command (C-k) ?