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Icicles is a package providing many forms of enhanced completion, including sophisticated pattern matching.

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Is it possible to use both MELPA and MELPA-stable at the same time?

I use melpa-stable as an additional package repository, but one of the packages I like to use (icicles) isn't available on melpa-stable. Is there any way to configure package.el to normally use melpa-...
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Does icicles offer features that Helm doesn't?

I'm an avid helm user and am reading the description for icicles. It includes things like: cycle through completion candidates that match your current input * which sounds weaker to me than seeing ...
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Select images in auctex with preview

If I insert an image into a latex file (via \includegraphics) auctex lets me select the file and inserts the filename. However using this dialogue, I can only choose the filename and cannot see ...
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How to display at the same time occurrences of two different words?

Thanks to helm-swoop, I know how to display occurrences of a single word. Now, I'd like to display at the same time occurrences of many different words (of a given, single buffer). Let me be specific:...
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How to search and replace in *open buffers*

I want to interactively search and replace in all (or, preferably, a regexp subset of) my buffers (not files). Scenario Being a pack-rat sort of guy, I never delete my buffers until I'm sure I don't ...
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How can I search between the lines with multiline search?

I use C-u 4 M-x helm-swoop for interactive search also show several surrounding lines (this is analogous to grep -C 4). When I find the word I narrow my search interactively, for example, C-u 4 M-x ...
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`+` in dired-mode with icicles and ido enabled raises an error

I just installed icicles. I use ido-mode for the minibuffer. In a dired buffer, when I press + (bound to dired-create-directory), here is what happens: the first time, the error icicle-restore-...
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How do I set Icicles’s default sort order for filenames?

In general, Icicles sorts things in alphabetical order. However, something I can’t find has made it so filenames are sorted in descending alphabetical order (z, y, x … b, a). I can use C-M-, to ...
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Can emacs beautify existing tcl source code?

I'm just getting started with tcl; what sort of beautifier, or prettifier, or formatter, is there for tcl with emacs? My main interest would be to fix existing scripts so that particularly the ...
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Encountering `Symbol's value as variable is void: <!DOCTYPE` error while installing Icicles in Emacs on Windows 7

I was trying to install the Icicles packages as presented here by following this guide. First I downloaded only the required packages and put them in this directory: C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\...
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icicles: Package yow is obsolete

GNU Emacs 26.3 I updated all the packages and started to face with following error, I am not sure what is causing it, it wasn't happening before the update: ./icicles/icicles-cmd1.el :512:(eval-when-...
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Icicles custom sort function is inappropriate?

I'm trying to define a new sort function in icicles that sorts by flx score. (defun icicle-flx-score-greater-p (s1 s2) (message "Testing testing!") (> (car (flx-score s1 icicle-current-...
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icicles: How set set Ctrl+p for [up] and Ctrl+n for [down]

In the minibuffer for Icicles when I press C-p or C-n the minibuffer says beginning of the buffer, end of the buffer respectively. Instead want to move around the found candidate using C-p and C-n ...
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Help; how use Persistent Sets of Completion Candidates for search?

I want to use a set of files inside my directory ~/Dokumente to search for changes in title, content. So I saved such a set of file names persistently, using C-} during file-name completion with ...
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Icicle: After load icicles the ido mode is gone?

windows 10, emacs 26.1, icicles Before Icicles when I type C-x C-f is show list of folders/files in ido mode. And it's very comfortable for me. But after I install Icicles and turn on icy-mode the ...
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How to disable icicles integration with helm?

Long time ago I updated Helm and it replaced normal Icicles behaviour for choosing files. I had icicles bound to C-x C-f: C-x C-f runs the command icicle-file, which is an interactive Lisp function ...
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How to make icicle-pp-eval-expression use eldoc like eval-expression?

In recent Emacs versions, eval-expression makes use of global-eldoc-mode in a quite intelligent way, using the modeline to display hints. However, icicle-pp-eval-expression, which is Icicles' variant ...
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Invoking “Icicles”

I'm trying to get started using Icicles, but I'm wondering if ido is interfering with functionality. So far: I installed Icicles from the repo and added (require 'icicles) to init.el. I used M-x ...
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icicles search and replace; need help to do a successfull replace

I try to use Icicles to search and replace. I understand to search with it (some details, that I need), but I'm unable to do a replace. The link below shows a recipe, that I try to follow, but it ...
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Icicles showing user-error message in echo area during TAB-completion

i have a strange behaviour of my emacs (25.1.1) running in cygwin within a terminal window (mintty 2.7.3). Every time when doing TAB-competion (eg. M-x describe-func) I got following messages in the ...
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icicles execute action on all candidates

I generally use icicles to execute a large number of parallel actions. One thing I find myself doing often is narrowing the number of candidates, and spamming C-<next> to execute an action on ...
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Icicles - not show all history commands

Windows 10, Emacs 26.1, Icicles, In scratch buffer I search text "buffer" by command "I-Search" 2.Open test.txt and run command "replace-string" Start helm-occur and set pattern hello Then I want ...
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How to NOT sort icicles menu output?

Using an icicles menu with emacs 26.1, I'm now having the menu sorted. The menu used to be unsorted (items appeared in the order they were given). In the previous version of emacs they were unsorted. ...
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Icicles error: Cannot decrease the defualt face height more than it already

On icy-mode is enabled, I keep getting following error while I am typing, which makes it very difficult to type: Cannot decrease the defualt face height more than it already. Example case: M-x => ...