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How to enable treemacs visibility on by default?

I have treemacs setup and currently using s-1 for toggle. But I would like to display the treemacs window always during startup. How to make it visible?
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How can I back up my init file with Git?

The docs say to keep the .emacs file in the HOME directory. I'd like to share the file between multiple computers using a git repo. What is the best way to structure the repo without including ...
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Error with `org-super-agenda` in new machine

I just cloned my emacs.d into a new machine. All works as expected except when trying to run a custom agenda view defined using org-super-agenda. The error I get is this: org-super-agenda--make-...
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Config is broken when I use load-user-file

This is my config for org-babel: (use-package org :mode (("\\.org$" . org-mode)) :ensure org-plus-contrib :config (org-babel-do-load-languages 'org-babel-load-languages ...
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In gui, font looks thicker than usual

I started using Emacs a few days ago and facing the problem. I use "M+ 1mn" for programming so I set this for Emacs. But It looks thicker than usual.(in Geany, VSCode, Xfce Terminal ...) How do I fix ...
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How to open two files in two frames on startup?

Here's what I'm trying to make happen: on startup, I want emacs to split vertically into two windows displaying two different files, with my to-do list on the left side of the screen and my notes on ...
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use-package can't load package at startup

When I start Emacs I get the error message Error (use-package): Cannot load counsel But when I open init.el in a buffer and run eval-buffer everything works fine. What I'm doing wrong? My Emacs ...
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How to access the directory of the init.el file from elisp?

Is there a function/variable to access the directory the init file is in? This could be: ~/.config/emacs/ or ~/.emacs.d/, for e.g.
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Symbol's function definition is void: rtags-enable-standard-keybinding [duplicate]

I have just started using emacs and I wanted to setup RTags. Looking at the Usage section int the github repo here, I added the following line to my config (rtags-enable-standard-keybindings c-mode-...
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How to use an Easy PG encrypted custom-file?

So, inspired by this article. I decided to try adding the following to my init.el: (setq custom-file (expand-file-name "secret.el" user-emacs-directory)) (load custom-file) Where the file in ...
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Trying to install auctex via package-install

I am trying to install auctex via M-x package-install RET auctex. Unfortunately after a brief splash of Contacting host: elpa.gnu.org:443, I end up with the message https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/...
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Unsure what to make of the following Emacs prompt to change my init file

Every time I open emacs, I get the following error; emacs is working fine, but not giving me the initial help screen: An error has occurred while loading `/Users/thorkamphefner/.emacs.d/init.el': ...
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Can't enable a file in Version Control RCS in Emacs 26

Trying here to set a file with VC RCS, but I'm having some trouble finding the .el file and enable it. Already managed to download rcs.el from this link, but it isn't being recognized in Emacs. ...
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On Linux/Mac, how to start single instance?

I just want single instance. I just use a simple .emacs for config, which has (use-package server :ensure t :init (server-mode 1) :config (unless (server-running-p) (server-start))) It ...
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Customizing org mode variables in Spacemacs

I am a novice at coding in Emacs (and in general), but I have been using Org Mode in Aquamacs with some success. I'd like to to start using Spacemacs. I've got Spacemacs up and running using the ...
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Loading Spacemacs init.el post-Aquamacs

I have been working with Aquamacs and I would like to take Spacemacs out for a spin. I cloned .spacemacs and created an empty spacemacs file to store my configs later: git clone https://github.com/...
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problem with starting emacs via emacsclient

I have no problems starting Emacs from a terminal, while if I start it from the desktop (I have a desktop file containing emacsclient -ca '') Emacs starts with a putt-ugly font (see below a screenshot)...
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How do you guys use doxygen? [closed]

I'm curious about Doxygen, how do you guys manage documentation in C/C++ projects on emacs? I didn't find a good package that does it consistently. So far I did use gendoxy and doxymacs. I had ...
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Emacs exchanged mutated vowels (german) into octal presentation

i am working with Emacs as my editor for quite a long time. Yesterday, out of the sudden, Emacs presented me all mutated german vowels as octal numbers. I have tried some things, but nothing worked, ...
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Failed to download 'gnu' archive

I tried to install emacs and in an attempt to install MELPA, tried: (this is my init.el file) (package-initialize) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("gnu" . "http://elpa.gnu.org/packages/")) (add-to-...
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Mandatory capturing data before every org file is modified

I have to create a list of documents I modified or created in a day. I use org-capture to create it. I use following org capture template to capture the data when I start working on the file ("c"...
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How to launch term at startup in Emacs?

I need to have Emacs open a terminal at start-up automatically (in order to use Fish in the terminal and use Emacs to for example search the Fish output). Normally I do this with 'M-x term'. Is ...
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I see “Unnecessary call to ‘package-initialize’ in init file” but can't find the call to `package-initialize`

I'm running Emacs from HEAD on Mac OS. I installed emacs-plus using the --HEAD argument with homebrew. I did a whole grep for (package-initialize) in ~/.emacs.d/. The only reference I found to it is ...
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Compilation mode doesn't see PATH variable

My problem is simple, I'm working in embedded systems with a RTOS named zephyr. To compile my projects I need some variables set in PATH and the problem is that when I run projectile-compile-project ...
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Difference between .emacs and init.el and the point of (not) keeping multiple init files

The Emacs manual often talk about init.el and .emacs interchangeably, generally referring to them as "the Init File" like so: When you start Emacs, it normally attempts to load your init file. ...
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How to disable ERC connection notifications?

My ERC irc client sends some very annoying messages that fill most of my screen, letting me know that I've connected. I'd like to turn these off. I've tried setting a couple of variables and ...
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Org file is automatically re-arranged

I have an org-file with a todo list organised by weeks, like the following: * Sunday ** DONE Ask in StackExchange. SCHEDULED: <2019-06-28 Fri 13:00-14:00> * Monday ** TODO Get an answer ** ...
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company is not showing popup complete in c/c++

This is my company config The problem is that with python or lisp when I start to type the popup is shown immediately, but in C/C++ this don't occur. However if I type C-n or C-p the completition is ...
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How can I set command-line parameters through `.emacs` file?

Is it possible to set Emacs start-up command-line flags such as -nw and -q in an init file? If it is, how can I do that?
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Can turning on lexical binding in a legacy init file cause problems?

AFAIK turning on lexical binding only affects the current buffer. But if I add lexical scoped code to my crusty old init file which have load and require statements in it (not everything is autoloaded)...
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after-change-functions global value gets set to nil sometimes

I'm facing a strange issue and I don't know how to debug it. In the middle of work after-change-functions just gets set to nil. I use doom-modeline and it installs hooks to after-change-functions to ...
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How to turn typopunct minor mode on globally

I want to be able to use typopunct minor mode globally. I have tried to add (global-typopunct-mode 1) to my init file, like so ;; Typopunct mode (require 'typopunct) (typopunct-change-language '...
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Setq org-agenda-files in Windows

I'm just looking to add files to my org-agenda-variable. I added a single file successfully but am unable to use multiple. With the code below in my .emacs.el file, the agenda buffer shows 0 TODO's ...
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formatting dates in Emacs when run as a daemon

I run Emacs on a Linux (actually Xubuntu 19.04) machine and my localization settings call for an Italian locale. When generating timestamp, however, I'd like to have English months and weekday names....
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Reading frame configuration from file

I'm just trying my hands on emacs lisp. So far I've had some luck, but I'm stuck trying to load my frames configuration into a list. Here's what I'm trying to do... I am saving frames configuration (...
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Magit is not able to render the font [duplicate]

I am trying to use Magit but whenever I tried running it, somehow fonts are not rendered properly. I am using MacOS and below is the init.el config. I am using powerline font (Meslo) (use-package ...
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use-package won't load

I use the same configuration of emacs on multiple machines, and I want to use use-package to keep the packages the same on all machines. I have an init file in each machine's home directory that ...
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Mac OSX and remote Emacs sessions, keybindings

I have questions regarding keybindings and cut & paste for Emacs and OSX v10.14.3. I'm hoping there are some Emacs users with similar configurations that can provide guidance as to be productive ...
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How to make emms only show the name of the current file being played without the path

In the mode line, emms shows the full path to the file being played, how do I change that?
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Unable to call pyvenv-activate from init file

M-x pyvenv-activate <RET> ~/Documents/bitbucket-python-scripts/.env353 <RET> works fine. Elpy Config buffer confirms that. However with the following in ~/.emacs file (require 'package) ...
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Installation of Org-ref slows down start-up

I am super new to Emacs. I just followed the installation section of org-ref. I managed to get a simple citation working by adding bibliographystyle:plain to the file. This is one of the solution one ...
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use-package arguments without use-package

The guide I'm following for lsp-emacs wants me to set these options: ;; Enable scala-mode and sbt-mode (use-package scala-mode :mode "\\.s\\(cala\\|bt\\)$") (use-package sbt-mode :commands sbt-...
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Emacs 26.2 can't load init file from Emacs 25 [closed]

The title already says the question, i had Emacs 25 and compiled Emacs 26.2. Although my ./emacs directory and everything in it exists Emacs 26.2. starts complaining about packages which do not exist, ...
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How to store an eshell alias in `init.el`?

I like to keep my configuration as self-contained as possible, and I'm wondering whether there's a way to manage eshell aliases in my .emacs file. Is it possible to set up aliases with a function call ...
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Problem with init

Windows 10/ emacs 27.0.50. I try to use <s with TAB to expand to a ‘src’ code block in org files. This doesn't work for me with my config. When I execute Emacs with -q (-no-init-file) and it ...
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Scroll bar area remains, blacked out, after launching with `scroll-bar-mode` disabled

I'm using Emacs in dwm window manager of suckless.org, with the following init.el: (menu-bar-mode 0) (scroll-bar-mode 0) (tool-bar-mode 0) When I launch Emacs, with the command $ emacs, my scroll ...
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How are unrelated modes enabled?

I've been an emacs user for about a year now and I use it for Haskell programming. I chose to go the vanilla emacs route and customized a plain init file as I went along. Over time, however, I ...
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If start with maximized frame, why do windows open top &bottom, not side by side?

I have the following in my .emacs: (add-to-list 'default-frame-alist '(fullscreen . maximized)) And (add-hook 'window-setup-hook (lambda () (find-file "FILE.org") (shell))) ...
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How to create a .emacs.d repository [closed]

I am trying to create a github repo of my .emacs.d/ for a group of students. Basically, I have two choices: A) simply take a "git snapshot" of my entire ~/.emacs.d/ including all the packages in elpa/,...
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LISP command won't work in init.el but works in *scratch*

I've executed the following lines in my scratch buffer (require 'expand-region) (global-set-key (kbd "C-=") 'er/expand-region) and everything worked without any problems, but if I add those same ...