Questions tagged [init-file]

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Coding System utf-8 on Mac - Which one and why as default?

I want to change my default encoding system from non defined to UTF-8 (I think that would be useful). Now I have seen many different UTF-8 coding systems: mule-utf-8 mule-utf-8-dos mule-utf-8-...
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Stopping pdf-tools from resetting to the beginning of an open PDF when I eval-buffer my config file

I'm using pdf-tools to read PDFs in Emacs, and am pretty happy so far. However, I've found when I modify, and then eval-buffer my configuration file, the PDFs I opened earlier with pdf-tools get put ...
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init.el and trampling of custom-set-variables

My new init.el uses require to load various settings that I have organised into directories and files. This is an attempt to tame what was a very large and messy init.el and custom.el file. Also I ...
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Under Windows, Emacs cannot handle encodings correctly for subprocesses, can it?

I have two simple text files on my D: drive, as shown below. D:\我.txt I D:\你.txt You After I execute M-x diff and type the correct filenames (Yes, I can input Chinese and filename ...
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Get describe-key links to bring me to org-mode config files, not .el config files?

For my Emacs configuration, I use a literate programming setup. My config files are in org-mode format, and my init.el file consists mostly of org-babel lines like (org-babel-load-file "~/emacs/...
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Error enabling flyspell mode in Emacs

I use flyspell hunspell for checking my spelling mistakes in Emacs. Recently, when I run M-x flyspell-mode in .org or .tex files I got the following error: Error enabling Flyspell mode: (hunspell ...
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error autoloading failed to define function when loading custom file

I recently decided rewrite my emacs configuration. I want to load my custom org configuration only in the case when I am opening a *.org file. Considering a minimalistic configuration of init.el (use-...
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In Emacs, how do you force using a fallback font?

Font and encoding (in a broad sense, internationalization) are causing problems in many software scenarios, like web browser and editor. The Unicode U+201C and U+201D are double quotation marks. ...
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Use system-installed package with spacemacs that depends on MELPA packages

How can I include a package that is available locally on my system that depends on the string library s with spacemacs? I have an company internal package that adds functionality to magit available ...
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Highlighting the changed line in the source file in the resulting pdf using auctex and pdf-tools?

Is it possible to highlight the changed line in the resulting pdf using auctex and pdf-tools. I have this feature enabled in Skim with the following lines in my setup. (add-hook 'LaTeX-mode-hook (...
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Profiling org-mode init file

My initialization file is organized in org-mode with src snippets. Is there a way I can profile it to see which snippets take the most time to evaluate? When my initialization file was in Elisp, I was ...
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Org2Blog and Two Factor Authentication

new Emacs user here. I'm having trouble using org2blog to post to a client's WordPress site. The site has 2FA turned on, and won't let me post with it turned off. I got an application-specific ...
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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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Themes in emacs-nox displaying bottom part of frame black instead of background color

Edit: I tried many themes and it was an issue for all of them so this is not a Zenburn specific issue. Edit: Docker is not part of the issue as there is the same behavior when this is done using just ...
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Problem evaluating a `sage-shell-mode` function through `ob-sagemath`

I'm trying to use sage-math within an org-mode file. So far I've been able to configure the sage-shell-mode package (I'm impressed that sagemath can be installed in Debian using the package manager), ...
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How to increase the number of recent file listings in helm-mini?

Is there a way to configure the number of recent files that will be in the Recentf section of a helm-mini buffer?
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org-agenda-files not setting after update?

I recently upgraded to emacs 25.1.1 and noticed my org setup wasn't working as usual. in my init.el I have: (setq org-directory "~/Dropbox (Personal)/org") (setq org-archive-location "~/Dropbox (...
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auto-complete Key binding doesn't work in one emacs mode

I have changed the keybindings for yasnippet and autocomplete so that I can use tab for indentation anywhere in a line without accidentally autocompleting or inserting a snippet. I have this in my ...
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fill-column-indicator mode doesn't show a straight vertical line

OS windows7 64bit | GNU emacs 24.3.1
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init error: file missing - cl-generic after any time I edit settings.org file

I am using org mode to organize my various Emacs settings. Within my init.el file I just have (taking out initial comments): ;;; Code: (package-initialize) (eval-when-compile (require 'use-package))...
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Installing quelpa-use-package from use-package

Currently I have the following init file to install and use use-package: ;; Package.el (require 'package) (package-initialize) (setq package-enable-at-startup nil) (add-to-list 'package-archives '(&...
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Can't access elpa when initializing

I'm trying to install exwm on NixOS 20.09. I use emacs 27.1. My init file: (require 'package) (setq package-archives '(("gnu" . "https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/") ...
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Cannot figure out why vc-git.elc is always loaded on startup

This is more a curiosity, than a necessity. I'm playing around with startup times, and to have something to compare with, I wanted to see how fast emacs could start up pure. Running emacs -Q, emacs-...
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How to Change the font for org-date face in org-table context?

I like to have a variable font everywhere I can, but some things like tables in org-mode or the org-agenda itself look a little wonky that way, and I get around it by configuring specific fixed width ...
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Multiple insert point org source code insert

I know that we can customize the source code expansion <s TAB using something like this (add-to-list 'org-structure-template-alist '("s" "#+BEGIN_SRC ? :results raw replace drawer ...
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Display word count in modeline without lag

Problem Stopped using wc-mode as it is not snappy anymore (as text writing usually is) with text document of 10k words. It appears that it counts the whole buffer after every change which seems to ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Remove scrollbar, faster

I like a clean interface. One without the clutter of scroll bars, or menu bars. So, to remove them, I have the following in my init.el (progn (menu-bar-mode -1) (scroll-bar-mode -1) (tooltip-...
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Automatically download external packages

How can I configure my init.el download packages that are not in (M)Elpa and install them automatically (if not already installed)? Something like doing it with wget or with git (as you do in vim) ...
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Not successful to enter mmm-jinja2 mode after installation using MELPA

So what I have tried is to first install the package by using MELPA: M-x package-install RET mmm-jinja2 I looked up where the package have been installed and found it to be at "~/.emacs.d/elpa/mmm-...
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Open new frame when switching between projects in projectile

Regularly I am working in several projects at the same time, projectile has been great for helping me with all the mess, but now, I would like to open a different frame per project, i.e., If I switch ...
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Migrate my init.el to spacemacs

Running emacs 25.2.2. Currently I am trying out spacemacs, primarily because I found the keybindings more intuitive. I needed some stuff from my init.el to move to .spacemacs before I can start using ...
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No Such File or Directory, Global, Error with Company Mode

I'm currently following this guide to expanding my emacs configuration on my Mac OS X system. However, every time I (save-buffer) with C-x C-s, I get the following error message: apply: Searching ...
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Package init and refresh problems

Due to unknown reason(s), the package manager in my Emacs 25.3 cannot refresh properly anymore: whenever I try to do M-x list-packages it throws an error: error in process filter: package-read-...
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ESS folding for R6 classes

What is the proper way to install, configure and activate folding of R script files? I followed emacswiki.org/emacs/FoldingMode but it doesn't seems to work. I installed folding.el to .emacs/lisp/. ...
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Using Ubuntu Emacs init file on Windows; possible multiple issues

I've seen Manage same init file for Linux and Windows, but it is not quite what I want. Bear with the description of issues and my attempts for resolution. I recently installed Emacs on Windows using ...
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Emacs really laggy on prog-mode

I noticed Emacs was really laggy on any mode derived from prog-mode two days ago. Before that, everything was fine. I can navigate on a 1000+ lines org-mode file without problem, but I can't even type ...
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osx - disable left option/command key, enable right option

I'm learning Emacs. On my Macbook, I have in keyboard settings: Capslock and Ctrl key swapped Option and Command key swapped Emacs commands like ctrl-r, ctrl-s work fine for me (obviously I use them ...
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Emacs: How to open new frame on a second screen in windows

I use two screens and windows 10, and want to open a new emacs frame on the other screen than the one I use. How do I do this? Preferably, I want the new frame made to be maximized in size. I have ...
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Init using org-babel-tangle with Emacs Prelude

Trying to convert my personal configuration for Emacs Prelude to use an org-based config. Looked around for a couple of days on this site, github and elsewhere but have not found a way to get org-...
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Unable to tweak theme settings unless I start a new session

I have this code in my init.el file, mainly to apply the theme correctly when running emacs server: ;; This will make sure the theme loads well in emacs daemon (setq myGraphicModeHash (make-...
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Emacs c++ cannot use semantic and company-semantic to complete <string> library function

system: linux mint 18.1 Eamcs version: 25.2 semantic configuration: (global-semanticdb-minor-mode 1) (global-semantic-idle-scheduler-mode 1) (semantic-mode 1) create a cpp file and include vector,...
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Remove all custom key bindings/Reset key bindings to default

I don't know Lisp unfortunately. I have a friend, and I really liked his color scheme/default Emacs setup. However, I hate his hotkeys and I am used to the ones that come as default with Emacs. Is ...
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Company Mode in All Buffers

I'm trying to configure company-mode to activate in all buffers, with the appropriate back-ends depending on file-type. To that end, I've added the following to my init.el file. However, regardless of ...
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Does emacs have font-lock for constant values?

I am trying to customize a theme for myself, and now I am finding a way to change the highlight color of constant values such as 10 and 10.5677. For example, C mode in Vim highlights those constant ...
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TAB key is not working in my Org-mode table

I'm customizing my emacs using literate programming within org-mode. So far, It is going Ok, except that the org table align is not working properly if I press the <TAB> key... even worst, the ...