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Ivy is a generic completion mechanism for Emacs.

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how to show local file listings with C-x C-f through IVY when starting in a remote file buffer

System: Mac OSX catalina Emacs: 26.3 I use Ivy as my completion framework. Problem is when I am editing a remote buffer over ssh using Tramp, and then I want to look at a file on my local machine. ...
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How to use ivy to navigate named locations of a buffer?

Given a list of (point-number . title-text), how can ivy be used to show this in a list in ivy? I have code which uses completing-read to do this (see link). This can use ivy since it extends ...
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How can I resume swiper-isearch with the next line selected?

What I'm trying to do is have swiper-isearch resume the last search with the next element selected. The definition of next is the next element from where my cursor currently is. You can read my ...
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Ivy/Helm to search org agenda tags

Is there a way/function in either helm- ivy to fuzzy search agenda tags, that would also show the full headline? the problem I am facing is when invoking: org-tags-view It shows only one match for ...
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Equivalent of helm-ag-edit with ivy

I've been trying to switch to Ivy from Helm for the past little while. One feature I miss (and because of this I keep helm installed) is the ability to run helm-ag, and then to hit C-c C-e so I can ...
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Using Counsel with write-file and insert-file

What is the simplest way to have Counsel versions of write-file (C-x C-w) and insert-file (C-x i)? I would like these replacements to work similarly to counsel-find-file (typically bound to C-x C-f). ...
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Change the color of ivy-current-match depending on the caller

When using ivy, say I want the current match to be red when calling counsel-M-x, but blue when calling counsel-find-file. Is there a simple way of changing ivy-current-match depending on the function ...
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C-g doesn't work within Counsel's action menu (M-o)

Let's say I'm completing a file with counsel-find-file. I then press M-o to show the menu with available actions. If within that menu, I press C-g, I get the message "C-g is not bound". The ...
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enable counsel-projectile by default

I want to enable counsel-projectile-mode by default. I have added (counsel-projectile-mode) to .emacs file as per project's usage guide but it doesn't work; meaning projectile still uses ido for ...
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Keep ivy-initial-inputs-alist nil after counsel loaded

I want to keep the alist ivy-initial-inputs-alist nil after ivy and counsel are loaded. Therefore, I have the following configuration: (use-package ivy :ensure t :config ;; some keybindings ...
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setting auto-revert-check-vc-info causes auto-revert error messages

I have this setup to enable viewing the correct branch name when switching or creating new branches in the mode-line: (setq auto-revert-check-vc-info t) However, I started seeing some error ...
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Ivy: sort candidates by most recently used

I'm coming from Helm to Ivy just to try it out, and one thing I miss greatly from Helm is how the default candidate when hitting M-x is whatever the last command was. Is there some way to sort Ivy's ...
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How to call ivy-occur programmatically?

I would like to programmatically call an ivy or counsel function and then immediately execute ivy-occur to get the ivy-occur buffer. Example: Instead of doing M-x counsel-describe-function and C-c C-...
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dired-do-copy in tramp does not go to local when `\ C-j` is pressed. File path stays in the same directory

I am using dired-do-copy to copy a file from remote using tramp to local. When Copy file to path is promted. I used / C-j to go to local path but the path stays in the same directory , does not go to ...
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emacs ivy always selecting default function

I just started trying out ivy. I took the following example from the ivy tutorial: (defun my-action-1 (x) (message "action-1: %s" x)) (defun my-action-2 (x) (message "action-2: %s" x)) (defun ...
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How to refresh dabbrev candidates displayed by company after each save

I've been using Ivy Irony Company for some time and it works great on all libraries I included in my C++ program so far, but I've noticed Ivy rarely auto-completes my user defined classes, objects, ...
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How to tell Ivy to use completing-read-default for specific command? (org-tags-view, in particular)

Ivy (+swiper +counsel) is very cool and I use it constantly for an ever growing number of tasks. But there are some cases in which the requirements of a certain completion task defeats Ivy's logic. ...
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ivy counsel-find-file doesn't change selection as more characters typed

I have (setq ivy-sort-matches-functions-alist '((t . ivy--prefix-sort))) If I am in a directory with files mc_multiword.txt and multiword.txt and am using counsel-find-...
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how to ignore current selection from ivy when my typed text matches one

I run into this issue from time to time when I want to create a new file but the new name matches a pattern already so my Ivy auto-complete setup will pick the matched option when I press Enter ...
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Make counsel-M-x look like Smex

I would like counsel-M-x (part of ivy) to display candidate commands horizontally, as Smex does. I followed the instructions here and created the following code: (defun my-ivy-format-function (cands)...
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emacs ivy: disable ido completition

I am using GNU Emacs 26.2 and ivy from melpa. When I run M-x and enter: M-x magit-status ivy suggests: ido-enter-magit-status magit-status magit-status-mode I don't use use ido, I have no idea ...
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Open directory containing file during counsel-file-jump

I use counsel-file-jump to search files recursively. I would like to open the directory that contains a particular file candidate. I can execute counsel-dired after I open the file, which allows me to ...
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How to prevent magit with ivy from selecting an author email address? [duplicate]

I have a git repository containing commits with 3 of my email addresses. When I try to view the log and filter by author (-A) and then enter a few letters of my last name, I see a list of the 3 email ...
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How to select a rotating Hydra option?

From SPC f f (counsel-find-file) minibuffer, open Hydra with C-o (hydra-ivy/body). This is what hydra looks on my system: The Hydra right column has "[m] matcher: order". Pressing 'm' rotates matcher ...
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`ivy-read`: How to run action on every selection change?

I have been trying to implement a function with ivy that needs to run a particular function not only on selection but also on every selection change in the list. To be specific, when the user scrolls ...
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Why can't Emacs find counsel and swiper, even though they (and Ivy) seem installed, and Ivy working?

Why can't Emacs find counsel and swiper, even though they (as well as ivy) seem installed, and moreover Ivy mode is enabled, and seems to be working? This is what I get when I try the following: (...
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Equivalent to `ido-find-file` functionality for ivy/counsel?

I really like how ido-find-file, if it can’t find a file matching your string (and you’ve let it idle for like a second), will search your whole home directory for files matching that string, and then ...
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Emacs mark and copy/move to buffers or bookmarked directories

Is there a way to use bookmarks or the buffer list of open buffers to efficiently copy/move marked files/directories to another directory? As an example, imagine I want to copy the files foo.txt and ...
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Disable ivy for find-file

Is it possible to disable ivy-mode for file prompts? In a past I used find-file to copy current file name or path to file. dired-do-rename also is broken by Ivy: no default completion for current ...
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Does ivy-occur have a follow mode?

In org-agenda, it is possible to enable a "follow mode" so that moving the point over an agenda item automatically displays the linked item in another window. In ivy-occur, you need to press f to get ...
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How to get sorted output from counsel-git-grep with ivy?

When using git-grep, the output isn't sorted alphabetically which makes navigating the results more tedious then it should be. Is there a way to sort the output? I checked git-grep and it seems ...
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How do I prevent autocompletion when trying to save a file? [duplicate]

I have an existing directory called ~/app_scripts and a buffer open with a file I would like to save. I want to save it to ~/scripts/script.py, but the ~/scripts dir does not yet exist. When I hit C-x ...
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Scope minibuffer history to specific Counsel commands

If I run bookmark-jump and use invoke M-p, it cycles through the history of bookmarks specifically. If I run counsel-bookmark-jump, M-p cycles through the generic minibuffer history, which is more or ...
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How can I store an org-link to a list of search results from ivy-occur?

When I use counsel-rg to grep through a directory hierarchy, once a list of search results has been displayed in the minibuffer, I can use ivy-occur to save the list in a dedicated buffer. How can I ...
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projectile-find-file and ivy - create file with subdirectories

I'm using ivy and projectile. When I search for some file with projectile-find-file, and the file does not exist, I would it to be created. If it is inside directories that also do not exist, ask if ...
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Unicode character folding with Swiper/Ivy

Suppose I have bár written in a file, I would like to look for bar in swiper and find the occurrences of bár alongside the expected occurrences of bar, how I can do this? This would also apply to ...
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Create a new file in a new folder

In Ivy, it can not to create directly a new file in a new folder (as type C-x C-f, then write a file path /current_path/new_fold/new_file). If there is a better way to do it, how to use the key ...
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Change face for non-selected ivy items

I'd like to change the foreground color of non-current ivy items. The only way that I've found to do that so far is to define my own ivy-format-function like this: (defun aj/ivy-format-function-line (...
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How to stop “completing-read” / “ivy-completing-read” from sorting?

Recently, when using Ivy and calling completing-read, my output is being sorted (instead of showing up in the order passed in). How can I prevent sorting the input to completing-read when using Ivy?
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Cursor position variable

Here's my function: (defun scroller-down () "Scrolling down conditional for buffer and minibuffer." (interactive) (if (active-minibuffer-window) (ivy-scroll-down-command) (scroll-down-...
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How to keep Ivy from quitting when I press backspace in the minibuffer?

It's pretty annoying when I hold down Backspace one character too long in the minibuffer, causing Ivy to quit and then accidentally deleting some characters in the main buffer I'm working in. How do ...
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Which faces do Ivy/Counsel use in the minibuffer?

Which faces are being applied to the indicated text, i.e. the strings 3114, M-x, and C-x C-c, in the following screenshot? I am using the packages Ivy and Counsel, in case that is relevant.
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How to toggle regex for helm/ivy user input?

IIUC, all helm commands (including helm-swoop, swiper-helm) have regex enabled by default for user input. Can we toggle/disable it by some command/shortcut? Let me know if I missed something. Using ...
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Display corresponding key binding of command during M-x completion

As an example, when I use M-x save-buffer Emacs says in the minibuffer: You can run the command ‘save-buffer’ with C-x C-s I'm using Swiper/Ivy; I want to know if there is a way to instruct Ivy to ...
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Swiper get last search term

How to get swiper to search for the last searched term , much like (default) isearch-forward does when pressing C-s twice?
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Omit current and parent directories in Ivy find-file completion

I'm using Ivy in a fairly standard Spacemacs setup. When I'm opening a file I'd like . and .. to be omitted from the list of completion candidates. In particular, I'd like to be able to tab through ...
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completion for .bash_history

I am considering implementing an ivy-powered bash_history greper for term-mode, but before I do I wanted to know if this has already been done, by some fancy company-bashhistory package or whatever. ...
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Rebind TAB to show help in counsel minibuffer

I'm in the process of migrating from helm to ivy/counsel, and I would like to replicate a binding that I had in my previous setup. When browsing the results minibuffer (for example in counsel-M-x), ...
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Disable ivy-mode in a specific buffer

Evaluating (ivy-mode 0) in a buffer kills ivy across all the other buffers, too. How to stop ivy in a specific buffer only (I don't need it in ERC, where i want TAB to give me a list of all the people ...
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Insert file path via counsel

A common part of my workflow is to copy and paste file paths into Emacs. This is usually done by navigating to the file in my desktop environment or from a terminal. What would be more convenient is ...