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Tool Bar doesn't show icons while running as normal user

Emacs' Tool Bar doesn't seem to be showing icons when executing it as a normal user. Running emacs as root shows icons properly. I've tried changing GTK themes but that doesn't help. Screenshot - The ...
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How to call Elisp functions from my own implementation of a shell?

I'm writing my own shell which can handle most of the GNU/Linux system calls now. So I was wondering if I could make this shell call Elisp functions too. Is it possible to do so? Is so, how do I get ...
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Binding XF86Cut and XF86Copy to Emacs Commands

I have a keyboard with dedicated keys for XF86Cut, XF86Copy, XF86Paste. I want to bind these to Emacs commands. The goal is get the usual behavior for cut-and-paste between Emacs, my terminal, and my ...
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Is the Hyper modifier key usable on non-X11 platforms?

I have a hyper modifier setup, however I was wondering if it's possible to use this on any windowing systems besides X11, for example: macOS Wayland Win32 The terminal.
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Receive windows manager notifications of display changes

Is there a way for emacs to receive display changes notification from the windows manager? I understand this might be an OS dependent question, so I'm particularly interested in the interaction ...
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Spacemacs crashing on start with Ubuntu 20.04

I'm having a problem where every time I open Spacemacs it immediately crashes on Ubuntu 20.04. It was crashing for some actions with Magit and starting a CIDER REPL so I decided to do a fresh install. ...
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Emacs terminal - the location before the command prompt

My emacs terminal is currently displaying ;0user@Ubuntu: ~user@Ubuntu:~$". This happened after my friend was using my laptop, and is persisting after uninstalling and reinstalling emacs, as well as ...
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Newbie to emacs. need help

Are there any good resources that anyone can suggest. I rate myself 3 out of 10 when it comes to using editors like vim
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emacs: Work out which monitor is the primary one

Is there a way to programatically work out which display is considered the "primary" display for X within emacs? I've managed to get a function working that determines if the machine has more than ...
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Does Emacs 26.3 require older version of ImageMagick?

I've just upograded Ubuntu 19.04, which installs imagemagick 7. When trying to start my Emacs install, I see the following error: emacs: error while loading shared libraries: libMagickWand-6.Q16.so.3:...
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C-/ results in backspace in the Linux console

I am using emacs on many machines, and always use C-/ for undo. However, I started working on a Raspberry Pi with Arch Linux recently, using a local text terminal - X is not installed. Here, C-/ has ...
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Can emacs on Mac using native window system connect to an emacs server on a Linux system

At this point I believe I am using the emacs version on my Mac that is built by Homebrew and the "stock" emacs on Ubuntu 18.04. I set up emacs server on the Ubuntu host as it is described in Starting ...
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Access Serial Port on Remote System

Is there a nifty emacs command to access the serial port on a remote system?;) I've seen socat, which creates a virtual serial port on the local system, but if emacs can do it directly, without that, ...
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macro execution with i-search fails under Linux and succeeds under windows?

Imagine you've got file with FirstName|LastName| like this : John|toto| Hanz|titi| and want to put the first names at the end of the lines (just an stupid exemple). You may use Macro Recordind for ...
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How do I link an email from a webpage to mu4e?

So when I press a link in, for example firefox, it open Emacs mu4e "Compose email" with the receiver attached. I’m on Linux.
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Labelling LaTeX sub-equations in org-mode

How to achieve subequation numbering a,b,etc like https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Advanced_Mathematics#Subordinate_equation_numbering in org-mode. I tried using the LaTeX snippet as it is and ...
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Problem saving (C-x C-s) files on a NFS drive with emacs 24/25

Starting with Emacs 24 (using various different versions of Ubuntu and Linux Mint), if I open a file on an NFS drive, modify it and attempt to save it C-x C-s, I get the message of: Saving <...
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Set a title to an Emacs instance running in a terminal

On Ubuntu, I usually open more than one Emacs instances in the same time (for frontend and back development). These instances always by default take the name "Terminal" as a title as shown on this ...
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xclip-mode returns “Unknown upattern” and does not work

The command M-x xclip-mode returns the following info in *Messages*: Eager macro-expansion failure: (error "Unknown upattern `(quote pbpaste)'") [2 times] Xclip mode enabled I cannot yank text from ...
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Adjusting to screen resolution changes on GNU/Linux/ubuntu/gnome

I'm running emacs 26.1 on ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell laptop with a high-resolution display. It works very well in that configuration. It also works very well when the laptop is plugged into a lower-...
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Problem with file-exists-p function on Linux running as VirtualBox guest

Until this morning, my emacs setup (running on Arch Linux as a VirtualBox guest) was working absolutely fine. Then for no obvious reason I started experiencing the following issue: If I opened an ...
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Dired: File open using external viewers, based on filetype, and without prompting

When I hit RETURN on a filename in Dired, I'd like Emacs to automatically do one of several things, depending on the file's type: 1 - If it's a text file, I'd like to open the file in a new buffer in ...
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Disable LINUX mode in Emacs

I am using Emacs 25.3 on Mac and when I try to open some linux kernel code, the behavior is different as below: I cannot simply open a C file, but I am prompted for arch each time. Occasionally, ...
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Setting up Emacs/AUCTeX viewer

I have installed AUCTeX, it compiled a test file OK, but I can't view the output. I get " Cannot get Evince viewer ...". Xviewer, should be the analogue in my distro, I think (I have not way to check ...
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Dired: Open files by external application in Linux

I want to open several types of files in Dired by different external applications. For example: .doc files with LibreOffice .pdf files with evince .jpg files with pinta etc... How do i configure ...
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string-rectangle command pollutes kill-ring after upgrade to Emacs 25

In Emacs 24 I used to have a workflow for inserting a string into multiple lines at once: Go to the desired position in the first line. Press C-Space to place the mark. Go to the last line (while ...
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emacs 25.3 not rendering correctly, especially after resize

The problem is when emacs starts, the right 1/4 of the window doesn't repaint and shows whatever window was behind it. Also on resize, sometimes the font and the cursor get way too big and the ...
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Copy/paste between SSH terminal Emacs and macOS

Suppose you are working in macOS, and you decide to SSH into a Linux box and fire up terminal Emacs. How do you copy and paste between macOS and your SSH terminal-Emacs? Copying and pasting between ...
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From Org code block on *nix run (Power-)Shell (scripts) on MS Windows via SSH

To better integrate my Windows DevOps into Emacs Org-mode, I'd like to use my local emacs as an IDE for a remote Powershell. SSH was easily setup, from Linux shell ssh I can successfully login to a ...
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How can i make Emacs use the System input method and Language?

Problem : I am using Emacs for general text typing and editing outside my Programming. This requires me to type in local languages of India ( specifically Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil ). I am on ...
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(To file an emacs bug report) are there services out there that let's me ssh to a clean GNU Linux machine

I want to file a bug report about emacs. From what I learnt, bug reports relating to GNU/Linux are given precedence over more exotic OS's like MacOS. I can spin up an ubuntu instance in 10 seconds ...
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xclip hangs shell-command

I like to use the xclip utility to capture the output of commands on the clipboard. However, when I try to use it with shell-command it seems to hang. In a "normal" shell I can run a command such as ...
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How to set eshell's ls command to different program in different OS?

Since result of /usr/bin/ls is more neat compares with eshell/ls when filenames contain non-lattin Unicodes. I add an alias in ~/.emacs.d/eshell/alias, which makes eshell use /usr/bin/ls as default: ...
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What does emacs want for non-ASCII keys

Under Debian-Jessie, Emacs recognizes qualified special keys, e.g. C-<home>, in an X terminal (e.g. mate-terminal) but in TTY it does not. I have corrected this by making a replacement keymap, ...
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can not access melpa packages- hung up at Contacting host: elpa.gnu.org:80

I am trying to access the melpa packages but when typing: package-refresh-contents emacs gets hung up at: "Contacting host: elpa.gnu.org:80" I am completely new to emacs and fairly new to Linux and ...
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keybinding to switch to specific application

I'm running Emacs in a GUI, and I like having a keybinding that quickly switches me to a terminal. Yes, I know there's eshell, term, and shell in Emacs, but I still prefer a dedicated terminal ...
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How to build Emacs for an embedded ARM Linux system

I am trying to build Emacs for an embedded ARM Linux system. Unfortunately, it is proving to be more difficult than I anticipated. I have the device mounted at /mnt/my_device. Now I am not sure ...
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Emacs doesn't open a new frame

Emacs does not start in a new frame. If I'm in a terminal running Bash and enter $>emacs the editor is opened inside this terminal, and produces exactly the same behavior as $>emacs -nw. I have ...
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how to debug who move cursor

I have very annoying problem, after I run M-x compile time to time cursor jump from middle of buffer to the first line. I want to find out culprit (I found mode who responsible for this, but I want ...
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How to make GUI Emacs use all available space when running maximized on linux?

GUI Emacs running maximized on my Linux (centos7+kde) is not using all the available space leaving some space around the borders, specially at the top and the bottom. Sample of GUI emacs running "...
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Second meta key

On my keyboard layout, pressing some key combinations (like M-c as C is where R is on the American keyboard layout) can be quite tricky. This is why I want Alt Gr or the context menu key to be a meta ...
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Error (initialization): User … has no home directory

I just installed GNU Emacs 23.1.1 on a new machine and copied my ~/.emacs and ~/.emacs.d/ from another machine where I'm running emacs 25.1.1. When I launch emacs it writes Error (initialization): ...
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How I can download the latest version of Emacs on Linux Mint 18.1?

Linux Mint 18.1 (64 bit). I install Emacs by Software Manager. It download Emacs version 24.5. But the latest version is 25.1. How I can download the latest version?
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Flycheck c/c++-clang check linux kernel headers

Currently I am working with the linux kernel, but I am struggling trying to check my syntax using flycheck, I already added the path of the headers in the clang-path but it is not enough. Does any of ...
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On Linux why should one choose Lucid over Gtk gui for emacs?

I run Ubuntu 16.04. On searching Ubuntu Software app for Emacs I am presented with two guis, Lucid and Gtk. Which one should I choose and why?
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flyspell & hunspell: 'flyspell-buffer' is not marking words … sometimes

I try to get flyspell working with hunspell on Linux with German de_DE_frami dictionary from LibreOffice Extensions. The setup works ... more or less. (English dictionarys work perfectly fine.) But ...
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small font for programming wanted [closed]

I have a low-res screen (1366x768) and therefore are searching for a small font which is clearly readable. Till now I used this font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--8-80-75-75-c-50-iso10646-1 I had ...
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mode-line-inactive after system window loses focus

When a system/X11 window (frame) with Emacs loses focus, how can I make its mode line become mode-line-inactive? It stays active, keeping the standard mode-line look/face… Shouldn’t it be the default?...
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Selecting correct font weight variant (Linux)

Here's a minimal example that does something on Linux (Ubuntu 16.04) that doesn't seem right to me: M-: (set-frame-font "Ubuntu") M-x describe-font <RET> The first couple of lines that Emacs ...
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redraw-display when focused

I am using Emacs 25 in SUSE linux and when I switch to a workspace where Emacs is the front window almost none of the text is visible. I have to call redraw-display in order to get it refresh the ...