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Use Super in emacs -nw in linux

I have been struggling to find a simple and direct question to the answer and therefore I have decided to ask here. Q: Is there a way to use Super in Emacs launched in a Terminal in Linux? P.S: I ...
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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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Emacs can't save history of recent visited files opened in current session before shutdown

I have a problem with emacs started as daemon using Systemd. Every shutdown/reboot if I don't stop emacs daemon service manually, the history of recent opened files in current session is lost. I ...
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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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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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Problem “<dead-acute> is undefined” appearing when typing Greek stress ( ' )

I started using Emacs and I wrote a text in Greek. The problem is that the stress that is used upon some letters (ό, ύ, ί, ύ) doesn't work! It is usually inserted by pressing the ; (I mean by ...
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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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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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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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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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Wrong letter spacing when using certain fonts

I'm using Classic Console font in buffers. Unfortunately for some reason letter spacing is terrible in Emacs while being correct in Konsole and other programs. Text in Emacs: Text in Konsole (using ...
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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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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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installing emacs: which x-toolkit?

I am installing Emacs 24.5.0, and I want to install it with X. I am on Fedora. the configuration script cannot find any x-toolkit. How do I find out which one is good for me, and in which folder do I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to set emacs as the default file manager?

Some programs like firefox have buttons that when clicked open a file manager for browsing files. How do I make it to open in emacs with dired mode on Debian Linux?
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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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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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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 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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Prebuilt Ubuntu Emacs “25.1”

Where can I find pre-built Emacs for what Ubuntu calls emacs 25.1?
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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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how to disable automatic dos mode?

Many versions ago, if you opened a dos-line-end file on Linux you would see the extra ^M codes. Now it automatically recognizes the situation and puts "DOS" in the info bar and hides the extra ^Ms. ...
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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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How can I set default font in Emacs?

I can't set Inconsolata as default font in Emacs 24.4 Linux. I changed the font in the menu -> Save options. The font changed but after a restart the font is the same as it was by default. Added ...
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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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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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Map a key to act like a combination of modifiers

I've got a keyboard, where pressing M-C-S is uncomfortable (Meta and control are under the thumbs and Shift is on the far end of the keyboard). However, PageUp, PageDown, Home and End are in a very ...
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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 ...