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Questions relating to the use and configuration of Emacs on the proprietary Microsoft Windows Operating System.

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Experience with WSL as underlying shell (esp. with Texlive) for native win-x64 Emacs

I've been using MinGW compiled native windows 64-bit Emacs for a while, and I paired it with Cygwin to use especially Texlive, as well as other common linux and shell programs and commands. I am ...
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Is it possible to override the column width in Emacs?

I'm using graphical GNU Emacs 26.3 on Windows. At least on Windows, Emacs determines column width by looking at the AveCharWidth field in the font's OS/2 table. As the name suggests, this field ...
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Windows emoji input compatibility with emacs (i.e. emojify)

Windows has a way to input emoji by using Win+. or Win+;. However Emacs interprets them with mixed results, more often than not entering spaces or garbage characters. Is there a way to make this way ...
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Emacs font style and colorisation

I am used to Emacs under Windows 10 and trying to switch to Ubuntu. My Windows 10 Emacs font is M-x describe-font: name (opened by): -outline-Courier New-normal-normal-normal-mono-13-*-*-*-c-*-...
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Can you generate a tags table for CMD scripting?

I am working on an elaborate script for Windows using CMD.EXE scripting. It walks a tree of files and folders and uses our specialized file transfer program to send the tree to a remote location. ...
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Can Dired (or Dired+) detect symlinks in Windows?

Can Dired(+) be made to show symlinks in Windows? A picture is worth a thousand words:
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Emacs on Windows with a GameCube controller for note taking

I'm running out of desk space and can't fit both my textbook and my keyboard on my desk when I need to take notes. It doesn't hurt my wrists to keep a controller in my lap and I have a fair amount of ...
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Creating ctag DB gives “permission denied” error on git-bash (MS Windows)

I am a Linux user (world was pretty neat; less to no headache)-- I've been using vim with cscope to wade through huge code-base....... And for some reason, now I have to use windows machine, here are ...
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Failed to update packages getting error “gnutls-error #<process elpa.gnu.org> -50” on Windows 10

When I run package-refresh-contents after running toggle-debug-on-error I get the following backtrace: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (gnutls-error #<process elpa.gnu.org> -50) signal(gnutls-...
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Retrieve past command from Emacs history using first letter of command

In Vim I could retrieve past commands by typing :<first-letter-of-command>↑ . If my Vim command history is:- colorscheme + source % shell set spell colorscheme? bp term Typing :s↑ directly ...
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Remove the suffix `^M` when run ls in org src

When run ls to print the file list #+begin_src ipython :session sql :results output ! ls | head -n 5 #+end_src #+RESULTS: : create.txt^M : Lesson 10. Grouping Data.md^M : Lesson 11. Working with ...
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el-get Basic Setup (https://github.com/dimitri/el-get) : error: Unable to find 'git'

Start Emacs from gitbash (MINGW64) Snippet below is loaded automatically: ; add el-get to the load path, and install it if it doesn't exist (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/el-get/el-get") (...
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How to fix the error “Executable ”zip“ needed for creating OpenDocument files” when exporting Org mode document to OpenOffice?

When I try to export an Org mode document to OpenOffice Document format, I get the following error: This answer suggested to use 7zip. So I installed 7zip, copied 7z.exe and renamed the copy to zip....
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set-frame-size does not work on emacsclient

I have set up Emacs daemon on Windows 10. My Emacs version is GNU Emacs 25.3.1 I have some code in my init.el which resizes the frame size automatically when Emacs starts up. The code is ;; Select a ...
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emacsclientw does not use font specified in init.el (Windows)

Emacs version: GNU Emacs 25.3.1 (x86_64-w64-mingw32) I have set up a shell-script which runs Emacs server at Windows startup as mentioned in Emacs Wiki. I have set up a shortcut on my desktop which I ...
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How to solve GPG problem on Windows 10?

I'm having problem with GPG on emacs. It keeps saying Failed to verify signature archive-contents.sig: No public key for [some_weird_code_here] created at [date_here] using RSA Command output: gpg:...
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Emacs on Windows randomly stops recognizing the Caps Lock state

I'm running GNU Emacs 26.1 on Windows 10, with minimal customizations (custom shortcuts and command names, theme, (ido-mode 'buffers).). At the start of the session, the Caps Lock state is recognized ...
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Using find-name-dired on ms-windows in spacmacs not linking to full filename when using C-c l for org-store-link

How to get link to file when using find-name-dired on MS-Windows? I am using MS-Windows and spacemacs. I am use org mode files to manage information. I also have a directories with many reference ...
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How to set up emms under Windows?

I'm trying to set up emms under Windows, but without luck so far. I've told emms to use the VLC player in the follwing way. (if (eq system-type 'windows-nt) (setq emms-player-vlc-command-...
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Extra carriage-return on magit path

I'm having a little trouble with magit and the default-directory variable. When calling M-x magit-status, an exception is thrown - Setting current directory: No such file or directory, /path/to/git/...
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Org-indent with variable-pitch-mode and visual-line-mode indenting lines after the first too far on windows

On my windows machine, org-indent or visual-line-mode seems to be indenting wrapped lines further than it should. It almost seems like it is double-indenting them, as the extra indentation seems to ...
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Emacs displays some characters as squares

For example this: 𝔱𝔢𝔰𝔱 Emacs displays it like this: I have noticed this just after a Windows update this morning (now version is 1903). I remember it was working well a few days ago. I tried ...
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C-< and C-, keys are echoed as C-\ in no-window mode

I'm trying to edit multiple lines with multiple-cursors package. MC package has C-< keybinding but when I do C-< (Control+less-than sign) it is echoed as C-\ (Control+backslash). I don't know ...
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How can I make emacsclient use an existing window in the current frame?

I'm on MS Windows, if that makes a difference. My desired behavior: There is only one frame visible at any time. Visiting a file should use an existing window in that frame. (This is the default ...
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How does emacs flash its icon on the windows taskbar?

Sometimes when I run a process if there is an error during the process the emacs icon on the windows taskbar lights up, so if I'm in an other app I can see something happened there. I'd like to use ...
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Unable to run nov-mode on Windows

disclaimer: I'm still relatively new to Emacs. When I open an Epub on MS Windows, Emacs opens it using Zip-Archive mode and displays its content (which is normal afaik). However, when I start nov-...
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Emacs Is Auto-Escaping Periods From The Command Line

I'm attempting to run the profile-dotemacs.el script from the command line using Powershell on Windows. Here's what I'm trying to run emacs -Q -l C:\users\tom\Downloads\profile-dotemacs.el --eval "(...
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What are the steps to set up elpy to use the anaconda python distribution on Windows?

I have anaconda installed on Windows (Windows 7), and it is working well in Jupyter. But of course I'd prefer to work in emacs. I have elpy installed in emacs, and it successfully sends commands to ...
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Emacs Windows10 ragged font

I'm having issues with ragged or cutoff fonts in emacs with windows10. It's especially noticeable when looking at the bullets in org-mode bullets which seem pixelated and off center. Specs: Display ...
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REST API calls in Emacs Lisp

From what I've seen, it seems that request.el is a pretty popular option for making REST API calls from Emacs Lisp. However, it seem that it isn't very well supported on Windows according to this ...
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Help? - Freeze up to 10 seconds happening on windows when exiting (kill-emacs) when desktop-save-mode and back-button-mode are enabled

I've spent a full working day trying to somehow resolve this, no luck, so I'm turning to this place hoping for help. Recently I started experiencing freeze of something like up to 10 seconds when ...
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Running Anaconda Python within emacs on Windows

I have a Windows 10 machine, with the official GNU emacs Windows build, and Anaconda Python 3.7.3. I can't get Python to properly run within emacs. Whenever I start Python, I get the message: ...
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Chown with dired over Tramp, from Windows machine

I launch dired over Tramp (from Win machine to Linux server): C-x d /plink:user@server|su:root@server:/path-to-folder-controlled-by-root/ Then I type "O" to chown a folder, but I get chown not ...
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How can I configure projectile to use my `grep-find-command`?

I have a customized grep-find-command. (custom-set-variables ;; custom-set-variables was added by Custom. ;; If you edit it by hand, you could mess it up, so be careful. ;; Your init file should ...
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Use Eshell with Tramp, from a Windows computer to a Linux server

I use a Windows computer to control servers through Tramp (with plink). Here's my setup: (setq explicit-shell-file-name "/bin/bash") (setq default-directory "/plink:user@server:~") Now when I run M-...
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opening org link in dired

[[D:/dev::line][code]] stores the link to my code directory. How can i used dired to open it in emacs. Currently with this code explorer opens the directory. I'm using Windows 7.
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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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Emacs cannot find virtual drive defined by MS Windows command `subst`

I am using spacemacs (0.200.13@26.1), but this should be applicable to vanilla Emacs too. The version of Emacs I'm experiencing this issue on is "GNU Emacs 26.1 (build 1, x86_64-w64-mingw32) of 2018-...
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Ipython code only executes from org-edit-special, not from org source code block

I am trying to setup emacs on a windows 7 machine, and having trouble executing python/ipython code blocks. I am able to send these code blocks to org-edit-special (C-c '), start a python process (C-c ...
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Emacs on MS Windows, typescript lsp server on wsl?

Long-time emacs user (38 years or so, not kidding). I'm on Windows 10, running native emacs 26.1. I'm doing some Javascript/Typescript (vue.js) development, using WSL for that world, still with the ...
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Disable left win key in Emacs for Windows

With AutoHotkey If I press the key Win alone, then nothing happens. That's true except with Emacs, because it opens the Windows menu. Is there a way to prevent it? Update: In AHK I have exaclty ...
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Sometimes Emacs gets stuck with non-working capslock key

I'm using Emacs 26.1 on Windows 10. Sometimes, the capslock key stops working: The key is activated but typing letters does not result in capital letters being inserted into a buffer. It works with ...
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Can't run Windows 10 Bash with ansi-term

I've got this error, when running M-x ansi-term C:/Windows/System32/bash.exe RET Spawning child process: invalid argument after running M-x debug-on-entry RET start-process RET when running M-x ...
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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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ein: [info] Failed to save notebook

I'm using Windows 10, Emacs 26.1, IPython 7.2.0, and ein 20190228.2008. C-x C-s gives the error: ein: [info] Failed to save notebook! . I'm able to save the files through the web interface. As per #...
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How do I use tramp to launch a remote PowerShell?

I'm trying to launch a PowerShell on a remote Windows system using tramp. So far all I've been able to do is start a PowerShell inside Emacs on the local (Windows) machine. What is the connection ...
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Windows versions of pretest releases

"Emacs pretest 26.1.92 is out!" reported a recent email. Are downloads of this available for the Windows platform? Where can I find them? Files here were last updated on 17 January 2019, so ...
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Alternatives to Git on Windows due to its slowness

I am forced to use Windows 10 on my job, so I use native Win32 Emacs. Also use Emacs on WSL (compiled from emacs mirror though tried the default Ubuntu 18.04 too). I tend to use more the one on WSL, ...
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How open text file by default with UTF-8 endcoding system?

Emacs 26.1, Windows 10 In my init.el: (set-language-environment "UTF-8") But when I open text file the Emacs not show correct Cyrillic text. Why? describe-variable -> buffer-file-coding-system ...
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How to kill a running process in compilation buffer in MS Windows?

I have tried using M-x kill-compilation and it doesn't kill the process (on Microsoft Windows). It just sends ^C, which makes my script to retry. When I try to M-x kill-buffer on the compilation ...

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