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

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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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setup to compile irony server on windows 10 with Msys2

when I try to install irony server on windows 10 the following output pops up. -*- mode: compilation; default-directory: "c:/Users/opimenov/AppData/Local/Temp/build-irony-server-1.3.1/" -*- ...
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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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Cygwin mintty cut will paste to notepad, but (sometimes) not to cygwin emacs. Why? mouse-yank-primary?

I'm running Windows 7, cygwin emacs-w32 26.1, and mintty 2.9.6. When I select text in mintty (using the mouse), and paste (using C-v) into Notepad (for example), it works the way I would expect it to....
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Emacs Windows: nil turns into nil symbol

I took my entire Ubuntu 18.10/Emacs 26.1 .emacs.d directory over to a Windows machine and have Windows Emacs 26.1 using it. Seems to work all right; haven't really stress tested it yet. However, ...
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AUCTeX with Sumatra PDF

I am syncing AUCTeX with Sumatra PDF on MSWindows. I used the instructions in https://www.barik.net/archive/2012/07/18/154432/ (I write here the setqs instead of customization) (setq TeX-source-...
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Org mode bullets

I am using org-bullets package but the rendering of unicode bullets doesn't seem correct to me. I tried changing the to different fonts without any success. Also I can't find anything related to ...
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byte-compile much slower in X (vs. -nw)

Setup Windows 10 host with X server (VcXsrv) Linux guest (Arch) in virtual machine (VMware) Benchmark (defmacro measure-time (&rest body) "Measure the time it takes to evaluate BODY." `(let ...
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erc-tls on Emacs/Windows: connection fails

Using erc-tls, I cannot connect to port 6697 on bnc.irccloud.com. Credentials are correct. Furthermore I can connect to that server with: Emacs running on Linux (to be specific, Termux in Android) ...
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Emacs26 on Windows 7, Why is Setting Mark shortcut toggling language instead?

I just installed Emacs26 on my Windows 7 64-bit computer and whenever I try setting a mark ctrl + <space>, it toggles the Windows language settings instead. M-x set-mark-command works as ...
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Opening file with emacsclientw, file name contains non-latin characters

My first post here about Emacs. I've spent days trying to figure out answer before posting here. I'm running Emacs 26.1 on Windows 10. The setup that I'd like to have is running a single instance of ...
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How to init emacs with an option (such as `--debug-init`)

This might be a very silly question, and that's maybe why there's no answer on the internet. I'm using Windows 10. And I tried to click on properties, and then change the ending of the file's name ...
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plantuml requires a header argument (Emacs 24 on Windows' Ubuntu Subsystem)

I'm trying to output images using plantuml-mode. It seems I have plantuml-mode installed successfully, as I can activate the major mode, but I am unable to evaluate using C-c C-c: PlantUML requires ...
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How to access (remote) MS Windows shared directory or files in Emacs25 running on Ubuntu 18.04

My question has already been asked here. However, the solution provided there didn't work for me. Through Ubuntu "Files" I am able to access the samba share with smb://DOMAIN;USER@IP_ADDRESS/...
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Emacs on cygwin: How to open file/directory on windows share

With Emacs running on Windows (without cygwin) I am able to open a remote (windows share) directory with C-x C-f //IPADDRESS/d$ RET command. With Emacs on cygwin, I tried /smb:IPADDRESS:/d$$ RET. ...
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Grep exited abnormally with code 2

Windows 10, Emacs 26.1 M-x shell grep here result: grep Usage: grep [OPTION]... PATTERN [FILE]... Try 'grep --help' for more information. Nice. Now I want to find files in temp folder: rgrep ...
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Tool to work with archive?

Windows 10, Emacs 26.1 I need the archive tool that in dired mode that can: work with many archive: zip, 7z, gzip and so on create archive from selected files in dired mode and folders (with ...
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What best tool to find files with content?

Windows 10, Emacs 26.1. I need to find all files that content specific text ,e,g. ("hello"). I need to specify: is case sensitive is search also in all subfolders to find by some text and by regexp ...
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Enter not sent to bash in shell buffer on Windows

I've asked this question: Emacs opens gitbash in new system window the solution make git bash run on windows but prompt was not read only. I've applied this solution Any way to make prompts and ...
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Quick Startup in Org-Mode?

There are two ways I start a new org-mode file: 1) I open Emacs and then by Ctr-x Ctr-f I type in the address of the location of where I want my file to be in. 2) I right click the place I want my ...