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

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How to build Emacs master branch (aka trunk) on MS-Windows

I took the plunge today and started out on my quest to build the most recent Emacs master branch developer build -- aka Emacs Trunk -- for MS-Windows. I found an old blog and went through the ...
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What is the relationship between Emacs and various spellcheckers (ispell, etc.)?

A. Is there a spellchecker built in to Emacs? This seems to say that there is a "built-in ispell package" that "handles spell-checking and correction". The manual (Emacs > Fixit > Spelling > 16.4) ...
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Where Is The .emacs file in Windows 8.1?

Hi all so last night I started using Emacs and I enjoyed it. Now I am looking to customize the look to the solarized port of Emacs. Now question is where is the .emacs file in windows 8.1? I have ...
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How do I install GnuTLS for Emacs 25.1 on Windows?

I just upgraded Emacs on my Windows 10 machine from 24.5 to 25.1. For Emacs 24.5 I had GnuTLS correctly setup and for 25.1 I did what I thought I remembered I did: Got prebuilt Emacs binaries from ...
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Magit extremely slow in Windows. How do I optimize?

I am forced to use Windows 10 for a project. Yes, I would rather use GNU/Linux. To keep my sanity, I've tried to regard Windows as a bootloader for Emacs :) Unfortunately, Magit (one of my favorite ...
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Git Bash in emacs on Windows

I can run the Bash shell that comes with Git for Windows. I put this in my .emacs: (defun git-bash () (interactive) (let ((explicit-shell-file-name "D:/Program Files/git/bin/bash")) (call-...
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How do I set a different location for the dot emacs .emacs file on Windows 7?

I am using a Windows 7 computer and do not have administrator access. Therefore I can not place a dot emacs file in the root directory. Is there a way for me to specify a different location for ...
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Set up Emacs on Windows to start a single instance and open files in the existing instance

I am particularly interested in the full Windows experience including: Automatically starting a server if one is not already started How to call emacs so that it utilizes the server (e.g. from ...
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Pasting Text from Clipboard - why ^M instead of linebreaks?

I'm using some VBA scripts which copy Text in MS Outlook from an e-mail message and send it to the clipboard. If I then paste the clipboard content with Ctrl-Y in Emacs 24.5.1 in Windows 7, the ...
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Hunspell flyspell and Emacs on windows

I know this has been asked many times, but the answers don't seem to do it for me. How do you get Flyspell to work with hunspell? After installing the hunspell executables via mingw-64-hunspell ...
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Where is official 64-bit Emacs for Windows? (The manual said there is!)

I usually download Emacs for Windows from the official GNU site: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/ The latest version is: emacs-24.5-bin-i686-mingw32.zip I'm curious that why there's no 64-bit? ...
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Easiest way to install Emacs Windows support libraries

I installed binaries of Emacs 24.4 for Windows and want to install the support libraries described in the Emacs for Windows README. The latest precompiled libraries are available from the ezwinports ...
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Comparing two text files on a Windows system

Since ediff-files and ediff-buffers result in apply: Searching for program: no such file or directory, diff error on windows machines. How to compare two files using Emacs on a windows system?
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aspell with emacs 26.1 on ms windows

After updating emacs to version 26.1 on a windows machine, I get the following error message from flyspell: Error enabling Flyspell mode: (c:/Program Files (x86)/Aspell/bin/aspell.exe release 0.60 or ...
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Org-babel invoking cmd.exe

Is there a simple configuration to get org-babel to invoke cmd.exe that doesn't involve modifying the org-babel source? Googling for ["org-babel" sh "cmd"] finds this email list discussion from 2010: ...
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Emacs dev builds for MS Windows

Is there anywhere I can download a pre-compiled executable of the Emacs development version, all built and ready to run on Windows? Doesn't have to be a daily build. Anything from the last month or ...
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Emacs on Windows 7 very slow when computer is outside company network

I'm using GNU Emacs 24.3 on Windows 7 and normally I don't have any problems with speed/responsiveness. I'm launching Emacs with runemacs.exe However, when I am travelling and try to connect to my ...
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How to use different fonts based on the language of the currently active keyboard layout?

I want to make Emacs aware of the language I input -- in my case, Arabic, English, German -- so that I can use different fonts for each of them. So, for example, I'd like Emacs to use the following ...
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Emacs - Path to Python interpreter

I've got python 3.6 in this directory: D:\Python36 How can I set in .emacs path to python 3.6 interpreter?
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Play Org-Pomodoro sounds

I am running Emacs version 25.0.92.1, Spacemacs 0.105.x, Windows 7. In my .spacemacs, in dotspacemacs/user-config I have: ;; Org ;; Org-pomodoro (setq org-pomodoro-length 25) (setq org-pomodoro-short-...
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How to start Emacs without the cmd.exe window (on MS Windows)?

It says emacs/bin/emacs.exe. If it's not necesarily useful, I'd like to stop it from starting with emacs. The extra window is messing me up a bit.
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How to access os clipboard using Emacs + Evil

How can i yank to/from windows clipboard when using: Windows 7 (x64) GNU Emacs 24.4.1 (x64) Evil 1.0.9 and having (setq x-select-enable-clipboard nil) in my .emacs? (I put this line there because i ...
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Windows: Open files by default application

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Dired+ In my folder "test" I have different file: So I want when press Enter on file 97_things_for_programmer.pdf to open this pdf file by my default application - Adobe ...
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Emacs sometimes fails to save files

I'm experiencing a weird problem with Emacs on Windows where sometimes, after a while, the current buffer I'm in throws an error when attempting to save the file. I can't seem to reliably reproduce ...
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Can't Install org Through Package Manager

I'm trying to upgrade org in my setup by following the instructions here but I don't see org listed as an option. The instructions say to report it as a discrepancy but I'm thinking it's more likely ...
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How to set emacs to recognize backtick and tilde with a Colemak keyboard layout?

I've just installed emacs 24 on my Windows 7 32-bit OS. Usually, I activate Colemak keyboard layout and use it to do all sorts of typing (in browsers, spreadsheets or word processors). It works fine ...
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How to make size of Emacs frame persistent?

When I start Emacs (by clicking on a desktop icon), its frame is too big for the screen, so the mode-line/mini-buffer area is not visible. It's not difficult to resize and reposition the frame, but ...
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Why do paths start with “c:/c/…” in windows emacs when I use 'next-error'?

I'm using native windows emacs together with mingw. When there's a compile error, the *compilation* buffer looks like this: make -C .. make: Entering directory `/c/Users/m.grunwald/Documents/Projects/...
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Can't get grep search in helm-projectile working?

I got thankfully introduced to use helm and helm-projectile for all the goodies it has and especially the helm-projectile-grep-search. I must say, this supercharged Emacs by a long shot. I learned ...
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Emacs opens gitbash in new system window

I've try to follow this question and sulution Git Bash in emacs on Windows I have this function: (prefer-coding-system 'utf-8) (defun git-bash () (interactive) (let ((explicit-shell-file-name "C:/...
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Why does emacs dired not display the same files as the Windows “Explorer” (e.g. Windows/System32/config)

(Emacs 24.3.1 i386-mingw-nt6.1.7601 of 2013-03-17 on MARVIN) Emacs dired of C:Windows/System32/config displays only the directories: '..' 'systemprofile' '.' 'TxR' 'RegBack' 'Journal' in the ...
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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 ...