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

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emacs org-mode error during installation in windows

While I try to install org-mode using M-x package-install RET org RET, I am getting the following error. I am new to both emacs and org-mode and using Windows 10. Debugger entered--Lisp error: (void-...
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File names encoding when running shell-command on Windows XP

I faced a problem when pdflatex launched from Emacs couldn't compile files whose name contained Russian characters. The same code worked on Linux, so I suspected that something is wrong with encoding ...
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eww ---> libxml2 library not found

Windows 10 (64 bit), Emacs 25.1. I try to open in Emacs some web page. E.g. www.google.com. So M-x eww Enter URL: www.google.com But I get error: libxml2 library not found
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Search with locale on Microsoft Windows

I'm using Emacs on MS Windows and suddenly I noticed that when I press C-s (incremental search) the prompt shows I-search [NL]: which I presume is my locale. I still can search incrementally but I can'...
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How to get proper hostname instead of NETBIOS name

I'm using emacs 25.2.1 on Windows with spacemacs (0.200.9). I also start emacs as a service using emacsclientw.exe --daemon. I'm attempting to get the current host name using (system-name) as follows: ...
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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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emacs ssh client on windows

I have emacs installed on linux machine, and for most times, I need to connect to the machine on my windows laptop, previous I use putty, but I found it has issue with emacs keybindings, some key ...
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How to setup VS2015 developer shell for cygwin emacs?

I have cygwin emacs running on a machine with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 installed. I would like (for a number of reasons) to set it up as a shell, so that i would be able to run its developer ...
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How to open system's command line at the directory of the current buffer?

Is there any easy way to open the system command line interface (e.g., cmd in Windows) at the directory containing the current buffer (if any)? Note that M-x shell open a command line interface within ...
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unicode.txt slowness

Moving around point (using the cursor keys) in Xah’s unicode.txt in fundamental-mode is noticeably slower than in an ordinary text file. Are the many non-ASCII characters the issue? Anything else? ...
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Unicode character display

Here's how some of the double-struck unicode letters display in my copy of Emacs for Windows: Here's how they display in Notepad: Version of Emacs: What's a good way to get Emacs to display all of ...
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About the environmental variables on different systems

I've a problem with this statement: (setq org-mobile-directory "~/Dropbox/MobileOrg") It works in Linux (and maybe in OSX too), because the tilde is expanded in /home/<me>/Dropbox/MobileOrg. ...
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Cannot access user folder in emacs

Here are my settings: Windows 10 64bit GNU Emacs 25.2.1 (x86_64-w64-mingw32) of 2017-04-24 I want to keep the HOME environment variable to by user folder C:/User/chanyoungs for other programs but it ...
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graphical emacs on windows - scrolling slow

I am using emacs 25.1, the "official" minGW build, on Windows 7. Opening a very simple text file, even with emacs -Q, leads to slow scrolling. Hit PgUp/Down and it takes time. This happens when I ...
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How do I test if my Emacs is in minGW environment?

I have a elisp script that needs to work across different OS platform. So I need to use the convert-standard-filename to make sure the filename confirms to OS standard. But I found Emacs for Windows ...
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copy paste from/to GUI Emacs not working — Windows 7

I have an issue with copy and paste from or to Emacs (GUI); as precised in the title, I'm using Windows 7. The Emacs version is 25.1.1 kill and yank are working properly though ; to copy or paste, I ...
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Problem with FTP connections under Windows

Say I have an org-link like [[file:/ftp:anonymous@ftp.gnu.org:]] to an FTP site that I would like to open in dired. Unfortunately, when opening the link, the following is prompted: Opening FTP ...
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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 show MS Windows drives in dired?

I'm beginning to think that dired (+ extensions) is the file browser I've always been looking for. Under Windows, however, dired does not allow to switch to other drives easily. While most things are ...
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MS Windows Tramp Remote Shell

I'm trying to open a remote shell after connecting to a machine using Tramp with the plink method on MS Windows. However every time I call shell it prompts me for 'Remote shell path' and suggests a ...
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DOS line endings in Cygwin break emacs

I started using Spacemacs with GUI Emacs on Windows and all was fine apart from using Tramp with plink so I decided to use Cygwin with emacs-32 (and Spacemacs) because there is proper ssh there. Now ...
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Where can I find emacs logs on Windows?

In this SO question Emacs 23.1.50.1 hangs ramdomly for 6-8 seconds on Windows XP the OP show logs from Emacs that may cause errors, where can I find those logs?
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How do I install emacs on windows 10 pro

I can't find a clear tutorial for how to do this on windows 10. Normally there are a few tricks required to get it running properly so I thought I would ask here before trying one of the windows 8 ...
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Is the single quote interpreted as repeating the character that follows the single quote?

When I copy some text with single quote and paste (by right clicking and choosing paste) into a emacs buffer with fundamental mode, the single quote seems interpreted as repeating the character that ...
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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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What is the equivalent of /sudo:root@localhost:/ in windows?

What is the easiest way to access files that require admin privilege in windows? I could see similar questions here and here. But I think this would be the right forum to find the best solution for ...
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Unable to close emacs sessions in Windows (after Hibernate or Sleep)

When an Emacs session is created and closed before either Hibernate or Sleep options are used in Windows-7, Emacs exits normally. But whenever either Hibernate or Sleep options are used with an ...
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Updated from 24.5.1 to 25.1, not respecting default app scaling

I use surface book with 3000x2000 native resolution scaled 200%. I just reinstalled (spac)emacs with 25.1 version and a new emacs frame will start the right size then immediately halve in size as it ...
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C-) not recognized on Windows 10

In my init file, I have C-) bound to a smartparens "slurp" command. This works great on linux, but when I try to use the same keybinding on my Windows machine, nothing happens. To troubleshoot on my ...
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Paste Windows clipboard with Shift-Insert but not by yanking

I am using Emacs 24.4 on Windows 10. I only ever use it in -nw (no-window) mode. I would like Emacs to paste from the Windows clipboard only on Shift-Insert and not on yank (Ctrl-y). I have tried ...
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.emacs location [duplicate]

I am trying to locate .emacs file . I have installed emacs auctex from a zip file obtained from ctan.org on windows 7. I tried to search.emacs within directory but nothing returned. Kindly help
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Why is the emacs-25.1-2 binary for Windows so big?

why is it so big? almost twice the size of 25.1 what's new with it?
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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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Spell checking and hunspell on windows (preferably from scratch)

I really need to get spellchecker on emacs (there are few who don't), and hunspell seems like the best option. The other options (aspell and ispell) are said to be ancient and also require a fair ...
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pull failed from magit, but pull works on command line (windows 10)

When pull from magit on windows 10 (spacemacs), the error is: 1 C:/Program Files/Git/mingw64/libexec/git-core/git … pull origin fatal: Could not read from remote repository. Please make sure you ...
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Projectile indexing won't work on Windows

I can't get helm-projectile-find-file to work on Windows. When I run it I get the error message "FIND: Parameter format not correct". Given how similar that is to the native windows find.exe default ...
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Under Windows, Emacs cannot handle encodings correctly for subprocesses, can it?

I have two simple text files on my D: drive, as shown below. D:\我.txt I D:\你.txt You After I execute M-x diff and type the correct filenames (Yes, I can input Chinese and filename ...
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In Emacs, how do you force using a fallback font?

Font and encoding (in a broad sense, internationalization) are causing problems in many software scenarios, like web browser and editor. The Unicode U+201C and U+201D are double quotation marks. ...
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Fresh install 24.5 on Windows 10 bash shell Linux 16.04 crashing on package manager

Fairly new to emacs, seemed super awesome for writing a lot of different styles. Got it working just find on my desktop using the new bash terminal - 14.04 - on my desktop. Did the exact same setup ...
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Calling a function when emacs process is killed (MS Windows)

I would like to call a function just before emacs exits. Normally the following can do job: (add-hook 'kill-emacs-hook 'my-function) Unfortunately when I shutdown the system (MS Windows) or ...
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How to remove ^M from org-babel code block executing on Linux from Windows OS?

My problem is that every line executing on the remote Linux machine seems to be including a trailing ^M (as is shown as ? in the file name apa? below). Content of my .org document: * Test #+...
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comint-exec with very large argument list on windows

I wish to start a command that has a very large argument list (10s or 100s of thousand characters) with comint-exec but when I do this on Windows it fails to start. The only error is apply: Spawning ...
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how to debug constant freezing with emacs org-mode on windows?

I use org-mode with emacs heavily. On LINUX, everything is great. When I have to use windows emacs regularly freezes and I have to kill via task manager and restart. Any suggestions on how I can ...
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Way to make a file read-only from dired?

Is there a way to make a file read-only from dired? This, this, and this are unclear to me. The manual has lots to say about marking/flagging via dired as well as operating on files, but I can't ...
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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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How to make emacs respect non-exe executables on windows?

I've installed flake8 for flycheck to use to check my python syntax. I installed flake8 in cygwin, using the python interpreter shipped with cygwin, which results in a flake8 file in C:\cygwin64\bin. ...
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How to open a file from Windows explorer in Cygwin Emacs

I currently have Cygwin Emacs installed on my Windows machine. I am wondering: Is there a way to open files from Windows Explorer in Emacs (which would be running in terminal mode in Cygwin). The ...
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Fixing keybindings of Emacs inside Putty on Windows

I have regularly tried, over the years, to run emacs through putty to get rid of the need to install a local X server. I remember the putty+emacs combination being abysmal in the past; and right now ...
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GUI Emacs sets the exec-path only from Windows environment variable but not from .emacs file

I use Emacs 25.1 on my Windows XP laptop both as a command-line app (on ConEmu terminal emulator with MSYS bash as the shell) and as the GUI Emacs. I mainly use Emacs to test and compile programs, so ...
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your emacs does not come with xwidget support… (Windows 10)

Just unzipped and started using Emacs 25.1, hoping to get a browser running in emacs. The instructions I found had me enter "M-x xwidget-webkit-browse-url" And then I'm asked to complete a command ...