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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 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 configure latest 32-bit emacs & AUCTeX in Windows 7?

I'm on Windows 7, 32-bit processor and I'm trying to set up emacs and AUCTeX with RefTeX. I've followed Joachim Schlosser's english guide and Youtube tutorial in German (even if I don't understand ...
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Open Russian file names on windows?

In emacs on Windows 8.1 I can't open a file if its full name contains Russian letters [and generally any non-ascii char]. For example, if I try to open D:\ББББ\test.txt I get: I find a config which ...
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Emacs on Windows: `shell-command` hangs when process wants input

I am using Emacs on Windows 8. Some processes when run through shell-command will request interactive input, notably commands like git push (which will ask for user name and password). Sometimes I ...
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How do I set up hunspell on a Windows PC?

I have my hunspell dictionaries at C:\hunspell\. It contains .dic and .aff files for three languages: en_GB, en_US, and nb_NO. The descriptions I find on the web about how to make hunspell work in ...
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A possible incompatibility between `toggle-frame-maximized` and a mode using `visual-line-mode`

I have (toggle-frame-maximized) in my init file. If I enable the ospl-mode (btw very handy mode) given in the answer https://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/473/, then I minimize the frame, Emacs (GNU Emacs ...
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What variables are needed in init file in order to run eww in emacs 24.5.1 for windows?

I'm using emacs on windows, output of "emacs-version" outputs GNU Emacs 24.5.1 (i686-pc-mingw32) of 2015-04-11 on LEG570 I added the missing libxml2.dll, (downloaded from ezwinports) in the emacs ...
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How to detect Windows XP vs Windows 7 in startup file?

Presently, I'm testing for windows like this in my startup for Emacs v23.1.1: (if (eq system-type 'windows-nt) (load-library "visual-basic-mode")) However, this is true for both Windows 7 and ...
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Composition of the Arabic letters Lam and Alef in Emacs

When I insert the character ل (the Arabic letter Lam) followed by ا (the Arabic letter Alef) the result would be لا. In other text editors when I have the word لا I can mark (select) each of its ...
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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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Hunspell: encoding of personal dictionary

I am using hunspell 1.3.2 (on Windows) for spell checking, and I've been trying to make a personal dictionary. It works just fine, except the encoding is garbled. Whether I encode the personal ...
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Emacs hang after installing GTK3 in windows 7

I was led to this place by @Chris from stackoverflow. My original question and steps I have taken (thanks to Chris' suggestion) and outcomes are at : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/30972920/emacs-...
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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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GnuTLS / OpenSSL hangs on Windows when accessing Gmail

I am trying to set up Gnus (on Emacs 24.5) on Windows to access Gmail through IMAP and it seems like the connection is choking when it attempt to connect to the IMAP server. (Seems like Gnus is not ...
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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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Multiplatform solution to view pdf files in Emacs

I'm searching for solution for viewing .pdf files in Emacs on both Linux and Windows platform. Here is list of my requirements: Outline (view, use to navigate) Follow links Search text Basically I'...
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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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How to avoid typing “space” after “^” for moving up in directory in dired?

^ is the key binding for moving to the parent directory in dired ("Up directory"). However, in Gnu Emacs on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit with my German keyboard layout, it is not sufficient to type "...
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how to enter into visual block mode in evil on windows?

in VIM on MS Windows, I could use C-q to enter into visual block mode. How about in evil? I tried the same but it doesn't work.
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Fullscreen with no titlebar and no menubar in MS-Windows

Is there a way to easily switch to no-distractions writing environment in Emacs for MS-Windows? I would prefer to have Emacs started without window titlebar and without menubar and have that without ...
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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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ag-dired can't find any file

Searching for helm.el with ag.el in the Helm directory produces this error: d:/emacs/share/emacs/site-lisp/helm/helm-1.7.0/: ag --nocolor -g 'helm\.el' "d:/emacs/share/emacs/site-lisp/helm/helm-1....
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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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Problems with backslashes in hyperlinks in Emacs org-mode on Windows

I'm struggling again with Emacs 24.4 and org-mode (version 8.3beta (release_8.3beta-1013-g187dae`` @ c:/Users/mbec.POLYWBR/Documents/sorga/org-mode/org_current/lisp/) I'm having problem with paths ...
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How to bind CTRL-<home> and CTRL-<end> to beginning/end-of-buffer in Emacs?

Using PuTTY to connect to Linux from Windows and running Emacs: How do I bind CTRL-<home> and CTRL-<end> to beginning-of-buffer and end-of-buffer respectively? I've been searching the web ...
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Org-mode: No images to display inline

I am trying to display images in org files. I have used links such as [[file:~/path/to/image.png]] When I click on the link, it gives me another buffer in which there are only symbols. When I put ...
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How would one make sure that the .emacs (init file) automatically initializes when you open Emacs?

How would one make sure that the .emacs (init file) automatically initializes when you open Emacs? I am currently running on Windows, if it's relevant. Thus far I have to locate and evaluate the ....
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Tramp ediff problem MS-DOS style path detected

I'm using tramp to edit files remotely. Now I would like to ediff two files which are at the remote location. The problem is, I get the following warning, which prevents using ediff completely. ...
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Kill ring not synchronizing with clipboard in Windows

I have been using Emacs 24 on Windows 7 for almost a year without any issues. But recently, kill-ring in my Emacs has stopped synchronizing with clipboard (actually whatever I copy from within Emacs ...
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How do you prevent Meta (alt) in MS Windows 8 from opening the Windows start menu

Trying to use Emacs in MS Windows (operating system), which I acknowledge is not ideal. However, whenever I attempt to use the Meta key the tiled start menu appears serves as a disruption and makes ...
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Installation of php-mode on Windows?

I want to install the php-mode on my windows 7 machine. I went through documentation of the cited website and there is no mention of what should be extra required to run this mode. Obviously, the PHP ...
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Using find command on windows

I'm running GNU Emacs on Windows 7 and was just wondering how to set up emacs so the "find-name-dired" command works. When I try using find-name-dired to recursively search for files I get this: find ...
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How to install a package manually

I would like to install the projectile package manually since the repository is blocked by a firewall. I have downloaded the file projectile.el from the [package homepage][1] put it together with ...
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meta-data related to the current buffer

How can I retrieve the date/time of the creation of the current file (file-date-time-of-creation) on my system? The same question can arise for the size. A related question was asked here. This is a ...
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cygwin/emacs (v24.4.1) behind firewall proxy package install 0 sized files

I'm a recent Vim "convert" (and yet love most of it), still I have an issue with installing packages using cygwin/emacs. The related configurations are (I have $http(s)_proxy set up as environment ...
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How do I set up my .emacs.d folder on Windows?

I am using the latest version of Emacs on Windows 7. I unzipped Emacs to: C:\Users\MyName\OneDrive\emacs .emacs.d is in: C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Roaming I would like to have to set up .emacs.d ...
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Where do DLLs go for Emacs 24.4.1 on Windows 7?

I'm getting the message "zlib library not found" when I start emacs and I found that I need to download zlib, which is fine. Then I need to put the DLL somewhere, but I can't find where that should be....
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Powerline separators on Windows — create XPM image?

I'm running Emacs 24.4.1 on Windows 8, and am unable to get powerline to display the fancy separators (arrows, etc). There are a handful for packages and forks that implement powerline for Emacs, of ...
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Emacs-native solution to searching files

When I use Emacs on a Linux OS, I search through files with rgrep. On Windows machine this takes some additional setup. Is there an Emacs-powered solution for searching through multiple files that ...
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Visual Basic mode doesn't work after update

I'm on Windows. I updated my emacs to 24.4. Now, when trying to open a file that has its extension mapped to the Visual Basic mode at http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/visual-basic-mode.el, I get these ...
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Drag the weblink of a file to a dired folder to save in that folder

Assume that I am visiting a folder (directory) on my system by M-x dired in Emacs. Also assume that I am visiting a webpage like http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/pdf/ by the default web ...
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Antialias in windows? (emacs 24.4)

This is a simple question: how to set the antialias attributes in emacs? I am using GNU emacs 24.4 in windows 7. If I put this line in init.el: (set-face-attribute 'default nil :font "Georgia 15" :...
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How can I connect the configuration of emacs-x32 of cygwin and windows emacs

I used to use windows emacs, and store my configuration in the C:/User/admin//Emacs/.emacs.d/init.el. Because I would like to use gnus which is not lucky to access in windows emacs, I plan to change ...
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Why cannot thumbnails be created by image-dired?

when I view png images in Dired-mode there is no problem but when I try to view the thumbnail of it (C-t d), it fails and throws this error: could not create thumb of <filename>. M-: of ...
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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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How to invoke Emacs from MS DOS prompt with a function with argument?

Inspired by the question Launch emacs with ediff-files (of ediff-directories) from command line and the answer https://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/3623/2609, I tried emacs --eval '(set-background-...
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What coding system should I use for one Emacs configurations for both unix and Windows?

I set the coding as utf-8, and I got many ^M from eshell on Windows. There's utf-8-dos and utf-8-unix. I would like to use the same configuration file on both unix and Windows. I guess there are many ...
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Is it possible to figure out which package/script takes most of the startup time?

I used to run Emacs on Linux using Emacsclient, it is really easy and great experience: emacs --daemon emacsclient When I work on a Windows machine, Emacs starts very slow. It seems there's no ...
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Hard and soft links (junctions) under Windows

Let us assume to run the following commands creating links in the Windows prompt (terminal): > mkdir fooDir > echo hello> fooDir\foo > mklink /d fooDirSym fooDir > mklink /j fooDirJunc ...
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Emacs doesn't display JPEG files correctly

PNG images displays well on my computer, but the JPEG images are displayed incorrectly as small boxes as shown in the following image: I'm running Emacs 24.4 under Windows 7. And I compiled libpng16....