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

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Basic process management under Windows

I've got the following elisp: (setq proc (start-process "powershell" "*powershell*" "powershell.exe")) Unfortunately, I can't seem to get proc to do anything. For instance, in an normal shell, I ...
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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 can I keep the emacs window at a constant size when hiding/showing the menu bar?

I don't like to waste screen space, so usually I have the menu bar hidden. Sometimes, I'd like to show it nevertheless, so I have bound the "menu" key to menu-bar-mode. Works perfectly: (global-set-...
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ange-ftp problem on cygwin emacs

I've hit a brick wall with this. I'm running cygwin on a Windows 7 machine. I can't connect vai ange-ftp to an ftp server, hosted by godaddy.com. I do C-x C-f /username@ftp.foo.com: (to get a dir ...
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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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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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is 64 bit Windows actually faster?

Installing Windows 64 bit for Windows 7 is currently a massive pain Where is official 64-bit Emacs for Windows? (The manual said there is!) because although there are many roque cuts, GNU are not ...
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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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void-function lexical-let

I'm using this code on Xubuntu (emacs 24.5.1) but it throw error on windows (emacs 25.0.50.1 64bit) (defun ignore-error-wrapper (fn) "Funtion return new function that ignore errors. The function ...
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Alignment not working on one machine, but working on others?

Alignment is not working for me on my Windows machine, but it is on my Centos machine. I want to understand why. I first noticed the problem when I turned on linum-mode. Here's what it looks like ...
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Why am I getting an error while downloading Melpa packages in Emacs on Win7 OS

I am using Emacs on a Win7 machine. I have added the Melpa repo. in init.el. When I do M-x list-packages, I do get a buffer listing the packages from Melpa. But, when i try to download them, I get an ...
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Are there Emacs “starter kits” with few to no third-party packages required?

I've seen quite a few starter packages for Emacs (Starter kit, Prelude, etc), but all of them I'm aware of use lots of third-party packages downloaded from the various package repositories, such as ...
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Separate org-file-apps for export

I use org-mode for a lot of things, but two of them are now in conflict. The two use cases are (1) drafting assignments and exporting to LaTeX and (2) tracking my reference library using RefTeX. My ...
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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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Set the same font for different input languages in Windows

For example, if I set a default frame font to Terminus: ELISP> (version) "GNU Emacs 24.5.1 (i686-pc-mingw32)\n of 2015-04-11 on LEG570" ELISP> (add-to-list 'default-frame-alist '(font . "...
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Emacs and Gpg4win Opening input file error

Emacs 24.5.1 in cygwin x64, Windows 7, gpg (GnuPG) 2.0.21 (Gpg4win 2.2.0) Visited file ~/somefile.gpg Got error "Opening input file" "Can't decrypt" "Exit". Debugger entered--Lisp error: (file-...
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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 ...