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

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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....
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call-process and Hunspell (in Emacs 24.4)

I am having problems running ezwinports Hunspell 1.3.2-3 in Emacs 24.4.1 for Windows. When calling ispell-buffer with debug, I see the following functions are called. ispell-buffer -> ispell-...
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Prevent DOS prompt when using emacs as an 'alternate editor'

I have activated in Alpine email client the following setting in order to use Emacs as an editor when composing emails: [X] Enable Alternate Editor Implicitly Editor = ...
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How to change octal sequences into utf-8 text

When I copy non-ascii text from Windows and paste into Emacs, it shows up as an octal sequence. For example, if I paste ä into Emacs it shows up as \344. I could type C-q 344 to get the ä back in ...
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Managing Emacs key-bindings in other applications? [closed]

I'm relatively new to Emacs and like it a lot, especially the navigation commands such as: C-e, C-a, C-f, M-f, C-n, C-p, etc. Unfortunately, I often find myself trying to use them in other ...
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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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How to transfer special characters like äöü in the command line to emacsclient?

I try to create an interaction between Emacs and other applications, e. g. Microsoft Office. For example I have defined a VBA Macro in MS Outlook which starts a search in Emacs: strEmacsclientPath = ...
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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 TAGS file in Windows?

One way to look into the source code of any function in Emacs is to use the M-. (find tag). When I do this in Windows platform Emacs 24 I get Find tag: in the minibuffer asking to enter the name of a ...
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How to get colors in Magit diffs on Windows?

Color codes are not working on my Windows 7 box. I have working colors in Git Bash that comes with the Git install. Here is what I get:
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Running Emacs from Windows taskbar

When I want to switch between programs in Windows, I ordinarily use the windows key plus a number key to run a program from my taskbar. Most programs will either start running or, if there's already ...
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Using ELPA in batch mode on Windows fails

I posted this question to help-gnu-emacs, but haven't had a reply there, so perhaps this is a different audience. I have an automated test suite that downloads a few packages from ELPA to simulate a ...
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How do I bind Caps Lock to Control on Windows? [closed]

What are my options for making my Caps Lock key a Control key? Can this be done within Emacs?
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magit-push hangs on Windows

I'm using GNU Emacs on Windows, and I am unable to use magit-push to push my local changes to a remote repository. This happens with remote repositories regardless of if they are accessed with SSH or ...
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Magit on Windows: “searching for program: permission denied, git”

I installed Magit on Windows, but every time I use it, it give me the error: searching for program: permission denied, git even though I already installed the git software on windows. (it seems ...
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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 ...