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Questions tagged [minibuffer]

The minibuffer is a part of Emacs used to read in complex commands or arguments.

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Extending ido-find-file to call deadgrep produces minubuffer error

I'm trying to add a key binding to ido-find-file, so that it calls deadgrep from the current directory. Similar to how pressing C-d from ido-find-file calls dired. The problem is that both deadgrep ...
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ace-window cursor to minibuffer

How to configure ace-window to put the active cursor always into minibuffer when pressing a special key (like i.e. 'z'). Reason is: I think it would be more convenient to always just press 'z' for ...
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Increase minubuffer font size for quail mode completion

I am trying to increase the font size of the text overlay displayed in the minibuffer when using quail completion without success so far. Does anyone have any idea how to achieve this? EDIT: I was ...
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Prevent showing buffer reversion message while working in the minibuffer

Problem When the file underlying buffer foo is changed, Emacs shows Reverting buffer 'foo'. in the echo area. The problem is that it will do this even when I'm working in the minibuffer, and the ...
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Prevent Emacs from messaging when it writes recentf

I've configured Emacs to save recentf every five minutes by using this code: (run-at-time nil (* 5 60) 'recentf-save-list) It works great, but after writing recentf Emacs feels it has to tell me ...
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In minibuffer forward through search history M-p not work

Windows 10, Emacs 26.1 Steps: Start Emacs Open *scratch* buffer. C-s text C-g C-s visit C-g Nice. Now I want to go backward and forward through search history with M-p and M-n respectively. But I ...
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Browse url at point when clicking and pressing super

I am trying to make emacs open the url displayed under the current point when I left click and press the super key at the same time. I am trying with this code but it does not work (global-set-key (...
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Ido mode - autocomplete in interactively mode

windows 10, emacs 26,1, ido mode I use ido mode. Suppose I start some command M-x magit Then TAB The possible completions are many and fill the screen: I need to continue typing and press TAB to ...
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What are the implications of working in multiple layers of recursive-edit?

I'm not sure if I fully understand the use-cases of recursive edit. Nor am I sure if I worded this question correctly. But every now and then when I'm doing something I'll look at the minibuffer and ...
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Run function at the end and begin of any minibuffer interaction

I tried to advice read-from-minibuffer and read-string but nothing worked. For example, when I called yes-or-no-p, no advice handlers were called. Is there general way how to detect that user is ...
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What is the variable for having multiple minibuffers?

I remember a while back that I could open a minibuffer within a minibuffer. But now I can't seem remember what the variable was or if it was package specific. I'm using Ivy, Swiper, and Counsel. ...
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How show minibuffer's history of commands

windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Helm I open buffer scratch and execute 3 commands sequence: M-x I-search helm-occur replace-string here sreenshots: Nice. It's work fine. But now I want to show in list ...
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Minibuffer for each window

Is there a way to have a minibuffer window for each window? I don't want recursive minibuffers, just one per window so that I don't have to look to the bottom of the screen when editing a window ...
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Scope minibuffer history to specific Counsel commands

If I run bookmark-jump and use invoke M-p, it cycles through the history of bookmarks specifically. If I run counsel-bookmark-jump, M-p cycles through the generic minibuffer history, which is more or ...
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Can't switch input sources in the minibuffer during Isearch

Incremental search doesn't allow me to switch between different input sources, e.g. US English to French, when I'm typing my search string into the minibuffer. Is there a way to fix this? It happens ...
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How to prevent Text is read-only error inside minibuffer after typing C-x h and typing text

When This is reproducible in emacs -Q in my version of GNU Emacs running on my Ubuntu machine: GNU Emacs 25.2.2 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.22.21) of 2017-09-22, modified by Debian The ...
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Which faces do Ivy/Counsel use in the minibuffer?

Which faces are being applied to the indicated text, i.e. the strings 3114, M-x, and C-x C-c, in the following screenshot? I am using the packages Ivy and Counsel, in case that is relevant.
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Disable ipython show output in minibuffer

I am using Ipython 3.6.3 with Emacs(elpy enabled) 25.2.2 on Kubuntu 17.10. I realize that sometimes output of Ipython keep showing at minibuffer, which is very annoying. But, I cannot find the value ...
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How can I disable the vertical scroll bar on just the minibuffer?

Look at this tiny scroll bar (circled in red): I think I could use the elisp function set-window-scroll-bars, but I don't know how to specify the minibuffer.
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Mirroring minibuffer contents at point

I have a huge screen, looking down at the minibuffer and then back and forth between my code and the minibuffer (e.g. if I'm isearching) is somewhat annoying. As such I'm wondering if there is a way ...
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Revert buffer messages in echo area obscure minibuffer

My issue is that when I switch git branches in a project, each file that changes needs its buffer to revert, and this message is spat to the echo area for each file. If I try to run a command from the ...
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How to make minibuffer always use the input method of the main buffer?

I use different input methods in different buffers. I would like to have M-x and generally any minibuffer input automatically use the input method of the buffer I am currently working in. How can I ...
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Call function interactively and set initial content

I would like to call a function (find-file) interactively and then set the initial content of the mini buffer to my server's home folder. I got as far as using call-interactively, but after that I'm ...
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Display path and filename in a minibuffer

Eval this code: (defun xx-display-filename (filename) "" (interactive "Ffilename: ") (message (concat "Filename is: " filename))) Let's assume that I am editing a ~/.emacs.d/personal/custom.el ...
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Org-capture prompt input method

Can I make it so that an org-capture prompt "%^{greek}" automatically switches the minibuffer input method to Greek?
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In helm-swoop minibuffer, insert text saved in registers

This is my usecase: Open file1 store the text in register a using C-x r s a Go to another place, store the text in register a using C-x r s b Go to file, store the text in register a using C-x r s c ...
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How copy content of minibuffer to kill-ring?

Windows 10, Emacs 25, Helm How copy content of minibuffer to kill-ring?
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Read-string does not always return a value

I have written a small function to search MDN docs and display them on the browser. However, sometimes the function does not work and an empty query is made. My code is as follows: (defun search-...
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How to show completions in minibuffer instead

Is there a simple way to make it so that the *Completions* buffer that pops up when, say, tab completing on a find-file doesn't create a new buffer but shows the possible completions in the minibuffer?...
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How to use yasnippet's tab expansion in minibuffer?

I use yasnippet to insert some symbols (e.g., ✔), and I would like to do that in minibuffer too. When I press TAB in minibuffer, it said " is undefined". How to define it to use yasnippet? Is it ...
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How to use describe-key in Helm results buffer?

While in the results buffer of helm-projectile-grep, I know I can use C-<up> and C-<down> to visit the files with the matches, but I would like to rebind those keys. Normally I would use ...
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Call a function and insert text in minibuffer prompt

I'd like to define a key binding that calls a function and inserts some default input in the function's minibuffer prompt. For example, I'd like to call the command ivy-switch-buffer and automatically ...
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Aliases on minibuffer for quick switching of directories

I would like to know if there is an easy way for me to jump to specific folders when specifying paths in the minibuffer. For example, when I do find-file and my current directory is in ~ and I want ...
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Using evil in the minibuffer

evil-mode does not seem to bind keys in the minibuffer. Is there a way to use evil in the minibuffer? It's hard to use Vim-style keybindings everywhere BUT the minibuffer.
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Using minibuffer while the cursor is on a org-ref citation link

When I run (y-or-n-p "Prompt") while the cursor is on an org-ref citation link, the prompt appears for a second and then disappears again to continue displaying the information about the article ...
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Temporarily preventing helm from reading the mini-buffer

I use helm to select research papers for citation. I am currently trying to implement a command that would sort papers based on multiple criteria selected by the user. The input for this command (i.e. ...
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customize evil ex prompt

I'm wondering if there's any way, even if via advice or re-definition, to customize the evil ex prompt. Sometimes I invoke it instead of M-: to evaluate an expression, so I was thinking of showing a ...
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How to highlight search tool matches in minibuffer?

These search tools list results in the minibuffer, but the matches are not highlighting: SPC s a f (ag) SPC s g f (grep) SPC s k f (ack) SPC s t f (pt) Help describe does highlight matches. Would ...
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What is “Symbol Highlight Transient State”?

Pressing * (spacemacs/enter-ahs-forward) works like visual star in Vim, except for the mini buffer: What is "Symbol Highlight Transient State" in the mini buffer about? Where is the documentation ...
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Bind keys differently when in any minibuffer

I normally use my keypad numbers to perform various navigation commands, but one of those commands is goto-line, and when I'm in the minibuffer entering the line number, I want my keypad to run self-...
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Using company-mode completion with read-from-minibuffer

The following code (mostly coming from here) creates a company-mode back-end and binds TAB to it: (require 'company) (defconst sample-completions '("procedural" "functional" "high-level" "low-...
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Tab completion in minibuffer moves cursor out of minibuffer

Problem: When pressing TAB in the minibuffer to get completions, the cursor is moved to the window of whatever file I am editing. Expected result: Pressing TAB in the minibuffer should keep the ...
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C-g has stopped breaking out of commands like `C-x C-f` and `M-x` in graphical emacs-25

I have always used C-g (ie keyboard-quit) to break out of commands like M-x and C-x C-f. At some point not too long ago this stopped working. All that happens is that Quit flashes in the minibuffer ...
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Advance minibuffer-line to show things on the right site, even if mini-buffer is in use

I know there is minibuffer-line to display things in the minibuffer if it is not in use. I would like those things to be displayed from the right in the minibuffer, even if it is in use, how would i ...
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gpg password entry in minibuffer, not popup

On a new install Debian Stretch GNU Emacs 24.5.1 gpg (GnuPG) 2.1.18 libgcrypt 1.7.6-beta pinentry-gnome3 (pinentry) 1.0.0 ls - /usr/bin/pinent* /usr/bin/pinentry -> /etc/alternatives/pinentry /...
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Tab completion in minibuffer: case insensitive

When the minibuffer offers tab completion, how can I make that case-insensitive? Preferably a global setting that makes any completion – a filename, a command, ido, etc. – obey that setting.
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How to make exceptions to bind-key* overriding behavior?

I like binding M-n to make-frame, so I have the following in my init file: (bind-key* "M-n" 'make-frame) The * form of bind-key allows me to override other minor-mode M-n bindings. But when I'm ...
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Can I write Information into the mini-buffer (like an extra mode line)

I was wondering if it is possible (with any reasonable amount of work) to write infos into the mini buffer (because not every window needs to tell me the time for example).
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Can't get out of minibuffer completion

Since upgrading from v. 24 to v. 25 [OSX 10.11.6] I find myself frequently fighting with minibuffer completion, as typing a tab after doing switch-to-buffer. ^G just beeps, and the completions ...
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How do I change the color of the prompt in the mini-buffer?

I am using the zenburn theme and my mini-buffer prompt is unreadable (image attached). Please help me. I am just learning emacs.