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Recommended Emacs for ORG-Mode (vanilla, emacs plus, doom, spacemacs)? Getting Things Done (GTD) Method?

This is just a general question in relation to emacs and it's specific use for ORG mode. I have always been miserable at planning and organization in daily life (keeping TODO list, general time ...
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How to remove spurious whitespace in `org-add-note` LOGBOOK drawer

When using org-add-note (C-c C-z) in Org, I'm unable to automatically remove whitespace that is inserted when finalizing the note and the text is filed into the LOGBOOK drawer. global-whitespace-...
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Italics not shown in block quotes in orgmode

In my blockquotes in org-mode, the fontification does not pick up on italics. I have looked at this question and answer that says it was fixed several years ago, but my issue persists. I have tried ...
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How to unbind the key for a specific map?

I use org, smartparens and use-package altogether. Sometimes I need to delete a heading and its subheadings. Without smartparens package I use the C-k key and it allows me to delete the heading itself ...
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org-mode delete all checked items

I use org-mode for my shopping lists and I would like to be able to remove all checked items in one action. i.e. [X] cotton buds [ ] cordial [X] milk [X] sugar In the list above remove all the lines ...
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Emphasize text snippets in source blocks

If one sets org-src-fontify-natively to t org source blocks are fontified according to the associated major-mode. That is fine. But, is it possible to emphasize text snippets within the source blocks, ...
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Search on org-mode tags directory-wide?

I have a large set of my own tags that I've added to org-tag-alist that I use liberally to tag headings throughout my org files. I would like to search throughout my org directory (recursively) on a ...
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Access Table data from from elisp using headline ID

I have a bunch of recipes under different headline, and each have an ingredient list specified as a table. I would like to access that table as an list in a src block using the headline id, same as if ...
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Format links or dates context sensitive in org-mode headings?

In org-mode I use headings with different font sizes decreasing with the # in org-level-#. In the following Examples, the font size is in brackets and size 5 > size 4 etc. Example: * Heading lvl 1 ...
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Locking an org-timer into the mode-line

Context. I frequently use org-mode timers The org-mode clock (which just displays the clock in the org-mode mode-line) A custom "target time" clock, which shows a point in time (either a ...
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How to remove indent on left margin and vertical line from src block when exporting org-mode to ascii?

When I export an org file to an ascii file, using org-export-to-ascii, I get some annoying lines on the left margin and an indent ,---- | .class{ | background:red; | } This is what I'm after: ....
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Resize inline images in org-mode to be fit a max size

In org mode, I am trying to resize inline images to fit a 100px x 100px square, which would be particular useful in the cases in which an image is much taller that wider, or vice versa. In other words ...
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Change org-log-done setting only for a subtree

In my configuration, I have: (setq org-log-done 'time) However, for one particular subtree, I want to suppress this behavior. So, closing any items here will not record a time. Can this be done by ...
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Doom emacs config does not fully load at start up

I am on Doom emacs, and have placed various scripts in my config file. These are mainly new keybindings and options for packages, e.g. (define-key org-mode-map (kbd "s-;") 'org-agenda) ; ...
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Org-mode hook following creation of a new <<<radio target>>>

I want to call org-update-radio-target-regexp as soon as org-mode recognises that a new <<<radio target>>> has been created (which seems to happen as soon as the third ">&...
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The export of external links in org files to pdf and html files

I have a problem with the export of external links in org files to pdf and html files. Let's say I have the two org files in the same directory: file1.org = here is the label of file1: <<label&...
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Org-Mode Startup not Rendering Theme Colors at Startup

System Info Windows 10 emacs 27.1 64-bit Description Basically, when I open a new org file, it appears to be a plain text document. However, I can clearly see that org-mode is activated, and this ...
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Looking for a function to determine if an org-mode entry has a tag

I can use (org-entry-get (point) "myproperty") to get the value of the myproperty property for the current org-mode entry. What about tags? Since a tag is either present or not, I was ...
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Org mode tables with Devanagari characters look misaligned

Here is the table: |----+-----------| | No | Name | | 1 | Mumbai | | 2 | मुंबई | | 3 | पुणे | | 4 | उस्मानाबाद | |----+-----------| With devanagari characters, the table cell ...
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Meta key sending some commands two times over Citrix VDI

I am using Emacs 26.1 on a Windows machine that I connect to via Citrix Viewer running on MacOS 11.1. I'm using left-option as my meta key. When using org-mode, the meta key is behaving inconsistently....
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How to know the list of possible commands when in a session?

For instance: When I am in C-c C-e (export), by pressing # you get extra options. How to know this? Another example: When in a helm session, by pressing C-c C-f, you activate helm-follow-mode. But ...
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Latex and Emacs

I have tried to export to Latex an Orgmode document that has some unicode characters not recognized (emojis). When compiling I get the error ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode character 🔥 (U+1F525) (...
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Org referencing title on #+HTML_HEAD_EXTRA

I have the following Org files: main.org #+TITLE: Main Document - Draft #+SETUPFILE: ../themes/main-theme/main-theme.setup * Test 1 main-theme.setup (CSS already loads correctly for HTML exports). # ...
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Can't evaluate plantuml in org-mode blocks

I have this weird error I don't understand : #+begin_src plantuml :file img/example-uml.png @startuml class Example { - value : Integer - other : Double + up() + down() } @enduml #+end_src This fails ...
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Org-mode navigate in list

How to navigate in same level list, with sub list in between? - one (cursor at the beginning) - two - three - four (move to this list) Tried C-up and M-a, but they go through each sub level, ...
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How to insert current time (hh:mm) in org mode without date

How can I insert the current time (format hh:mm) in org-mode without a date, i.e. just the time?
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orgmode - calculate difference between two remote tables

I use below code to calculate the difference between two columns from remote tables but the output is all zero! #+name: tbl1 | x | | 1 | | 2 | | 3 | #+name: tbl2 | y | | 1 | | 1 | | 1 | #+name: ...
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Is there a way to create a web link in an org-mode file which would cause the browser to load a page and then search for a text in it?

Running the command org-open-at-point on an external link such as [[./file.txt::foo][Link]] causes the file file.txt to be opened in a separate buffer and the cursor to be placed on the first ...
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Org mode + Gnu Octave session

I interact with the Gnu Octave's inferior mode and everything seems to be working fine there: octave> pkg load symbolic octave> syms x g = (x+1)/sqrt(x^2 - 1) simplify(diff(g,x)) octave> g = (...
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Strange behavior of org-agenda-files initialization

I am using emacs-27.1 build 1 and org-mode 9.3.7 under Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Situation 1: If I restart emacs and call org-agenda the 'Agenda for current week or day' shows only days of the week. I ran ...
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Doom Emacs start-up problems

Running Doom Emacs 2.0.9 on Emacs 27.1. In my init.el I have org-roam enabled like so: :lang (org +roam +journal) In my config.el I also load org-habits, hide it in initial agenda view and set-up a ...
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Fast way to copy a link at point in org mode

If the point is on a link on org mode, how can I copy the link (complete link, including url and description) directly into the kill ring without marking the whole link, killing it and yanking it ...
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How to git stage a just-tangled file in `org-babel-post-tangle-hook`

I want to create a org-babel-post-tangle-hook that does a git stage buffer-file-name. There is a boring technical issue I have, which is that I don't know how to call magit-stage-file from elisp so ...
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Emacs org-mode custom agenda view for each project

I have a project.org file that as a * Project subtree where each project I'm currently working on is tracked. I'd like to create a custom agenda view that separates out each project by project so I ...
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orgmode - define multiple line code as macro

How can I convert below code into a macro? #+REVEAL_HTML: <div class="absolute" style="left:60%;top:0%"> [[./sample.png]] #+REVEAL_HTML: </div> I try it as below but ...
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Reverting back to higher heading

Here is a sample text to illustrate my difficulty: * H1 L1 Some introductory text for H1 ** H2 L2 Some text relating to H2 L3 This is part of H2. But I would like it to be part of H1 only, not part of ...
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How to debug emacs config / need to rerun org-mode after startup

I run emacs on Windows and I start with this command: C:\path-to\emacs.exe -q --load "C:/path-to-git-tracked-config-folder/.emacs" --debug-init Emacs starts without error from --debug-init. ...
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org-babel-tangle error

I am experiencing a very unusual (concerning) error with my org-mode installation, and I am afraid that something might be broken. First, I have this setup in my .emacs file ;; Use my org-mode file as ...
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Org v9 and org-latex-preview incompatibility?

In the following MWE I start with a simple latex code block. I hit C-c C-c to generate the results, and get an export latex block, which I believe is consistent with org-version ≥9 (as opposed to a #+...
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orgmode - file link with line number export to html error

When I try to export below code to html, I got below error message: No match for fuzzy expression:2 org Code: * test #+begin_src python :results output drawer :exports results print("[[file+...
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org-mode conditional dir property

In org-mode, you are able to set the directory property for a heading in a straightforward manner by placing the following text under your heading of choice: :PROPERTIES: :DIR: ~/path/to/my_folder/ :...
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Cannot set correct size for variable pitch font in Doom Emacs

I am trying to use a variable-pitch font for Org-mode: (add-hook! 'org-mode-hook #'mixed-pitch-mode) I am specifying a variable pitch font that is normally renders much smaller than the fixed pitch ...
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How to disable the logging of timestamps for repeated tasks?

For example, if I have a repeating TODO such as * TODO item 1 SCHEDULED: [date] - State "DONE" from "TODO" [timestamp] How do I keep the third line from displaying? It ...
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error: Invalid face, org-level-1

(dolist (face '((org-level-1 . 1.2) (org-level-2 . 1.1) (org-level-3 . 1.05) (org-level-4 . 1.0) (org-level-5 . 1.1) (...
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Since update to org-mode 9.4 misaligned column view headers

I updated org-mode to 9.4. When I enter column view, the header is not in the correct size, so table columns are not below the respective header field. I use different font sizes for different org-...
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Manage JSON (comments) with org literate programming and tangle

I would like to manage a JSON config file with added comments on some key-value-pairs and explain options. Since it is not possible to comment in JSON, I thought about using org-mode literate ...
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Workflow to collect TODO notes from various files into an org agenda

I often want to add TODO notes inside of my latex files I am currently working on or inside of other source code files scattered around in my filesystem. The problem with this is that those TODO notes ...
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What is the mechanism by which org-export collates links for the summary?

I use org-export to generate my end of week email reports. One of the links I have in those reports is for mu4e searches. I have a helper function to translate them into something more useful: ;; ...
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Disable “10 repeater intervals were not enough”

I sometimes get the message: 10 repeater intervals were not enough to shift date past today. Continue? (y or n) When I mark a repeating TODO as done. I would not like to be asked this. In other words,...
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org: colorize clocked tasks by height and category

https://orgmode.org/worg/org-hacks.html includes a hook function to "Show Org Agenda tasks with height spacing based on clock time with org-agenda-log-mode." The four colors are applied in a ...

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