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an Emacs presentation feature that alters the appearance of a buffer’s text on the screen, without changing the buffer content

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Copy buffer content verbatim

Emacs uses overlays / prettify-symbols-mode / etc which modify how data is displayed to user. I like to copy visible content as I see it. For example I aligned columns in CSV file with M-x csv-align-...
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Change overlaid text of an outline header?

Q: how do I add a new outline header regexp but change the overlaid text? I often write presentations with Beamer in LaTeX. As such, there are a lot of frame (ie, "slide") environments: \begin{...
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Can I get emacs to display a grid?

The question is if there's anything like a "background display mode" or maybe a package that once installed would allow a background grid to be displayed in the editor window. The Eclipse IDE for e.g. ...
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How do you create a custom undo?

I have a package that creates overlays as annotations. Part of the functionality is to delete annotations too. It turns out neither of these seems to be undoable. I.e. if you add an overlay to text, ...
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Equivalent of add-face-text-property for overlays?

add-face-text-property is very convenient for adjusting the face of text based on text properties (Changing Text Properties). Q: Is there an existing equivalent to add-face-text-property to add face ...
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How can I stop an overlay from inheriting the properties of underlying text?

I'm using an overlay to display additional information next to Dired candidates, because modifying the Dired buffer directly prevents Dired from working properly. I'm displaying the text using a ...
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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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Make highlight-changes-mode untrack specific changes

I recently discovered highlight-changes-mode and I added it to my proofs-typesetting setup (LaTeX). I usually make some temporary changes to my buffer that I like not to be tracked (highlighted) when ...
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Redirect compilation mode hyperlink to external tool

I have a working compilation error matcher, that contains the path to a file. The compilation buffer correctly adds a hyperlink to that file and I can open it in emacs. However, the file in question ...