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Blinking Paren Mode

I'm trying to get Paren Mode to be a little more clear, cause I can hardly see the other matching pair of parenthesis. Is there any way I could make this blinking yellow?;) I'm in gnome-terminal. Here ...
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Contextual insertion of duplicate surrounding parentheses

I frequently encounter the issue of having to insert an additional nest of parentheses (or some other delimiter) over an expression when misjudging how deep to nest my expression, especially for lisp. ...
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How to highlight matching brackets when the cursor is behind or in front of starting or ending brackets?

I am using Emacs: Highlight Brackets ()[]{}. I want to highlight matching brackets when the cursor is behind and front of starting and ending brackets. How can I accomplish this? foo ( "hello&...
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Background color of matching parentheses overlays the region background color

I have set lime as a background color for my region, and I also have enabled to highlight matching parens using (show-paren-mode 1). The issue I have is that when I exactly select the contents ...
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Expand parentheses with smartparens

I want to expand else {|} (second parentheses generated by smartparens) into else { | } which is the best sequence of keys or options?
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Check if a buffer's name ends with `.org`

I want to write a function to check if a buffer is an Org buffer. Here is my attempt. (defun org_bufferp (buffer) (if (bufferp buffer) ((setq buffer_name (buffer-file-name buffer)) ...
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show-paren-mode or similar to highlight multi-character parentheses

In latex, "parentheses" such as \(\), $$ and \[\] are constantly used. Is there a way to customize show-paren-mode or is there some other mode to highlight these multi-character parentheses in latex-...
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Move point inwards while counting number of nested parentheses without throwing an error

I would like to write a function that counts the number of nested parentheses while moving the cursor to the innermost bracket without throwing an error. (defun count-and-move () (interactive) ...
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How to delete surrounding brackets?

I'd like to be able delete the innermost brackets around the current point. What's a good way to do this? While the evil-surround package can do this, it needs to take a bracket type as input, so ...
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show-paren-mode only highlights when cursor is one character after closing parenthesis

Problem I have show-paren-mode enabled, but the highlighting behavior unintuitive. In particular, the matching parentheses are only highlighted in two situations as shown below (the second of which ...
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Accessing next/previous parenthesis instead of just the outermost one? (as with `syntax-ppss`)

syntax-ppss gives the surrounding parenthesis. Is it possible to get the next/previous parenthesis using this API? (which has the advantage of caching the syntax tree and working with multiple ...
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org-mode code block parentheses mismatch

Here's some emacs-lisp code in a babel block: #+begin_src emacs-lisp (defun factor (number) (labels ((*factor (divisor number) (if (> (* divisor divisor) number) (list ...
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How to highlight the current scope with C family languages?

While it's possible to highlight a block using the character under the cursor, is there a way to highlight the scope of the current cursor? I'm interested in something like QtCreator's block-...
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Spacemacs: How can I customize the highlight style of a matching parenthesis?

How do I change, in my .spacemacs, the style used to highlight the matching parenthesis?
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emacs regex to match balanced parenthesis

How can emacs lisp match balanced parenthesis? for example: "foo(bar(),hee()) out()" should be match "foo(bar(),hee())". I try below statement but it doesn't work: #!/usr/bin/env emacs --script (...
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init.el file loads, but not evaluating all of the expressions

for example (show-paren-mode t) not getting evaluated, I have to run this function every time even though it is in my init.el file and other
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How can I change the parentheses highlight style?

When the cursor in next to a parenthesis, bracket, or brace, it highlights it and the matching one (if any). This is expected. But by "highlights", I mean it entirely hides the things under a small ...
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Stop highlighting parentheses when I start typing

I use (show-paren-mode 1) to get help seeing where parentheses are. I have (setq show-paren-delay 2) to prevent intrusive highlighting when I don't need it. This is how it works now: Put cursor on a ...