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query-replace in keyboard macro

Let me define a keyboard-macro: I enter C-x (, then go to beginning with M-<, then type M-% to query-replace some occurrences of foo by bar. Out of 3 occurrences found, I replace only the last 2, ...
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Why do some commands terminate when leaving the minibuffer (isearch) while others don't (find-file)?

Occasionally I start to open a file, and before I select the file for some reason I execute C-x o before answering the prompt. Then everytime I try and run find-file again it complains about Command ...
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How to identify the source of a recursive edit?

Every once in a while I notice that the mode name on the mode-line says [Emacs-Lisp] instead of just Emacs-Lisp. I realise that this indicates a recursive edit, and I can get rid of it with C-M-c, but ...
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How to enable Backtrace?

I'm following the tutorial's "Making error": reproduced in the screenshot below. The manufactured error does not open the Backtrace window as it should. The same page says "It is possible to prevent ...
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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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Quitting minibufer works no more in 24.5.1?

In GNU Emacs 24.5.1, which comes with Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus the C-g does not abort the command like it used to do in earlier versions, which is annoying as it breaks the habit. There is C-] ...