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is for commands to move text up and down and sideways in a window. Scrolling forward moves the buffer text upwards and scrolling backward moves downwards. Horizontal scrolling moves the buffer text left or right. Emacs provides many functions, key bindings, and programming facilities for scrolling.

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Why is scrolling line-by-line so much slower compared to vi-mode?

I was wondering if anyone has faced this issue before or is just me loosing my mind? It seems that C-n and C-p are so slow and sluggish compared to the j and k keys when using evil-mode. Is there any ...
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How to prevent scroll up doing nothing when the value is too big?

When calling (scroll-up N) with a large value that would exceed the buffer length - nothing happens. For example: (global-set-key (kbd "<f4>") (lambda () (interactive) (scroll-up 10000))) ...
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Possible to smooth scroll using pixel and line offsets?

I'm running into an odd problem scrolling by pixels, it seems calling scroll-up doesn't properly handle pixel scrolling (set-window-vscroll). This is a simple test that attempts to scroll up by ...
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How to perform interactive auto-scroll?

Is it possible to activate a blocking 'scroll' mode that uses the vertical position of the cursor and a timer? This is handy because you can move the cursor to a certain Y-delta to maintain a fixed ...
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Filter to track end of process output in buffer by default

Taking advice from the manual as per this link: https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/elisp/Filter-Functions.html I've created a filter for a process I'm running under emacs. (defun ...
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How to repeatedly move forwards or backwards by a screenful of text?

I tried C-u 1 C-v, which based on the documentation should repeat C-v one time. Unfortunately, it only ends up scrolling a line instead of a screenful. Any guidance appreciated.
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After change from Ubuntu to Lubuntu the mouse wheel (scroll) doesn't work without pressing CTRL together

When I try to scroll with mouse I receive a message saying Wrong type argument: commandp, mouse-5 or Wrong type argument: commandp, mouse-4. This happens after I tried a lot of random fixes. Before ...
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How to change line COUNT for for evil-scroll-up

How to change line COUNT with C-u or C-d for evil-scroll-up or evil-scroll-down? From Spacemacs help: C-u (evil-scroll-up COUNT) C-d (evil-scroll-down COUNT) If COUNT is not specified the function ...
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Line numbers break scroll margin

I'm trying to set a scroll margin to emacs with the scroll-margin variable, but I've noticed that when you do that and you have display-line-numbers-mode enabled, the scrolling doesn't work properly ...
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Automatically scroll *compilation* window, beside source-buffer window

I edit C in two windows side-by-side, source on left, compilation results on right. I have F5 bound to recompile. Currently I have to do: F5 to run make, Move to *compilation* buffer in right ...
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cannot rebind M-p [closed]

I try to customize the scrolling experience within Emacs and for that rebound M-n and M-p to a new functionality, namely (global-set-key "\M-n" "\C-u20\C-v") (global-set-key "\M-p" "\C-u20\M-v") ...
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“Negative” scrolling, or: actually recentering first line

Usually, there's some extra "virtual" space shown at the bottom of a buffer, which makes the visual appearance of a file longer than it actually is. This is quite convenient, e.g., if you're trying ...
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Is there a way to increase speed of scrolling when holding down C-n/C-p/C-f/C-b?

Title is basically the question. If I hold down C-n, C-p, etc., for a second or two, the speed at which it scrolls is too slow for my liking. Is there a way to make it scroll faster if I hold one of ...
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Execute function when (after) window scrolls

I need to execute a function every time a window scrolls. I mean the function to be executed at point "after" the window has been scrolled (with C-v, M-v or with the <down> key). I tried: (add-...
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Smooth scrolling by pixel-lines

With GNU Emacs 26.1 installing either smooth scroll while adding (require 'smooth-scroll) (smooth-scroll-mode t) to my .emacs, or smooth scrolling with (require 'smooth-scrolling) (smooth-...
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Scroll vertically while keeping horizontal position

I'm viewing a file containing visually aligned columns in truncate line mode, and would like to scroll vertically without changing my horizontal scroll position. But scroll-down always moves the ...
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In-sync editing the same file in two frames

For a lecture, I'll have a setup with two frames (one on my notebooks's screen, the other on the projector) showing the same file. When editing the file in the "master" frame I need the "slave" frame ...
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Horizontal Scroll Bar Mode with trackpad

How can I use my trackpad to scroll left and right, when in horizontal-scroll-bar-mode? I am running GNU Emacs 25.3.3 (x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0, Carbon Version 157 AppKit 1265.21) of 2017-09-28. ...
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can scrolling be smoother than single line in emacs/org-mode?

Using the trackpad, the scrolling in emacs/spacemacs is notably less smooth than in modern browsers and other editors. I have to confess that this jerkiness irks me more than I would prefer but I have ...
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How to autoscroll a window to always show the end of a growing buffer?

Context: I have a window that shows the output of a shell command. As new lines are added, I'd like the window to always show the most recent lines. Example: (let ((temp-window (or (get-buffer-...
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Cursor position variable

Here's my function: (defun scroller-down () "Scrolling down conditional for buffer and minibuffer." (interactive) (if (active-minibuffer-window) (ivy-scroll-down-command) (scroll-down-...
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Scroll only current line when truncating lines

When using (set-default 'truncate-lines t), and when moving to the end of the long line, is it possible to make Emacs scroll only that line, while the other lines stand still? nano does this.
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(progn (scroll-up 1) (goto-char 0)) is different from (scroll-up 1) then (goto-char 0)

In any buffer, try to eval-expression the expression (scroll-up 1) and then eval (goto-char 0). The window scrolls up, then point is moved to the beginning of the buffer. Now, try eval-ing (progn (...
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How do I make a buffer automatically scroll to its end?

I have a buffer in which the pressed keys echo, and I want the cursor in it always be at the very end. How can I accomplish this?
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Align lines of two separate files in two split-windows?

Is there a way to align line numbers of separate buffers, one in each split window?
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org-mode and insert-sliced-image

I read in the Emacs manual online about using insert-sliced-image to create smooth scrolling with inline images. I would like to use this to override org-toggle-inline-images, so that I can get ...
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Hook variable for horizontal scrolling

There is the hook variable window-scroll-functions for functions to be called before redisplay after vertical scrolling. Is there a similar variable for horizontal scrolling?
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Synchronised scrolling of HTML file and eww buffer

I am editing a HTML file. I have done C-x 3. Now, in the other split window, I want to open a browser, such as eww. And as I move in the HTML file, I want the browser window to show the ...
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emulation of scroll-off?

Vim has an option called scrolloff (e.g. set scrolloff=7) which automatically scrolls down or up to keep the cursor/point from getting within a certain distance of the top or bottom of the window. Is ...
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How to scroll down/up by one full screen?

Is there a way to scroll down/up by one full screen? My keyboard doesn't have special purpose keys for this function. In other words, is there a single command that is equivalent to the following ...
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get buffer scroll position and height (aka min and max on-screen buffer locations)

I'm interested in the region of a buffer that is visible on-screen. How do you get the current scroll position of a buffer? I.e. the line number of the topmost line in the viewable area? (Given ...
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Using ggtags tag lookup along with centered-cursor-mode

I am using centered-cursor-mode to center the cursor at 10 lines above center at all times. I am trying to have ggtags respects this setup after each tag lookup. When I have the cursor at any point ...
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Synchronizing the units in which horizontal scrolling is measured with buffer columns

The problem I am trying to solve is determining how many columns of the current buffer are hidden due to horizontal scrolling. The documentation states: The horizontal scroll position is measured ...
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How to scroll while using multiple cursor?

I use a lot multiple cursor and sometimes I have to select some words which are off the screen, in sublime text I do not encounter any problem, I can just scroll and continue selecting words. This, ...
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how to debug who move cursor

I have very annoying problem, after I run M-x compile time to time cursor jump from middle of buffer to the first line. I want to find out culprit (I found mode who responsible for this, but I want ...
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Horizontal Scroll Wheel on Mouseover Buffer

My mouse has a horizontal scroll function, where I can tap the scroll wheel left and right to scroll horizontally. By default, it seems Emacs does nothing with that. The scroll wheel produces <...
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Is there a package for moving screen instead of cursor?

I am using emacs for a few months now and it is going ok. I want to know if there is a package out there which can help me move the screen instead of my cursor. For example, if I move one line down(...
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Tabbar scrolling jumps back

I am using tabbar and some settings for smooth scrolling which seem to conflict with each other in a weird way. Here is a minimal init.el file: (package-initialize) (setq mouse-wheel-scroll-amount '(...
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graphical emacs on windows - scrolling slow

I am using emacs 25.1, the "official" minGW build, on Windows 7. Opening a very simple text file, even with emacs -Q, leads to slow scrolling. Hit PgUp/Down and it takes time. This happens when I ...
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How to vertically center when opening a file:line from emacsclient?

Is there a way to center the vertical scroll position when using emacs client to open a file at a position? eg: emacsclient +$NUM:$COL $FILE --no-wait --alternate-editor=emacs Is it possible to ...
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How to prevent org-mode from repositioning text in the window when cycling visibility?

In org-mode, when I cycle through the visibility of the document via the TAB key (org-cycle), the text sometimes gets repositioned. If there is enough text below the headline such that it will not ...
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Disabling reusage of evil scroll count

If evil-scroll-line-down is not given a count argument, the last count is used. This is not the behaviour of vim, which scrolls one line if no count is specified. How can I get vim behaviour?
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ansi-term scroll problem on fast output

I use a terminal from within Emacs via M-x RET ansi-term RET. The problem is that when I run a program which echoes a lot of output, ansi-term first scrolls with the output (such that the last line of ...
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Disable scroll inertia in Emacs for macOS (Sierra)

The title pretty much sums it up, I'd like to avoid that the scroll continues when I release the touchpad. Here's my custom variable about the mouse wheel behaviour: '(mouse-wheel-scroll-amount '(1 ((...
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on Mac, scroll-down or scroll-up don't move point to very top/bottom

I'm fairly new to the Mac, and I've started using Emacs. I've noticed that the scroll-down command, bound to Meta-v, works okay to scroll the visible portion of the buffer, except that it doesn't move ...
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How can I scroll a half page on C-v and M-v?

I use Spacemacs, and for some time I've rebound C-v and M-v to spacemacs/scroll-half-page-down and spacemacs/scroll-half-page-up, respectively, to aid my understanding of the buffer as I move through ...
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Set scroll-amount for mouse wheel in .emacs

What I've tried in .emacs (note: I don't know elisp, and just tried cobbling this stuff together from googling and from other people's stuff) is (mouse-wheel-mode 't) ;;; mouse-wheel enabled (setq ...
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mouse-wheel-follow-mouse for horizontal scrolling?

I like having mouse-wheel-follow-mouse set to non-nil, so I can use the trackpad to scroll an inactive window. Unfortunately, it doesn't apply to horizontal scrolling, so if I try to scroll an ...
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Temporarily disable scrolling

Is there a way to temporarily disable scrolling in an emacs buffer? I would like to "lock" a particular line to be (say) the top of the displayed portion of the buffer, so that if I accidentally try ...
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Can buffer boundaries be displayed at the top and bottom of windows?

I know that Emacs can display the buffer boundaries in the fringe, by displaying angles at the boundaries, and arrows where the buffer can be scrolled. Is there some way to display these boundaries, ...