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Tabbar is a minor mode that displays a tab bar at the top, similar to the idea of web browser’s tabs.

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Window configuration overwritten on minibuffer close

Here's a really nasty Emacs bug that has pained me for a long time. In tab-bar-mode with two tabs open (call them "tab X" and "tab Y,") Open tab X. Do C-f or a similar command ...
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how to make the tabs from tab-bar-mode always stay on the same line?

I don't know if there is a better title, but this is the one that's most verbose (a less verbose one would have been "how to make the tabs overflow to the left side" or something along those ...
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How to prevent tabs from shrinking when using many tabs with tab-bar-mode?

I'm using tab-bar-mode in Emacs and noticed that, if there are a lot of tabs, then each tab shrink to accommodate the newer tabs. What I want to do instead is for the tabs to remain on a fixed width/...
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How to SHIFT-RET to open link in a new tab while preserving RET behavior in org-mode?

In org-mode I want to open link in a new tab when I press Shift-RET. I'm currently using RET to open link. I tried to use (setf (cdr (assoc 'file org-link-frame-setup)) 'find-file-other-tab). That ...
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Disable the `tabbar-mode` globally and erase everything related to it, in particular - the key bindings

I'd like tabbar-mode to be forbidden in my Emacs setup; in particular, I'd like all the related C-x t-prefixed bindings to be erased. Is that possible in a plain vanilla Emacs of the latest stable ...
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Is there a way to specify names of tabs?

I'm using denote, which produces quite long file names. E.g. 20230410T021830--title-i-gave-to-the-org-file__tag1_tag2_tab3_tag4.org. I also use tabs to navigate between buffers (mainly org files). The ...
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Bug or feature? Window Tab Line disappears when *xxx* buffers (*scratch*, etc.) are viewed in window

Context: GNU Emacs 29.0.60 (build 1, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, cairo version 1.16.0, Xaw3d scroll bars) of 2023-03-30, Development version 4508a024e818 on emacs-29 branch; build date 2023-03-30. ...
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What does "split-window: Window #<window 3 on *scratch*> too small for splitting" mean?

Context: GNU Emacs 29.0.60 (build 1, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, cairo version 1.16.0, Xaw3d scroll bars) of 2023-03-30, Development version 4508a024e818 on emacs-29 branch; build date 2023-03-30. ...
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Bug or feature? Click on Tab does not give the buffer with the shown buffer name

Below two screenshots. The first one before the click on a tab: The second one after the click on the tab: As you can see above the click on the tab does not give the buffer with the name shown in ...
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Make Emacs 28 tab-line-tab-modified styling sensitive to whether tab is active or not

Emacs 28 added the tab-line-tab-modified face to enable (for example) bolding the text of any tab corresponding to a modified buffer. I style my active tab differently from inactive tabs; my face ...
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Is there a way to save layouts for Tab Bar Mode?

I have multiple tab workspaces open. And it would be a shame if I had to open and organise them like this every time I start emacs or restart my computer. Is there a way to save layouts?
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open emacs with certain number of tabs open by default

Is there a way to have emacs open up, say, 3 tabs, upon start up ? I am tired of all the time having to open them manually and then split window also. I would like to automate this via setting in my ...
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Emacs flyspell choices buffer hidden under tabbar

When using flyspell in Xemacs to correct spelling the buffer showing the list of choices is partially hidden under the tabbar elements at the top of the frame - I loose the bottom line of choices. Yup,...
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How to set `tab-bar-select-tab-modifiers`?

According to the docs of tab-bar-select-tab-modifiers : List of modifier keys for selecting tab-bar tabs by their numbers. Possible modifier keys are control, meta, shift, hyper, super and alt. ...
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How to move the time and date displayed in the tab-bar a couple of character to the left

I would like to move the time and date displayed in the tab-bar a couple of characters to the left, so that the time is not completely on the edge of the screen. Here is the relevant code : (setq tab-...
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How to include name of current tab and its buffer in the frame title?

I would like the title my frames to show "<name of tab>: <name of buffer in active window>". Presently, frame-title-format has its default value of %b, which shows only the name ...
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What is this gap, and how do I remove it?

I'm changing the appearance of the tab-bar, and I have the following: There's a gap present between tabs and between the left edge of the frame, despite setting the face attribute :box to nil on tab-...
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Customizing faces of tab-line

I've been trying to get tabs showing up on emacs, and I came across the builtin tab-mode. I'm trying to set colors and make it look decent, and I ended up here, which told me to modify tab-line-.+ ...
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Using tab-bar.el with automatic tab management

I want to implement automatic tab management. Every file I open needs to go into a tab. The tab into which any given buffer goes is determined by root directory of the VC repo the file belongs to. The ...
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make `display-buffer` open buffer in new tab

The display-buffer function seems to be used quite heavily within Emacs. It has a lot of options to determine where to open a new buffer (a new window, a new frame, an existing window, etc). Emacs ...
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open multiple files in tabs from command line

Emacs-27.1 ships with a new tab-bar-mode minor mode. This puts a tab bar at the top of each Emacs frame. Each tab in the tab bar can display multiple windows. Is there any way to invoke Emacs from the ...
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how to modify command to open buffer in new tab instead of new window

Emacs-27.1 ships with a new tab-bar-mode minor mode. This puts a tab bar at the top of each Emacs frame. Each tab in the tab bar can display multiple windows. Emacs (and various packages) has many ...
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Emacs keybinding for switching tab via number

In Emacs 27.1, using tabbar. Trying to switch to tabs using numbers. Editing ~/.emacs with following lines doesn't switch tabs using C-1. Produces C-u 1 and so on. What is missing here? Any other ...
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emacs tabbar -- how to get tabs for all buffers displayed in one go, regardless of extension?

I use, and love, tabs, using the following in my .emacs: (require 'tabbar) (tabbar-mode 1) (global-set-key [(control shift iso-lefttab)] 'tabbar-backward-tab) (global-set-key [(control tab)] '...
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Poor performance with Tabbar

Tabbar is refreshing groups like 14+ times at once (probably number of tabs) and causing severe slowness with the mods I made on it (lots of IO to sort tabs in mod time). What is the preferred way to ...
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I got an error: Package 'tabbar-20160524' is a system package,not deleting

I installed spacemacs using "git clone https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs.git ~/spacemacs/.emacs.d" but I got an error: Package 'tabbar-20160524' is a system package,not deleting.... When I ...
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Agenda-view hiding tabbar

I am currently using Aquamacs 3.4, Emacs 25.3.50.1, and Org mode 9.2.5 and I typically have my frame split vertically into 2 windows. Each window carries 2+ different buffers whose names are in the ...
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tabbar with theme

I want to remove a white border of the tabbar. (The strange color choice is only for checking the configuration of faces.) As you can see, the right part of tabbar has a white border and I can not ...
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tabbar: optimizing sorting of tabs in alphabetical order

I alphabetize my tabs when using the tabbar.el library https://marmalade-repo.org/packages/tabbar. As you may already know, sorting is costly. I have a feeling that this sorting is even more costly ...
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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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tabbar scroll picture button grayed out when only one tab is active

I replaced the image for tabbar scroll. Original: Replaced them with the following lines in the init file: ;; Load a new tabbar arrow image (setq tabbar-scroll-left-button-enabled-image-one '((:...
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Disable tabbar in special buffers

I have Tabbar installed and when I am using some function like describe-key in emacs the resulting *help* buffer has a tab bar at the top. This is a waste of space and is distracting. How can I ...
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How to overwrite defconst/defcustom value in init file, tabbar arrow button image for example

I was trying to change defconst value for a tabbar image, the following lines are defined in tabbar.el: (defconst tabbar-scroll-left-button-enabled-image '((:type pbm :data "\ P2 13 13 255 255 255 ...
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Exclude/Separate diary and Packages buffer from tabbar group

I admit it, I use tabbar. It is a bit quirky but it works for me. There is just one thing I really tried very hard to solve but it was not possible. I think mainly because a lot of people don't use ...
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Dashes (or strippled line, dashed) in tabbar for emacs with X

I'm trying to go full minimalist over here... But I can't figure out how to remove the strippled line next to "untitled". I'd like it to be nothing at all. The customizations I've done so far for ...
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Update buffer status in tabbar after saving and auto-compiling LaTeX file

I have customized tabbar to have a custom face for tabbar-selected-modified. The customizations work nicely for displaying the "modified" status of a buffer, and reverts to the default face when the ...
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tabbar-local-mode vs semantic-stickyfunc-mode

When semantic-stickyfunc-mode is activated, the tabbar tabs are not visible. I would like to write a function that show the tabs 2 seconds and then goes to semantic-stickyfunc-mode. I tried with ...
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Tabs bar (for accessing windows/buffers) as a single, one-line bar

Is there a solution to create and manage window/buffer tabs on a single one-line tabs bar? I tried Elscreen, but it creates an annoying bars all over the buffers.
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Browser-style 'tabs' for emacs?

I would like tabs like firefox but for emacs. I found this: http://emacswiki.org/emacs/TabBarMode But it just add to each buffer (window in Emacs terminology) a bar that shows currently open buffers....
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What is the right way to install tab bar?

I want to install tab bar to see buffer names at the top and jump between them with Ctrl-Up/Down. Yes, I know that some people doesn't recommend it for emacs, but I don't agree with them - I do like ...
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Is it possible to sort dired tabs in tab bar-mode by directory structure?

I am using tabbar-mode and I love it. I have only one thing which is irritating me: the sorting order of tabs of fired windows. As in other modes, they seem to be sorted by time opened. But in case ...
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