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How to remap Company's select next and select previous keys?

I don't like the default M-n and M-p keys for company-select-next and company-select-previous so I was wondering if it's possible to remap those to C-n and C-p without affecting the mappings when ...
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How can I find out exactly what my modeline is telling me?

I'd like to know exactly what my modeline is telling me and how it's derived. Right now, if I'm working with a graphical terminal I can hover over each modeline entry in turn, and if I'm lucky, a ...
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Disable all GUI popups and tooltips

Can I disable this kind of a popup? I couldn't find anything besides (setq x-gtk-use-system-tooltips nil), but it didin't help me unfortunately.
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how to display target of an org-mode link in the echo area or as tooltip?

In org mode when I hover over a link, I get a tooltip that shows the target of the link. But I'd like to see the target when I just move point onto a link, either as a tooltip or in the echo area. For ...
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Concatenate multiple 'help-echo strings

I have multiple overlays with 'help-echo strings covering the same region. Can I make Emacs show all these strings in the mouseover tooltip? By default it only shows the one coming from the highest ...
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How to get immediate visual feedback of keys I type?

I would like to get some immediate strong visual feedback for the commands I enter in emacs. For example, I would be happy if any key sequence (beginning with a modifier key) that I type appeared in ...
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How to prevent Emacs from moving my mouse pointer out of the way?

I'm using Spacemacs on MS Windows (msys2 build) and when a tooltip pops up Emacs seems to move my mouse pointer out of the way. How can I prevent this automatic movement?
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How to make tooltip background transparent?

I want to make the tooltip background somewhat transparent, say, change it alpha value to 0.5. I find these code in tooltip.el.gz (defface tooltip '((((class color)) :background "lightyellow" ...
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How can I enlarge the font of tooltips?

I want to enlarge the text in tooltips displayed via https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/PosTip . What can I do?
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When I do `magit-process-buffer` (`$`) it shows an ellipsis (`…`). What is behind the `ellipsis`?

I wanted to investigate the difference between magit-branch-and-checkout (b c) and magit-branch-spinoff (b s), so I invoked the Magit output buffer with $. I see the following output: 0 git … ...
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Org-ref mouseover timer

Org-ref provides excellent bibliographic tools for authoring within org documents. However, one issue I've had is the mouseover timer for citation links appears to be set to zero seconds. That is, ...
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Graphical tooltips in Emacs not working as expected

I am trying to make graphical tooltips appear over some words in Emacs. Here is the code I have developed: (defun image-tooltip (window object position) (save-excursion (goto-char position) ...
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Display multiple tooltips at once

Is there any way to display multiple tooltips, or something similar to them? Overlays wont work because i need to display them using xy coordinates.
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Show Link Tooltip mouse over with keystroke

When I use mouse-over on an Link (thanks to Tobias) it shows an Image and text. When I used display-local-help the image disappeared (perhaps due to lack of space in the message area). I want to ...
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Spacemacs not using the theme for tooltips after resizing the window

I'm using Spacemacs with Solarized dark theme on Arch linux using i3wm, and I'm having some issues with tooltips. If I open Emacs so it only covers part of the screen, the tooltips shows up with the ...
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Flycheck Error Messages are cutoff by edge of window

I'm using Prelude Emacs. I could've sworn there was a simple option to allow the error tooltip to use multiple lines instead of 1, but I can't find it and my error messages get cut off by the window's ...
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Is there a way to have ivy display a tooltip for the function at point?

Ie, suppose I press M-x org-agenda and ivy says there's 131 matches, of which I recognize maybe 10. It'd be useful to say, after a .2 second delay, display a tooltip for the function at point. Is ...
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How to show a tooltip for the mode-line that displays the full buffer name

Is there a way to show a tooltip that contains the full buffer name when I hover over the buffer name part of the mode line? I'd like to quickly check the full buffer name when I have a narrow frame ...
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How to avoid window scrolling after completion list shows up in company-mode?

When I'm editing a file, if the completion list shows up, the text in the current window will always jump (sometime it will jump a few lines but mostly it will jump to the top of the window), after ...
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Default yank keyboard shortcut does not work

I am using Emacs 27.1 (GNU Emacs 27.1 (build 1, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.24.24, cairo version 1.16.0) of 2021-03-28, modified by Debian). When I hover the mouse pointer over the "copy&...
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Turning off tooltip does not work

So, after adding fallowing line in to my .emacs file I see no result, whether I'm running emacs in the X window or an terminal. (custom-set-variables ;;; CUSTOM-SET-VARIABLES INSTANCE ;; Init file ...
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Image tooltips doesn't work in other buffers

Consider the following content of a file called image-tooltips.el which I source into my .emacs file via load-file. Displaying the image tooltip works if I put a ;\includegraphics{myfile.jpg} into ...
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tooltip in highlight-regexp

I'd like to get a tooltip that says "meow", whenever my mouse is on the word "Cat" in Emacs. I tried this snippet I put together, but didn't work. What's wrong with it? (defun my-hi-lock () (...
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Ivy tool tips and ctrl-d brining up unwanted documentation

Using emacs 30, I have an issue where when an ivy tooltip pops up, pressing ctrl-d causes documentation to show up instead of the expected deleting of a character. I've not been able to determine how ...
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Are there different tooltip mechanisms?

I experience some weird behavior with tooltips: (progn (let* ((start (point)) (end (progn (insert "test") (point))) (ov (make-overlay start end))) (overlay-put ov 'help-echo ...
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