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How to expand abbrevs without hitting another extra key?

How can I expand oe to ö immediately after hitting the e? Without hitting any extra key like space for [0]expansion Why? For better ergonomics I've remapped some keys like ö, ü and thus must write ...
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How prevent `display-buffer` from opening a specific buffer in a new window if and only if it is shown in another frame

I want the *compilation* buffer to not pop up in my main frame when I have it in another frame already open. However if the buffer is not shown anywhere, I do want it to pop up in a new window of the ...
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User command to reload file-local variables

How can I easily reload file-local variables, after I have changes their values in the file buffer? I know a work around Save and close the file and re-open. But this is pretty cumbersome.
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Error initiating treemac

initiating treemac is giving this error. I just don't understand all the errors that emacs throws up. I just have (require 'treemacs) in init file. version-to-list: Invalid version syntax: ‘'"'...
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How to navigate SPC commands with Vim cursor?

I am very used to Vim keys BUT I love to use Emacs. That's why Spacemacs in Evil mode is perfect for me. There is one thing I still cannot figure out how to do. I don't know how to use h,j,k,l for ...
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Evil substitue with a counter

I was wondering if it is possible to run a substitue command in evil with a counter? For example, with query-replace-regexp you can use replace-count: (format "word-%d" (1+ replace-count)).
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Display the ipython result in one line

Uponing working on Ipython In [27]: movies.head(n=2) Out[27]: star_rating title content_rating genre duration actors_list 0 9....
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Disabling automatic add after resolving git conflict

After updating emacs (to 25.2.2 as shipping in ubuntu 18.04) I notice a change that completely breaks my conflict resolution flow in git. Once I resolve a conflict using emacs and save the file, emacs ...
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opening org link in dired

[[D:/dev::line][code]] stores the link to my code directory. How can i used dired to open it in emacs. Currently with this code explorer opens the directory. I'm using Windows 7.
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When I click on a file on the spacemacs start screen, it automatically enters a newline

This only happens when I open a file with a mouseclick on the spacemacs start-screen. Very odd, it does not even work when I press enter instead or when I open the file in another way. The reason ...
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Configuring web-mode for Vue.js (.vue) files

It seems that web-mode is ready for Vue.js (extension .vue) files by simply throwing in (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.vue\\'" . web-mode)) in one's .emacs file. But web-mode does not like the ...
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Autocomplete signatures from new C Headers

I use Emacs(work environment is Linux. and at home i use Windows 7) for most of my Python coding and documentation. I'm mostly working for visual effects pipeline products. Off late I'm learning bits ...
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How can I set command-line parameters through `.emacs` file?

Is it possible to set Emacs start-up command-line flags such as -nw and -q in an init file? If it is, how can I do that?
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window-configuration-change-hook false positives from desktop-mode

I'm trying to use window-configuration-change-hook in a package to perform some action when a buffer becomes visible for the first time. It works, however when starting Emacs, desktop-mode calls ...
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How to paste a multiline regex from re-builder into `replace-regexp`

I built with M-x re-builder a regex to match empty quoted lines in emails. In read syntax it is: "^>\\s-*\n>" How can I copy this regex in re-builder, so that I can paste it in the first ...
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The difference between (setq shell t) and (shell . t)

Upon configuring babel, encounter such syntax (require 'ob-ipython) (org-babel-do-load-languages 'org-babel-load-languages '((ipython . t) (python . t) (shell . t) ;; other languages.. )...
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Expanding current column does not work as expected with a width cookie

From the manual: C-c TAB (org-table-toggle-column-width) Shrink or expand current column. If a width cookie specifies a width W for the column, shrinking it displays the first W visible ...
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Is there an equivalent to a spreadsheet's “freeze pane”?

I have an org file containing something like this: |id | foo | bar | ... |-----+-------------+-----------| ... |1 | foo1 | bar1 | ... |2 | foo2 | bar2 | ....
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Data structure for ELPA archive use of dotted pair [duplicate]

As a belated follow-up to this, can someone enlighten me why the data structure used in the ELPA archive-contents files is a dotted pair of a name (symbol) and a vector that contains a great many ...
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Derived mode from CC Mode: how do I write one?

Where is the definitive, up-to-date guide on how to write a derived mode from CC Mode. I have a mode that's malfunctioning and thought I might just rewrite it, but information I find is spotty and ...
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always prompt for default directory when opening interactive subshell

When I invoke C-u M-x shell while visiting a local file or scratch buffer, emacs does not prompt me to enter the default directory for the shell. But if I'm visiting a remote file or directory ...
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View and save email as PDF

I want to save an email receipt as a PDF. I type a and v (for Action and View as PDF) and get Wrong type argument: stringp, nil. How can I save a message as a PDF file?
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Retrieving parents with properties

Suppose I'm at point Grandchild below: * Parent :@Project: ** Child **** Grandchild How can I construct an elisp function that goes up the ...
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Can turning on lexical binding in a legacy init file cause problems?

AFAIK turning on lexical binding only affects the current buffer. But if I add lexical scoped code to my crusty old init file which have load and require statements in it (not everything is autoloaded)...
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Does `<meta charset=utf-8 />` obviate `-*- coding: utf-8 -*-` in an HTML file?

Is writing <meta charset=utf-8 /> in an HTML file (being edited by Emacs) sufficient, or do I also need to specify -*- coding: utf-8 -*- on the first line? In other words, do I have to write &...
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How to find out if a file is visible for my shell script?

I want to implement a script that I can call from my file explorer to be able to open a new frame with the chosen file (emacsclient -nc $1), but only if the file does not already exist then I simply ...
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Use diary sexp as repeatable TODO's

So what I am looking for is to Schedule repeatable events with TODO keywords where as soon as in org agenda I mark a TODO item as DONE, just that one event be marked as DONE rather than all of the ...
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Resolving the conflict when the file on disk has been changed

When a file changes on disk while you're editing in Emacs, how to merge both sets of changes into the file?
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after-change-functions global value gets set to nil sometimes

I'm facing a strange issue and I don't know how to debug it. In the middle of work after-change-functions just gets set to nil. I use doom-modeline and it installs hooks to after-change-functions to ...
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Is it possible to change to Emacs input mode with Doom Emacs?

It's default input mode is vim. Didn't find the toggle option like Spacemacs with M-m t E. https://github.com/hlissner/doom-emacs
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org-mind-map unable to find flatten and dot command

I get the following error when running org-mind-map. Paths the each are as follows: $ which unflatten /usr/local/bin/unflatten $ which dot /usr/local/bin/dot How to tell org-mind-map to access ...
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Create a “rabbit hole” task stack that can be pushed/popped?

I frequently fall into a sort of working anti-pattern involving “rabbit holes.”¹ Here’s the form it takes (with a concrete e.g. in parentheses): Start working on something (the “real task”) ...
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Ditaa source code evaluated with no result

The code below evaluated successfully but ~/Downloads/foo.png is empty. A look at the downloads folder shows that no file has been generated. What went wrong? #+begin_src ditaa :file ~/Downloads/foo....
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Evil horisontal scroll key efficiency

Is it possible to make zl work as zlllll... (also zh) as many times as you need? What I do now is zl C-x z zzzz.... The hydra package seems to do that but I will have to re-map all keys starting with ...
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Cargo-process does not accept user input

Using the Emacs mode for Cargo, I'm able to build and run Rust code inside Emacs. However, the terminal that opens when executing cargo-process-run does not accept user input. For example, when ...
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How to always show buffer in the new created frame?

My workflow is: I initialize emacs with a shortcut (in my ~/.i3/config I have a line like this bindcode $mod+49 exec emacsclient -c -n -q -a=''. I use i3wm.org) By default it goes to temp.org, in ....
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Org-mode File Types

I haven't been able to find in the documentation the role of a few file types created by org-mode to support the main org file. file.org is the main file file.org_archive is clearly where archived ...
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How convert text to hex value?

I has some sybmol, e.g. O and I want to convert it to hex value. The result must be 4f How I can do this in Emacs 26.1 ?
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How to get the argument from previous use of `command-execute`?

I want to automatically rename the buffer name of compilation mode. The default name is *compilation*. Let's call my new compilation command my-compile. So supposing we run my command like this: M-x ...
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What is the equivalent of the org-babel CALL in emacs-lisp?

Let's take this simple Org code, with two Python code blocs (one which returns a list, and the other one which prints the type and the content of the parameter): #+NAME: int #+BEGIN_SRC python :...
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In org-mode, how do I continue a list in a new line?

For example: * Tests ** Test1 - When I put a new-line right here -> the list will not be continued (unlike in word or similar applications). For clarification, what I expect is: * Tests ** ...
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org-mode table element selection with blanks

TL;DR: How do you send a list of elements from a table, including blank cells, to an elisp function? I have the table below with points on exam questions in columns 2-4. The second row contains the ...
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Copy URL to the clipboard

I can visit URLs in a message with g, bound to mu4e-view-go-to-url, which uses the default browser. How can I copy it to the clipboard to view it on another browser?
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`scad-mode` (derived from CC Mode) hangs Emacs. How to debug/fix?

I have found that scad-mode.el, a derived mode from CC Mode, which can be found here: https://github.com/openscad/openscad/blob/master/contrib/scad-mode.el hangs emacs if I type #( into the window,...
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How can I debug a hang when debug-on-quit doesn't work?

I have a problem with haskell-mode where Emacs will hang every time I open up a Haskell file. Mashing Ctrl-g a few times will get the file opened. So I would imagine setting debug-on-quit would allow ...
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Start by - and and by whitespace

I want to select (by regexp) only text that start by - and end by whitespace here text: test-hello how-are again ok maybe good but-some not good but-what about this I use this regexp: -.*\s- but ...
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How to avoid showing gofmt fail error when saving go code every time in Emacs

Using Spacemacs and its go layer. Using Tramp in Emacs ssh to remote server to edit go file. After saving the file, it will check the syntax with gofmt . But every time it shows the error below: I ...
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Grep pipe support and how to filter grep results

I try to filter the output of M-x grep with grep --color=always -nH -e "text_to_find" ~/path/to/files/*.org | grep -v "text_to_ignore" but it doesn't seem to be working. The 'to be ignored' part is ...
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How to disable text mode when open pdf in emacs?

I installed pdf-tools, but each time I open the pdf it is using the fundamental view mode (I assume it is text mode). I wonder is there a way to automatically use the pdf-view-mode? Thanks.
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Can't mark only spaces

I want to select by regexp only spaces. Here text: test-hello how-are again ok maybe good but-some not good I use regexp [:space:] but it's not work:

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