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How can I debug random Emacs server crashes?

I generally have a long-running instance of emacs --daemon, which I connect to with various emacsclients. Recently I have started experiencing random crashes. I say "random" because I haven't been ...
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Number of Emacs users in the world?

I saw someone on Twitter posing the question: It struck me as a very interesting question and got me thinking about how large the community actually is! I came up with two data points: Based on the ...
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Resolving duplicate ID's in org-mode

For a variety of reasons it's possible to end up with duplicate heading Id's (manually-set ID conflicts, copy pasta, duplicate files, etc.). When refiling you may get a message WARNING: 17 duplicate ...
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Can I allow punctuation to run past fill-column?

In typography, there's a practice called 'protrusion' (or hanging punctuation) that allows certain symbols to hang off the end of the margin: I'd like to do the same thing for my text documents. Can ...
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Get backtrace from error programmatically

If an error is signalled in Emacs Lisp code, and debug-on-error is t, I get a backtrace buffer that makes it easy to figure out where the error occurred. However, for errors that occur while ...
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Highlighting upcoming dates in org mode agenda

I have entries in my org file similar to: * Birthdays :PROPERTIES: :CATEGORY: birthday :END: %%(org-anniversary 1981 1 2) Harry (%d) What I would like is for these to appear in the agenda (say) 2 ...
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How to get automatic backlinks when linking files in in org-mode?

Is it possible to automatically create backlinks to org-mode links? When a link to file B is added to file A, then also a link to file A is added to file B (i.e. the links are symmetrical - going both ...
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Cycle through multiple cursors to enter different text at each point?

When multiple cursors has marked multiple points in a buffer you can use C-v (mc/cycle-forward) to cycle through and look through all cursors while typing for all cursors. I'm wondering how to enter ...
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Never create frame in ediff

In general, I dislike frames. Right now, I'm using (setq ediff-window-setup-function #'ediff-setup-windows-plain) To ensure that ediff does not create a frame when it starts. However, certain ...
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Significance arithmetic in calc

I would like to perform significance arithmetic in calc-mode. For example, I want 5000 to have one significant figure, and 5.0e3 to have two significant figures. Calculations should preserve ...
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Edebug orgmode source code blocks with input variables

What is the standard method to debug emacs-lisp orgmode source code blocks with input variables as header arguments? I found the hacky solution to insert the following snipped in front of a source ...
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How to immediately resize the minibuffer window?

Suppose that I have this function, that inserts some stuff into the minibuffer: (defun foobar () (interactive) (minibuffer-with-setup-hook (lambda () (let ((resize-mini-windows t)) ...
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error in process filter: could not create connection to marmalade-repo.org:433

When I run package-install in windows with Emacs 24.5.1 (i686-pc-mingw32) of 2015-04-11 on LEG570 I got error error in process filter: could not create connection to marmalade-repo.org:433 According ...
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Custom indentation for specific lines?

I currently try to figure out, how I can handle some lines specifically without messing up the indentation of the rest of the buffer. Consider the following function MyFunc as an example: void MyFunc(...
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Inline SVG's in org-mode?

I can see many image formats in orgmode, but not SVG. I get the error Invalid image type 'svg' when I run org-display-inline-images. It should be possible given this question exists: https://www....
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How to improve emacs font rendering

On the left: emacs in console mode. On the right: emacs with GUI. Running 24.5.1 on Arch linux. Both my console and emacs have the font set to Inconsolata 12. What can I do to make the emacs with GUI ...
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How do I parse a simple grammar and obtain a syntax tree in Emacs lisp?

How can I construct a parse tree from a string and a simple grammar? Semantic seems very tricky, and SMIE does not seem to produce a parse tree. Here's an example, assuming a language that looks like ...
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Make browse-url follow URLs with line breaks?

How can I make browse-url follow URLs with line breaks? Example from RFC 1738: Yes, Jim, I found it under <URL:ftp://info.cern.ch/pub/www/doc; type=d> but you can probably pick it up from <...
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Read and edit Thunderbird's maildir with GNUS

As forums tell it should be possible to use GNUS for reading maildir created by Thunderbird. I did not find, however, any working implementations posted. And in my own experiments I could not make ...
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Saving a .tar.gpg file

Saving a .tar file in Emacs works as expected. Saving a .gpg file also works as expected. However, when I save a .tar.gpg file, instead of saving an encrypted form of the actual tar file, it instead ...
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org-mode captions not supported for EXAMPLE blocks?

Please consider the following, self-contained .org file MVE, which I hope is self-explanatory: #+OPTIONS: toc:nil Figure [[captions-work-for-src-blocks]] shows that captions are correctly exported ...
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Display tab characters as arrows of varying length

I would like to make tab characters ("\t") display as arrows of varying length, just like in editors such as Notepad++, gedit, Geany, etc. Here is an example with tab width set to 4 and space ...
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How to get Emacs to use the Mac system-level spell correction capabilities?

Mac OSX has autocorrect for spelling that: Doesn't require pressing any buttons to make a retroactive change. Doesn't require manually inputting these corrections/abbrevs. I want to get this same ...
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org-mode ODT export template

I would like to export org file to ODT. Is there any nice ready to use ODT template that can be used for exported documents? Default template is not good looking. I had the same problem with html ...
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Coloring mu4e headers based on title content

I'd like to color the messages in my *mu4e-headers* view, depending on which mailing list they come from. I'm rather new to emacs face alterations, and I didn't see anything that looked relevant for ...
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How would one configure emacs to interpret holding the space bar plus a rapid CPU temperature rise as holding down the Control key?

I'm surprised this question hasn't been asked here already. Is such configuration possible in emacs?
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Symbol menu in auctex math mode

in AucTex math mode several symbold are already defined. Fom latex.el: (defconst LaTeX-math-default '((?a "alpha" "Greek Lowercase" 945) ;; #X03B1 (?b "beta" "Greek Lowercase" 946) ;; #X03B2 (?g "...
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How can I force display-buffer to use one specific frame?

My daily workflow uses multiple frames, and I have a frame that I want to dedicate to ERC buffers. I've used set-frame-parameter to give the frame the name *ERC*. I want display-buffer to always ...
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Use helm-company as default for company autocompletion?

I want helm-company as the default selection method for company. Helm-company is meant to be invoked manually after company completion started. But I would really like to invoke helm automatically on ...
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How to indicate the currently clocked-in task?

I'm using org-mode's clocking functions to track the hours I spend on projects. Since my main org file is rather large and I scroll through it a lot, it would be great to have a visual cue of the task ...
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Is it possible to preview TeX formulas automatically on auctex-mode?

In auctex mode, whenever I write a new formula I have to type C-c C-p C-p to render it as an inline image. I'm wondering if it's possible to automatically render the formula or equations as I write ...
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How to better align tags in Org Mode using variable-width font

I prefer using variable-width fonts in Emacs whenever I can. That said, Org Mode tags are horribly aligned when headings use variable-width fonts, even if the tags themselves use fixed-width fonts. Is ...
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How to expand external files inline on orgmode?

I know I can use something like #+INCLUDE: "./filepath" but this has effect only when I export the file. I can also use link like [[./filepath]] but I have to type C-c C-o to go to the content. How ...
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Prefer matches that have multiple hits?

It seems that helm prefers shorter paths when ordering the current set of matches. Is there a way to keep this general behavior but also take the number of matches into account? In the screenshot I ...
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How do i run zone (zone-when-idle) for all windows?

Zone Mode is awesome But when I run it using M-x zone, or by setting zone-when-idle variable it starts animating only one(selected) window. Is there any way to run it for all windows?
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What was syntax-begin-function obsoleted in favour of?

Since Emacs 25.1, syntax-begin-function is obsolete: syntax-begin-function is a variable defined in ‘syntax.el’. Its value is nil This variable is obsolete since 25.1. This variable may be risky ...
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Can body-only exports be performed by default?

I have an org file: #+TITLE: Hello! Hello world! I can perform a "body-only" export of this file to html by issuing C-c C-e C-b h h. Here, the C-b keystroke toggles the "body-only" variable from ...
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How to build Emacs without byte-compiling Lisp files

Q:  Is there an option to build Emacs without byte-compiling the Lisp files? BACKGROUND:  The length of time needed to build Emacs makes debugging / developing an extremely slow process. For example,...
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Daemon mode: Defer interactive prompts on startup?

(Note that, title to the contrary, this question is not the same as How to start in daemon mode and suppress interactive dialogs?, as that question was "answered" by the submitter eliminating what was ...
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Selecting correct font weight variant (Linux)

Here's a minimal example that does something on Linux (Ubuntu 16.04) that doesn't seem right to me: M-: (set-frame-font "Ubuntu") M-x describe-font <RET> The first couple of lines that Emacs ...
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How to properly indent application in scheme-mode?

The scheme-mode indents application in this way: (define (x) (x 1 2)) But when the function to apply is the result of another application scheme-mode indents the code this way: (define (f) ...
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how to filter Stack Exchange questions with sx.el?

I'm looking for a command like sx-tab-all-questions. But instead of displaying a list with all communities, I want it to display my list of filters. How can I create a filter, include tags of ...
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Emacs IPython prompt symbol is garbled

I just installed Fedora 24 with Emacs and IPython. When I launched the IPython shell in Emacs, the prompt symbol, which should be "In [1]", is displayed as "^[[?12l^[[?25h". Is there a way to solve ...
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Ediff location pane

Is there a way to create something similar to the location pane from win merge in ediff? Not having this is about the only reason I use win merged instead of ediff.
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Line number (linum, nlinum) grow margin with increase in font size

When I turn on linum-mode or nlinum-modeand increase the font size via C-x C-+ it does not increase the size of the "margin" where the line number is displayed, so only part of the line number is ...
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Code blocks in font-lock comments

I'm developing a major mode for a language that has doc comments. They look like this: (** Foos three bars. Better call this as [foo 1 b c]. Though of course [foo a b 1] works as well. **) ...
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Multiple process categories for Gnus

When I process emails, 90% of my messages are either deleted or archived. When I get a big backlog, I work through the list marking a batch, then archiving or deleting them (B del or B m), and then ...
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Move item from org archive back into org agenda file?

Q: how does one move a project out of the org archive and back into its original spot in the agenda file? org-mode has facilities to archive projects. Every once in a while, however, I need to ...
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How to control appearance of extra cursors?

I've just switched to “I-beam” cursor shape, it's set this way: (setq-default cursor-type '(bar . 1) cursor-in-non-selected-windows nil) But when I create additional cursors they are displayed as ...
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Rename local variable refactoring

Is there an elisp refactoring tool that can rename local variables and function arguments? I would like to be able to turn: (defun my-func (s r) ... (use s .. r)) into (defun my-func (string ...

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