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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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How do I set up font fallback in a robust way?

TL;DR: What's a simple way to reliably say: use Consolas as the default font, FreeMono for the characters unsupported by Consolas, and Symbola for characters unsupported by both? Since my main ...
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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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Is there a plugin that does color HTML matching tags like rainbow delimiters?

I would like some plugin which colors html tags with a corresponding color based on which tag they match. For example <div> <p></p></div> <div> and </div> would ...
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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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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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How to investigate "color bleeding"?

I frequently have color-bleed issues in emacs, most often with AUCTeX: all of a sudden and for no apparent reason, the line I'm writing will be fontified as math. First things first: no, I do not ...
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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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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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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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Issue with nnmaildir in gnus

I've been trying to get nnmaildir to work along with mbsync (which syncs IMAP and Maildir mailboxes) and I just cannot get it to work with gnus. With the following select method: (nnmaildir "calgary"...
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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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Coding System utf-8 on Mac - Which one and why as default?

I want to change my default encoding system from non defined to UTF-8 (I think that would be useful). Now I have seen many different UTF-8 coding systems: mule-utf-8 mule-utf-8-dos mule-utf-8-...
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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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orgmode line wrap except table

In orgmode, how can I get below line wrap behavior: for text (other than table), I wish line wrapped. for table, I do not wish it's wrapped. I can add below line in init.el (global-visual-line-mode ...
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indent cl-loop to respect `if else` statements

I have a hard time writing and reading cl-loops with they way they're indented by default as I can't easily tell what the control flow is: (cl-loop for x below 10 if (cl-oddp x) ...
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Calculate emacs org property from another property

I have an Emacs Org file with list of tasks with a set of properties each one. Say I have three properties called ESTIMATED, SPENT and REMAINING, which account for the number of hours that I ...
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How to make Geiser send the output to REPL buffer instead of echo area?

I am running Emacs25 with Geiser (latest version from MELPA, 20180128.1821) and Guile (version 2.2, Debian package). So far it works fine, but when I evaluate a sexp, it will print the result to Emacs'...
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Increment days / months / dates, etc. within buffer

In a text document, while editing, I often need to increment/ decrement calendar data. So, Friday will need to become Monday, December will need to become March, etc. Or 28 Apr after adding 5 will ...
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Display all local variables within a edebug session

When using edebug one can get a local variable by command describe-variable (C-h v), but are there any ways to display all local variables? For example in Python you can call locals() in a pdb ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to make calc autocomplete units?

Is there some extension that can make calc autocomplete units while value entered as algebraic input? e.g. ' 1 kn<tab> should be completed to "1 knot".
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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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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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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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Is it possible to have word-wrap as standard but truncate some lines in a buffer at the same time?

I'm working with large LaTeX tables in AucTEX and it would be helpful to display them in truncated lines, like here: The red marks are the "&" characters which separate the columns of the table. ...
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Emacs Mode For Editing Guitar/Bass Tablature?

I have been looking for a while, and have not been able to find an Emacs major mode for editing Guitar/Bass tablature.
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How to debug C++ (dap-mode + LLDB or GDB)

I want to use dap-mode to debug a C++ code. Until now I followed instructions dap-mode (LLDB) and lldb-vscode. I further enabled the mode and UI via (dap-mode 1) (dap-ui-mode 1) When I execute dap-...
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org-fill-paragraph in a list with checkboxes doesn't take into account the checkboxes

I'm trying to figure out a way to change the behavior of org-fill-paragraph for a list with checkboxes. I would like the indentation to take into account the checkbox, but here is what I see: - This ...
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latex inside table using table.el in org mode

I am trying to achieve multicolumn cells in org-mode tables like in Multicolumn cells in org-mode tables, but with Latex inside the cells. * Minimal Example +------------+-----------+-------------...
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Tramp freezes Emacs with OpenSSH on Windows

I just installed Emacs on my Windows machine for remote file editing using Tramp. However, I noticed than whenever I try to connect to a remote server (C-x C-f /ssh:home:), Tramp just displays Opening ...
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Hierarchical org refile support with ivy

When I enable ivy-mode in an org buffer and C-c C-w for refile, all headlines are presented as refile targets. So far so good. I relied on the org default setting (org-outline-path-complete-in-steps '...
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show output from python-shell-send-region

Using python.el and ipython.exe (from Miniconda3), I'd like to highlight a portion of code and execute it in the associated inferior python buffer. Example: #!/usr/bin/python3 myvar = 100+200 ...
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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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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 expand org-mode macros in HTML blocks in export to HTML?

I'd like to use org-mode macro replacement to expand macros inside HTML blocks in org-mode export to HTML. I'd like this... #+MACRO: event-url bar #+HTML_HEAD: <meta property="og:url" content="...
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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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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 let `recentf` not to remember real path when there's a symbolic link?

Since my .emacs.d is a symbolic link of ~/dotfile/dot/.emacs.d, recentf keeps duplicated thing like /Users/user/.emacs.d/init/init-editor.el /Users/user/dotfile/dot/.emacs.d/init/init-editor.el ...
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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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Org-mode inline .eps images display error. (.eps created by AI ok, .eps created by matplotlib no)

As I basically use Org to take note and export LaTeX files, I find displaying eps files as inline image to be important for me.I have my emacs compiled with ImageMagick support, and added the ...
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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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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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How to get org-mode fully support Arabic language for export?

My intention is to write Arabic document using org-mode. Please consider the following MWE, given that my configuration in init.el has below code to enable writing of Arabic script from right to left (...
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Unset inherited face attribute

Suppose I want the face helm-match to have an unset foreground. Unfortunately, helm-match inherits from match so, if I try to unset the foreground normally: (set-face-foreground 'helm-match nil) The ...
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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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Emacs org-mode, agenda view, discover overlapping tasks

If I have following scheduled items in my org file: ** meeting a SCHEDULED: <2015-11-12 Thu 21:00-23:00> ** meeting b SCHEDULED: <2015-11-12 Thu 22:00-23:00> which generates ...
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