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### Cannot input some characters using linux compose key in Emacs GUI

I'm trying to write some exotic characters, like ĵ, ĉ or ŭ. I am using a qwerty US keyboard layout on a GNU linux machine, and I set up my compose key with setxkbmap -layout us -option compose:ralt. ...
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### Access current theme face attributes in init.el

I have these lines in my init.el: (load-theme 'wombat) (deftheme wombat) ... (defvar my/default-cursor-color (face-attribute 'cursor :background t)) I want the variable my/default-cursor-color to be #...
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### Org mode LaTeX preview environmets

Is it possible to preview in org mode also environments \begin{theorem} hello world \end{theorem} I tried but I can't get the Theorem 1.2.3 header.
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### Non-filling of lines and paragraphs when using docstrings

I am having a problem with docstrings because everything is written as verbatim without paragraph or line filling. The following for instance puts Malicious and Functionalities on two separate lines. ...
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### Is it possible to mimic sed's "change line" feature?

I'd like to write an elisp function that allows me to replace any line in my buffer matching a regex pattern <PATTERN> with text <TEXT>. In other words, if line N matches <PATTERN>, ...
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Is it possible to insert a hyperlink to a website in a buffer as one can do with texinfo @url{http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu, GNU ftp site} where text is displayed instead of the actual address? My buffer in ...
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### How to control inter-paragraph spacing in org-mode?

After reading Org Mode Syntax, my understanding is that blank lines in the content section under a heading are used syntactically to separate paragraphs and that each blank line "belongs" to ...
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### (Un-)bind keys for org-agenda in use-package

I want to unbind some keys in the org agenda display with use-package. I did the following: (use-package org :ensure t :pin gnu :config (define-key org-agenda-mode-map (kbd "<C-S-right&...
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### Can the display of describe-function, describe-variable be advised or tracked in some way?

I want to link additional topics to the search terms by adding links to the answer if the item is linked with other related terms. For instance if I do a search for the function symbol, I want intern, ...
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### Hyperlinks to webpages in a named buffer

I can add hyperlinks to webpages in the docstring. But is it possible to do the same when writing text in a named buffer? (defvar msg "URL https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/proprietary.html'"...
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### What is the optional BUFFER argument to describe-symbol for?

I'm trying to add additional contextual help information to describe-function, describe-variable etc, and I notice that describe-symbol has the option to take a buffer as a parameter. When I try (...
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### Docstrings with links to webpages

Can docstrings include links to websites and how can one do it? I would like users to read further information should they wish to do so.
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### :documentation void-function error

The following backtrace problem in being produced but cannot identify the problem correctly. Debugger entered--Lisp error: (void-function :documentation) (:documentation (concat "Version and ...
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### Export buffer with text properties

How could I go about saving the contents of a buffer to a file in such a way that the dump includes the text properties, in some form? I don't care what format the resulting file is in. It needn't be ...
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### Python development using Docker interpreter

I would like to use Spacemacs for Python development. I've used Emacs for years and still use it for org-mode and other note taking. At work we develop using Docker based interpreters. This means that ...
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### Problem With Linux Mint Cinnamon Display of Lines Numbers and Mode Line

Addendum added to respond to the answer and subsequent comments of db48x A few months ago, I migrated from Fedora to Linux Mint 20 (Cinnamon), and then installed Emacs v26.3 in Mint. As shown in the ...
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I use org-mode and I often copy-paste path in a note file. Is it possible to have link or similar so it open a new terminal and go directly in the location indicated by the path. I don't know much ...
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### org-agenda stuck displaying last file in org-agenda-files list

For some reason, (after recently upgrading packages), running org-agenda via C-c a and then selecting a view from the dispatch buffer (such as a Agenda for current week or day) just shows me a buffer ...
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### Making and writing to new buffer

Have been playing for some time with buffers. With this code I can make a new buffer called Corona and insert some text in it. Now I would like to pass the buffer name to bufr-message rather than ...
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### org-babel-params-from-properties' with a non-nil no-eval' still evaluating functions

I may be misunderstanding how the no-eval argument works, which is passed to org-babel-parse-header-arguments, and then finally org-read as inhibit-lisp-eval; it seems functions I'm using to pass the :...
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### Bookmark Plus and pdf-tools/pdf-view error

I've installed Bookmarks+ from quelpa recently, and everything was working fine until I made a minor tweak with my pdf-tools config. Now I cannot jump to bookmarks of .pdf files from any buffer, ...
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### Where can I find org-table formatting documentation?

I'd like to do some formatting on org-tables than I'm using. For example, make this table : |----------------+----------+---------+---------+---------| | Russia | 12000000 | 1700000 | 4950000 |...
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### How to fix/restore org-metaright/metaleft behavior after upgrading org-mode (9.5)

Q: how do I fix/restore the behavior of org-metaright and org-metaleft after an org-mode upgrade? After upgrading to Emacs v. 28.1 (and therefore org-mode v. 9.5.2) via Fedora's package manager, org-...
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### Enabling --debug-init from within .emacs

Emacs can be started with the -debug-init command-line option. But how can I enable the command line option from within my .emacs file?
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### How can I use add-to-list to add multiple elements to a list value of a variable?

Is this the way to use add-to-list with multiple entries? (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '(("\\.f\\'" . fortran-mode) ("\\.F\\'" . fortran-mode) ...
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### org-export options are off

My org export options become inactive/off. Like the picture below: compare to its previous form: And the export is not functional. I get the following message: Invalid face reference: org-dispatcher-...
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### Mu fails to install and Mu4e fails to start: /usr/local/opt/emacs not present or broken

I upgraded mu and emacs and now mu4e stopped working. I removed Emacs with: brew uninstall --force emacs brew uninstall --force homebrew/cask/emacs and mu with: brew uninstall mu Then I installed ...
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### org-babel ':wrap export latex' inserts colons into resulting tex document

I rewrote the question using a minimal example. My previous post didn't include the code required to import NumPy and other libraries. I'm trying to export the python output to a LaTeX export block. ...
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### org mode tables slowed down by evil mode

I am trying to create a table in org-mode like that (/ is where my cursor is) | this is a test | foo | bar | | ---------/---- | --- | --- | If I now press enter, emacs hangs and I have to interrupt ...
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### How to fix byte compiler warnings for "Unused lexical variable" in a macro?

I have a macro and a function which uses it: (defmacro oauth2-auto--query-case (&rest cases) "Handle HTTP queries based on the keys present in ‘query-alist’. ‘query-alist’ is a free ...
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### The latest Emacs initialization hook

I am currently running Emacs as a desktop with EXWM. And I am trying to run some apps on startup to see them in a EXWM's systemtray: (defun run-auto-start () (start-process-shell-command "...
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### Passing var or const to a function

I have a function called put-docstr that takes a string. I can set the string using defvar or defconst. Not sure if I should quote the symbol when using it. Thus like this (put-docstr #'typex-...
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### Any hints on how to connect org-onenote to MS OneNote?

I have recently tried to use org-onenote* for uploading some Org Mode notes to MS OneNote. Somehow my e-lisp-fu is not strong enough, I have misunderstood the terse documentation, or I am just too ...
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### Keybindings changed. C-h k has the wrong info. What did I do wrong?

I changed the keys for a slime function. I changed slime-eval-last-expression-in-repl from C-c C-j to C-x C-e. The mini buffer confirms the change: But when I look at the help function, it says that ...
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### Convert a time interval to days or weeks with Calc

How can I convert a time interval, say 10000min, to a decimal number of days or weeks in Calc? I've seen that I can do ' 10000min/day u b (following this answer) to get the decimal number of days ...
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### Fallback font for specific face

I'm trying to set a fallback font for variable-pitch face. More specifically, my current setup is: Default font set to JuliaMono with size 15 via (set-frame-font "JuliaMono 15" nil t). ...
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### To create lockfiles outside of the working directory

I want lockfiles to be created outside of the working directory, and so I have added the following part into my init.el, right from the manual: ;; https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/...
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### Why the size of the scrollbar is changed when I scroll the file?

I have a test file with 25 lines. When I scroll it with mouse up and down, the size of the scrollbar changes, for some reason. Is it a known issue? Is it possible to fix it? Here is an animated GIF: ...
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### org capture auto id insert %a

When creating a capture, org capture will auto insert a link which link to the location where the capture action happens, if the capture template contains "%a". e.g: I'm in heading A, and ...
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### Reading Common Lisp Source Code Inside Emacs?

I think emacs is just brilliant. The help functionality with C-h is extremely useful. Recently, I started coding in SB Common Lisp. It would be very useful if I could search the definitions of ...
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### emacs in gnome-terminal on ubuntu 20.04 - Stop the trackpad from bouncing my cursor!

While typing, every time I hit the trackpad in just the wrong way, my cursor jumps from one point to another in my emacs buffer. This is the scroll motion that occurs as a result of two fingers on ...
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### Using emacs magit with gitmoji commit hook

Is there a way to use emacs magit with gitmoji-cli commit hook? Such hook can be installed via gitmoji -i Currently, magit shows nothing and waits forever, probably because the hidden gitmoji-cli is ...
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### How to force find-file` to visit the existing frame of an opened file

The below function creates a new instance of the file myfile.txt (regardless of if myfile.txt is already opened or not). How to force emacs to use the existing frame of that file (if any)? (defun ...
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### Given a key, find command that Emacs binds by default

If I've created custom keybindings, possibly overriding some Emacs default keybindings, is there a way to determine what command a given key would be bound to by default (i.e. if I hadn't overridden ...
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### Silence eval-last-sexp message in echo area when using overlay messages

When using either eros, or lispy with lispy-eval-display-style set to overlay, I see the expression result in both an overlay and the echo area: I'd like to only see the overlay. Is there a way to ...
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### How to include variables within #+INCLUDE:?

In my init file, all the paths that I use are stored at the beginning of the file with a series of lines like this: (setq personal-path "PATH") Then I can use them like this: (set-register ?...
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### Emacs makes my files not exist in Parcel

new Emacs user (on Windows) here! So far Emacs looks really cool! I'm developing website using Parcel and every time I save my main .html file with Emacs it breaks my development server. HTML file I ...
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### Handling empty function optional argument

This function starts a new named shell buffer. How can I handle the case where bufrnm set by interactive in empty? (defun galaxy-shell (&optional bufrnm) "TODO" (interactive "...
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### Jumping to a specific byte (white space included)

How can I move the point to a specific byte (not a char), as I understand goto-char doesn't consider space characters. But in a large file I need to find to a specific byte, taking into account also ...
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