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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 to group digits in minibuffer when sending input to calc?

Is it possible to send something like 200*100,000 as an input to calc? Documentation says Long numbers can be hard to read if they have too many digits. Press d g (calc-group-digits) to enable ...
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How to archive an org-mode subtree along with its parent headlines

Let me start out by saying I've seen various attempts to address questions similar to mine, but none of them handle the things I'm looking for. Here is an example of what I'm looking for: Say I ...
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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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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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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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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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ivy preview buffer without buffer creation

When searching in a project using a counsel-ag, I want to implement a preview, similar to the counsel-grep. Now I use copy-paste from counsel-ag with :update-fn (lambda () (counsel-grep-...
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Rename buffer in Ibuffer

A buffer can be renamed with rename-buffer command. Is it possible to rename buffers from IBuffer? A use case is to rename a bunch of Term buffers from Ibuffer. The default name for Term buffers is *...
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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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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 show the total match count in swiper?

When using swiper for search, it only shows the number of matching lines. How can I view the number of matches?
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Collaborative editing:Using Rudel to connect to a Gobby process

I would like to set a server to host a Gobby process https://gobby.github.io/. It would host latex files for example And I was thinking of using rudel https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/Rudel to connect ...
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Picture of sender in mu4e

How can I see a mini-picture or icon of the email sender in the headers view and email view in mu4e? Is there an easy way to achieve this using, say org-contacts?
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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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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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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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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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How do I change the working directory used by pdb/gud?

When running M-x pdb from Emacs, the current directory seems to be set to that of the directory of the script you are running, so pdb ~/path/to/project/__main__.py Would set the working directory ...
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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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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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gud: highlight breakpoints with custom debugger

I use go-dlv to debug Go programs. This package is very simple and relies on standard gud functionality (https://github.com/benma/go-dlv.el/blob/master/go-dlv.el) One thing that I found missing is ...
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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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Chatting on Hangouts with Emacs

This question asks how to connect to Google Hangouts with Jabber specifically, but I want to un-XY it. Google has dropped support for XMPP and switched to a proprietary protocol. Is there an existing ...
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EMMS doesn't seem to see anything from MPD

I've set up MPD, and it's definitely running and indexing everything correctly. I followed the instructions here to set up EMMS to work with MPD, and after running M-x emms-cache-set-from-mpd-all, it ...
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How to find what causes ESS to run very slow?

When working with an iESS session of R and an R file open side-by-side, I noticed extremely slow performance when typing indetifiers. Typing braces and operators is fine, however, when an identifier ...
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How to set window size programmatically (and without guesswork)?

When searching for how to set an Emacs window size programmatically, all I can find are recipes that include statements like (add-to-list 'default-frame-alist (cons 'height (/ (- (x-display-...
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Projectile only sees project related to current buffer, if the buffer belongs to a project

I have two projects opened in my Emacs. Both are git repos and have .projectile files in their directories. Relevant lines in my init.el (projectile-global-mode 1) (helm-mode) (setq projectile-...
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Cannot edit a file as root if ~/.authinfo.gpg file exists

I got ~/.authinfo.gpg to store my multiple email accounts for gnus, but if ~/.authinfo.gpg exists, the tramp won't work. It will always say: Decrypting /home/chz/.authinfo.gpg...done Emacs won't ...
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How to block highlighting of certain nicks in ERC?

Some people in IRC channels I frequent have elected to use extremely common words for their nicks, including "a" and "me". I use erc-hl-nicks, and was able to block those particular nicks from getting ...
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Have table.el insert space after vertical separator for reStructuredText

I am using Emacs's table.el mode to fill a lot of tables in rst documents. table.el is really fine to do the job, but it lacks the possibility to have one space between vertical separator and cell ...
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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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Flyspell breaks on special characters

Problematic Behavior Special characters appear to split words in flyspell even if the words are in my dictionary: How can I fix this? Flyspell Configuration Details I am using the ispell backend ...
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Why is cloning of file buffers prohibited?

Why does clone-buffer not work on file buffers. I can make it work by the following advice: (advice-add 'clone-buffer :around (lambda (oldfun &rest args) "Allow cloning file buffers." ...
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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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How to schedule repeatable sequences of tasks

I've been trying to find the right approach of scheduling a repeatable sequence of tasks: first approach was to mark the parent as repeatable and children as normal tasks. * TODO This is the ...
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How to display intermediate code block results?

Here is an example to let me explain what I would like to achieve: #+NAME: heavy_computation #+BEGIN_SRC shell :results table echo -e "A\t32\nB\t17" #+END_SRC #+BEGIN_SRC python :var data=...
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Apply ANSI color escape sequences for Org Babel results

Feature There is a nice built-in Emacs feature to colorize strings with ANSI color escape sequences. So evaluating the following Elisp code, will insert the "Test text" at the point with proper ...
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Point belongs to window - mark belongs to buffer

In Emacs the point belongs to a window: this allows a buffer to be displayed in two different windows at the same time. The mark belongs however to the buffer. Conceptually the mark and a point ...
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recording cross-buffer cut-and-paste

I'm interested in trying to track where my ideas come from. Suppose I open files f1,f2,f3 and cut-and-paste lines from these files into f4. I'd like to record this information in a log file (say f4....
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Any advice? - Struggling with text reuse in emacs buffer

I'm basically a level 0 emacs/orgmode user, trying to get the hang of Emacs/Orgmode. Doing this like for the 5th time already, as most Emacs beginners obviously. I have this feeling I'll like and be ...
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How can i make Emacs use the System input method and Language?

Problem : I am using Emacs for general text typing and editing outside my Programming. This requires me to type in local languages of India ( specifically Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil ). I am on ...
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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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(progn (scroll-up 1) (goto-char 0)) is different from (scroll-up 1) then (goto-char 0)

In any buffer, try to eval-expression the expression (scroll-up 1) and then eval (goto-char 0). The window scrolls up, then point is moved to the beginning of the buffer. Now, try eval-ing (progn (...
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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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Add original location of refiled entries to LOGBOOK after org-refile

With this setup (setq org-log-refile 'time) I have the following notes added to my TODO entry that I refiled (already twice and it is ended up in long someday-maybe): * TASK Note on where the entry ...
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Customize modeline to display name of prev/next buffer

As topic says - I'm using tabbar + tabbar-forward-tab to quickly switch between recent buffers right now, but I don't really like it. I'd rather have the names of the previous and next buffer show up ...
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Proportional font breaks company overlays

When I use a proportional font with buffer-face-mode, it breaks company's overlay, because company obviously counts offset from the left margin, as well as pads suggestions on the right in character ...
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artist-mode copy a square?

When using artist-mode I often find I want to create several equally sized boxes for a diagram. Is there an easy way I can copy an existing shape on my page and drag it out to a new place? Or a way ...

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