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How do I get the current major mode?

72 votes

How to switch back and forth between two locations in a buffer

58 votes
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How to view diff when emacs suggests to recover this file?

43 votes

How to start emacs with a custom user-emacs-directory

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Why do regular expressions created with the regex builder use syntax different from the interactive regular expressions?

41 votes

How do I prevent extremely long lines making Emacs slow?

33 votes

Is there an Emacs mode which highlights differences from the committed version?

33 votes
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Proper way to enable minor mode

28 votes
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Reset custom variable to default value programmatically

28 votes
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What does (require 'package) mean for emacs and how does it differ from load-file?

27 votes
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Calling functions in .dir-locals in Emacs

23 votes
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Is there a 'local undo' extension for Emacs?

23 votes
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How to mark all files in the current dired directory?

22 votes
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How to globally disable eldoc?

22 votes
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How does emacs `shell-mode` know to prompt for sudo?

20 votes
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Only enable whitespace mode in certain buffers

20 votes

What is the regex to match a newline character?

19 votes

Hide list of minor modes in mode-line

19 votes

support for regex look behind and ahead?

19 votes
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what is the `A-` binding?

18 votes

Magit: How to show differences within lines

18 votes
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High CPU/memory usage and abnormally large savehist file?

17 votes

How to enter view-only mode when browsing Emacs source code from help?

17 votes
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Why do setq and set quote act differently on let-bound variables with lexical scope?

16 votes
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How does emacs respond to Unix signals?

16 votes
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How do I retrieve the machine's hostname?

15 votes
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Is everything in Emacs made of functions?

14 votes
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Use `git add -N` in magit

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Why does lisp-interaction-mode exist, and do we ever need it?

14 votes
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Let statement throws error on assigning a form to a variable

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