emacs - Is a popular text editor, usually characterized by it's extensibility. Often described as "the extensible, customizable, self-documenting, real-time display editor." Now part of the GNU project, it was originally developed by Richard Stallman in the mid 1970s and development, and ongoing ...

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How to upgrade to the latest Emacs?

I have Emacs 24.3.1 and I'd like to upgrade to the latest Emacs 24.4.x. All documentation that I have visited suggests building from a tarball or source. Is there a reason why there are no package ...
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emacs keeps popping up “buffer menu” when I don't want it

Ubuntu 14.04, HP ZBook GNU Emacs 23.1.1 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.18.9) When I'm typing into a buffer, or just moving the cursor with ^N,^P, etc, often emacs pops up a "buffer menu" ...
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Shall I install update for my self installed emacs?

Yesterday, I installed the latest Emacs 24.4-1 from its official site by compiling its source code, because the one in repository is older. But today the software update notifies me if I want to ...
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Clicking Link in emacs no longer opens page in browser

Up until yesterday, clicking a link in emacs would open the corresponding page in my browser (Firefox). Sometime yesterday this changed to always open a new window in the browser, on the home page. ...
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Open link from application in running firefox profile

Applications that allow opening links (e.g. emacs), always fail to open URLs for me. Instead of immediately opening the URL in a running browser window, they open the firefox profile manager dialog. ...
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Shutdown in Trusty kills processes with unsaved work

In Precise, when I clicked on "Shut Down" from the gear menu, it would shut things down in an orderly manner. E.g. it would tell processes to shut down, and would let me know if e.g. emacs was still ...
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Latest Emacs Version, Windowed GUI

I am having an issue with GNU Emacs 24.3.1. I usually only use emacs for the purpose of compiling .pdf or LaTeX documents. And I am unable to open the program correctly via terminal use. I initially ...
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Why do my A, N, Enter, Shift Keys seem to have reduced sensitivity to touch?

I recently installed PyCharm, Emacs, and Vim in order to start programming. However, I noticed that my A, N, SHIFT, and ENTER keys on my keyboard seem to not always work when I press them. There was ...
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Broken emacs key mapping

I am running emacs23 on kubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr). Sometimes (once every two weeks or so) the standard key mapping in emacs just fails. The control key doesn't work any more, and I get e.g. "xs" in ...
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Changing default settings in emacs 24.3.1

I am trying to set some default settings in emacs. It was sufficient to just edit ~/.emacs. I tried after updating my Ubuntu and this option is not working, any suggestions?
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What is the purpose of the package emacs24-common-non-dfsg?

I tried to run C-h r from Emacs, but got error Info file emacs does not exists After googling i found the package emacs24-common-non-dfsg. What is the purpose of this package, and why would I ...
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How to stop Ctrl+= being swallowed?

I want to bind C-= in Emacs but Emacs sees it as "=". Emacs is 24.3 running in gnome-terminal on Ubuntu 14.10. xev sees that Control is pressed but C-v C-= in bash prints only "=". I assume that ...
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Is it possible to transform sublime text or emacs to something like bpython?

I'm using sublime text 3 and I like it a lot, but maybe a bit more love for bpython. It detects what libraries are installed and has autocompletion for codes that weren't previously written in the ...
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Short keys to make a line comment in shell script Emacs?

I want to write shell scripts by using Emacs. I have already known to turn shell-script-mode on, but still don't know which short keys to make a line become comment. For example, which short keys in ...
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Using Ibus-m17n with emacs 23 in Ubuntu 14.04

I am having problems getting Ibus-m17n to work with emacs 23.4.1. I have two input methods, the English (UK) supplied with Ibus and a custom method for inputting transliterated roman characters using ...
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Copy-Paste from Mac to Emacs of ubuntu

(* I have post the same question on AskDifferent, so far I have not got any answer yet, I guess here fits this question better *) I use version 10.9.2 of OS X and a virtual machine 6.0.5 VMware ...
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dpkg --status package_name

I'm just playing around with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I installed emacs, and wanted to double check if it was. ~ 1496 $ dpkg --status emacs dpkg-query: package 'emacs' is not installed and no information ...
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Horribly broken emacs install

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 I can no longer install or update any packages due to broken Emacs packages. I have tried the suggestions on this list including dpkg --purge, apt-get -f install, etc. ...
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Problem rebinding isearch key in Emacs

Hello I am trying to rebind the Emacs key for isearch (C-s) to the more CUA like C-i becuase C-s is bound to save. I did the following: (global-set-key "\C-i" 'isearch-forward) (global-set-key (kbd ...
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Add launcher for emacs

I installed emacs-24.4 and I can run it from the terminal. However, while the process was running, I right-clicked the icon on the dash and chose the Lock to Launcher option. But if I click that ...
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When I install packages, I keep getting fontconfig warning

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a virtual machine, and I was installing packages, specifically text editors in this case (emacs23, sublime, vim..). Anyways, I get this massive warning of font ...
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lenovo z580 ubuntu 14.04

I have a lenovo z580 and I have installed on it ubuntu 14.04(before I had on it 12.04). I have a problem, after a few days I have installed when I try to login into system it not working. I get en ...
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Build Emacs: cannot find -lpng15

I'm trying to build Emacs 24.4 and this error occured: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lpng15 collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status make[1]: *** [temacs] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory ...
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Find and replace in whole buffer for emacs23

I have been using emacs for years, but am by no means an expert. When I got my new verion of Ubuntu I got the latest version of emacs (24), but hated it, so dropped back to emacs23. It is like what ...
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Use Super+C/V for copy-pasting in Emacs

In Emacs I activated the option to use CUA keys for copy/cut-pasting with C-c/C-x/C-v. However sometimes it creates a problem when using Latex/Auctex key shortcuts, because it "eats" the first C-c or ...
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Alt-v stopped working in emacs!

Emacs alt-v stopped working, but alt-b works well. I could not figure out the reason. Can anybody give me some hint? Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome-shell desktop Kde does not work too. Emacs 24.3, 24.4 Edit: I ...
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Choosing the right path for a download and emacs help [duplicate]

I am trying to set up the STk Scheme Package onto my machine. So far almost all of my downloads with Ubuntu have been from the public repository using Terminal which makes it painless. I am having ...
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Cinnamon bar cutting off bottom of window in 14.04

I'm using Cinnamon in ubuntu 14.04. The bar at the bottom of the screen is unfortunately cutting off the bottom of full-screened windows, i.e., instead of ending at the top of the bar, the window ends ...
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Long-press enter as Control key

I am a Emacs user and I want to have Long-press enter as an extra control key. I used to do this in Mac OS with KeyboardRemap4Macbook. But was not able to find it how to do in Ubuntu Unity. This would ...
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How can I use emacs instead of Ubuntu SDK to write Ubuntu Touch Apps?

I want to use emacs and console tools instead of Ubuntu SDK to edit and debug my projects. Where can I learn about doing that?
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I can NOT change Alt Tab shortcut in ubuntu 12.04

My ubuntu is 12.04.5 amd64 kernel 3.13.0-39-generic . I want to use Alt Tab in Emacs , so I must disable it in unity. I cancel Alt Tab shortcut in system settings -> keyboard -> shortcuts ...
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can't toggle frames in Emacs Full-screen framemove.el

I am using framemove.el and have the default setup. holding the meta key and pressing left or right arrow will switch from one frame to another. It works when the frames are not full screen, but when ...
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Emacs cannot input Chinese cacharacters

Platform: Ubuntu 14.04, Emacs 24.3.1, Ibus 1.5.5, Fcitx 4.2.8.3-3 I tried to edit Chinese files with Emacs. Though Emacs embeds its own Chinese input method, but it is not smart enough. At first, I ...
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Terminal screen will not be refreshed after suspending program: is this a bug or a default configuration problem?

Sometimes after suspending emacs(CTRL+Z) terminal screen refreshes incorrectly: Never experienced this problem in Ubuntu 12.04 (my current version is 14.04 with gnome-shell 3.6.2)
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Replace a specific section of code

I don't know what could do this, sed, vim, whatever. Lets say I have 30 functions, to keep it simple, i'll show 3 #first function AddOne = [ a+1==b, b+1==c ] # second function ...
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Emacs freezing for a few seconds while in use

My EMACS tends to freeze for a few seconds while I am typing code, and I am not sure what is wrong as when I monitor my CPU and RAM usage, there are no visible spikes. System Info: Ubuntu 14.0.4 ...
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Why ubuntu has vi , emacs ,nano with os default?

I am new to ubuntu ..So basically an OS has an app for a purpose.. But ubuntu has three basic text-editors..like nano, vi, emacs ... So what is the reason for that? and what are the advantages and ...
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How does gedit detect the encoding of a text file?

How does gedit detect the encoding of a text file when opening it? I notice that gedit can always find the correct encoding when opening a text file of mine, while chardet can often fail to and ...
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How to convert a text file with mixture of encodings to a single encoding?

I created a text file by copying its different parts from different sources (webpages, other text files, pdf files) into gedit and saving it to the file. I guess that is the reason that I have ...
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Upgraded to 14.04 but have a problem editing grub

I am trying to edit this file to add "nomodeset" to the end of the line. Is there any way to edit a buffer? Is there a work-around for this?
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Dependency Problems after updating to 14.04?

I can't seem to install or uninstall anything after updating to 14.04 because emacs and LaTeX was broken. I think I removed all the corrupt LaTeX files, but the emacs ones won't go away. Anyone know ...
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Configuration error for pep8 and flymake for emacs

I am trying to configure pep8 to ignore E221, E222, and E226 (all related to spacing around operators). I followed this documentation https://pep8.readthedocs.org/en/1.4.6/intro.html to generate a ...
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Emacs Keybindings for all Text Inputs

I type with ten fingers. I try to avoid all keys on the keyboard which are not easily accessible: Pos1 End1 Esc ... Up to now my fingers like the emacs key bindings, since they work in the editor ...
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Emacs keybindings in Lubuntu

Is there a way to enable ubiquitous emacs keybindings in Lubuntu? I've seen solutions for Ubuntu and Xubuntu, such as emacs keybindings in ubuntu 12.04, but I haven't found one for Lubuntu.
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How to avoid unity lens to capture the meta key so I can use EMACS? [duplicate]

When I use the graphical EMACS and I want for, for example, execute M-x . as soon as I press the Meta key the unity dash opens and I lose focus from emacs, this is really annoying. how do I avoid ...
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Disable system shortcut for a single application

When I use emacs, I want to be able to use C-q (quoted-insert). However when I do that in Unity, the program quits since C-q is the system-wide shortcut I set for closing a window. I want to keep C-q ...
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Compile error: checking for libXaw… configure: error: No X toolkit could be found

Can anyone solve this error? After I configure emacs and run make, i get the following: [jroberts@pc emacs-24.3]$ make make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. Here is the ...
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How to install melpa in emacs

I need to install MELPA into my emacs 23.3 version. I have googled for the ways to install it but couldn't find/understand any of them. Can anyone please help me with installing MELPA. I am using ...
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Unparseable output from pylint in emacs

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 (clean upgrade, not in-place). I found that I couldn't call pylint from within emacs (M-x pylint) as I used to, so I installed the package python-mode. Now ...
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setxkbmap -option ctrl:swapcaps makes ctrl caps but caps functionless

I'm trying to switch ctrl and caps for emacs but it seems to be that this command only puts the caps option on ctrl and not vice versa i.e. the caps key does nothing at all afterwards. My method of ...