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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Cannot Remap CapsLock after Swapping with Ctrl

I've remapped my caps lock key so that development in Emacs will be much faster. To do this, I edited /etc/default/keyboard to include: XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:swapcaps" This swapped the Caps lock key with ...
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Emacs keyboard with Compose(CapsLock) instead of Control

How can I set up Emacs shortcuts system wide and map the Control key for the Emacs shortcuts to the Compose key(CapsLock in my case) without interfering with the normal behavior of the Control key? ...
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Remove emacs and all related files

How can i completely remove emacs from my computar? I messed up and i have more than 100 files related with emacs. I tried locate emacs and delete one by one, but i wonder if there is a way to remove ...
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Emacs fullscreen on LTS 14.04

It seems the F11 is not bound for fullscreen. I am using Emacs24 on Ubuntu 14.04, when I hit F11 i get the message: /bin/bash: wmctrl: command not found. How can I bind the F11 key for fullscreening?
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Emacs installation from tar file fails on make [Ubuntu 14.04]

I am trying to install Emacs 24.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 by following this guide. I have downloaded Emacs 24.5 package from FTP and proceeded with ./configure which ran ok, but after running make getting ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS crashes often

I have a brand new thinkpad (x250) with Memory: 7,9 GiB - Processor: Intel Core i5-5200 CPU 2.20GHz x 4 - Graphics Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Boardwell GT2) x86/MMX/SSE2 - Disk 243,8 GB. I installed ...
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How to remap single key on bluetooth keyboard with Ubuntu Touch?

I'm using a bluetooth keyboard with Ubuntu Touch (N7), it connects fine but its single Alt key sends the key code for AltGr. I need it to be mapped to Alt / L_Alt (Emacs standard Meta key, as atm I ...
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boot services were changed and therefore Ubuntu does not work

I was changing the boot services to make the boot faster and now I get a black screen (the screen is working but it is black) after I enter my password in the login page. I can't do anything to solve ...
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How to disable `Alt+Tab` in unity under 12.04?

I can not find Alt+Tab in Shortcuts of Keyboard of System Settings. Emacs need Alt+Tab. How to disable it in unity ? Thanks
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How to fix this debug message upon Emacs startup?

I run GNU Emacs 25.1.50.2 on my machine having Ubuntu 15.04 and there is always an error on startup: Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading ‘/home/ffs/.emacs.d/init.el’: Symbol's ...
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How to add composite shortcut key to activate other windows on Windows Spread mode?

By default, pressing super-w will get a bunch of open windows spreaded on screen, and then we can press arrow keys to choose other inactive windows. But instead of pressing arrow key, I want to press ...
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Unmet deps when removing emacsen-common

I have a problem with unmet dependencies. I'm looking for an answer on how to solve the problem in this specific case and also I wan't to know if there is a general method so that I can solve problems ...
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How to install the latest Emacs in 12.04?

In 12.04 , emacs version is 23.3.1. How to install the latest version ? I remember there is a PPA about the newer Emacs. Emacs 24.5 can be compiled and installed manually in 12.04? Is here anyone ...
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How to get the filenames of the emacs files I have open to display on Launchpad/Dash?

I am unhappy with what I have to do to use emacs23 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on several files at once. Here's the situation: I used emacs to open a file.Then I used emacs to open another file. To make ...
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Problem with packages after upgrading to ubuntu 15.10 from 15.04

I upgraded to ubuntu 15.10 from 15.04 this morning and now I can't install any packages or anything. Indeed when I run a sudo apt-get install I get : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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How can I get emacs24 fonts to smooth like in the terminal?

I've seen the question asked many times, but I can't find an answer which works. I've tried editing .Xresources. But in the end, I cannot get emacs fonts to look as nice as they do in the terminal. ...
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ubuntu 14.04 emacs: how to revoke the fullscreen default?

When I start emacs, it is always fullscreen. I can't find the configuration to have emacs start not in fullscreen (maximized). I'm not the only one with this problem: ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut to bash script doesn't work

I am an emacs user and have written a few emacs configuration files. I wanted to run the client-server feature of emacs using a single bash script that would take care of the emacs server and client. ...
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How to open files with emacs in new tabs

I normally open files in emacs with: $ emacs file.txt & But what really gets me crazy, is that eventually I have dozens of files - each one opened in a separate window and as a result ...
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How to paste into emacs --no-window-system without auto-indent?

If I paste a piece of code from the browser to emacs -nw with middle mouse button, or Ctrl+Shift+v (in gnome-terminal paste from clipboard), it's incorrectly indented. Original code: for (i=0; ...
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How to recover offscreen window after disconnecting second monitor?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop at my desk with a second monitor. When I disconnect from the second monitor---without fail---my window for Emacs moves off screen. I can Alt-TAB to make Emacs the ...
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Unity / gnome-terminal passing control keys

I'm trying to get a setup with GNU screen in gnome terminal that I'm happy with (emacs user). I really like having Ctrl+^ as my GNU screen command key (as it doesn't interfere with any emacs key ...
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Build dependencies for emacs24 could not be satisfied 14.04

I want to manually install emacs24.4 and am following the widely available tutorials for doing so under 14.04 but when I want to install the required build-dependencies: sudo apt-get build-dep ...
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Swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl PROBLEM

I have tried a few different ways to remap ctrl and caps lock and none of them seem to be working. I am running Ubuntu on a Mac through VirtualBox. The two methods I have tried are using ...
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Does `C-x h` and `C-x-h` mean the same thing in Emacs ?

Does C-x h and C-x-h mean the same thing in Emacs ? Why are some commands in Emacs specified without an -, while some are, like the example above ? Does it always mean the same thing ?
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Error 'File is a symlink to a non-existent target'

While working through two active buffers in Emacs, sum.cpp and template.cpp, I accidentally shut down my laptop (Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)) without closing Emacs, and without saving these two ...
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Emacs & Python: How to indent to the previous level of identation (go back one level of indentation)?

Emacs & Python: How to indent to the previous level of identation (go back one level of indentation) ? I've the following problem in Emacs when writing Python scripts: As the image below ...
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Multiple major mode for Emacs

I'm looking for a way to get Emacs to indent and colour mixed PHP and HTML (preferably all programming languages in one go, but that doesn't seem to be the way Emacs works...). I read about MMM-mode, ...
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Why does Ubuntu create a file ending in ~ for every file I create with a text editor like GNU Emacs? [duplicate]

Why does Ubuntu create a file ending in ~ for every file I create with a text editor ? Creating a file with a text editor like GNU Emacs, say myfile, another file called myfile~ is also created. ...
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emacs doesnot work with xdg-open

I use emacs 24.4.1 on ubuntu 15.04. Somehow xdg-open doesnot work if i run it from emacs. For example, if i run "xdg-open 1.pdf" or "gvfs-open 1.pdf" in eshell they do not work. At the same time, ...
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emacs closes when terminal closes [duplicate]

I open a file with emacs through terminal just typing emacs file.txt and when I close terminal, emacs closes too, and when I try to execute another thing terminal doesn't let me becuase keeps ...
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Emacs on phone (e.g. BQ or Meizu)

Is Emacs available on Ubuntu phones such as BQ or Meizu? I heavily use a personalized orgmode (http://www.orgmode.org) as a kind of calendar with a wide range of applications such as running code ...
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how to get emacs24 to highlight PHP

Any emacs veterans able to assist? I can not find the files that the various websites that claim to show you how to obtain or make the settings for emacs24 to highlight PHP. I read contradicting ...
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GTK-Message, when open a file with emacs through terminal

I'm trying to open a text file through terminal just typing: emacs file.txt the file opens on emacs, but when I close the terminal emacs closes too, and I get this message in terminal ...
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How can I disable Alt-Tab application switching in Cinnamon when a certain program is open?

I use emacs and have fill commands set to Alt-Tab in certain modes and, as a creature of habit, would like to keep it that way. Is there an easy way to disable application switching via Alt-Tab when ...
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What is the PAGER used by info pages?

When typing the command info you get a long output with header as: File: dir, Node: Top This is the top of the INFO tree This (the Directory node) gives a menu of major topics. Typing ...
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Using emacs for prolog programs

Is there any way to tell emacs that it should recognize files which ends with .pl as Prolog files? When I currently load a .pl file into emacs it activates the perl-mode. I read some emacs manual ...
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“ctrl-space” not recognized under 'French (alternative)' input source under 15.04

The "ctrl-space" emacs shortcut to set the mark does not seem to work when emacs is launched within the terminal ('emacs -nw') when my input source is set to 'French (alternative)'. Surprisingly, the ...
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How to delele the automated produced file by Emacs

In the process of editing file with Emacs, for a example the name of file test.org, Emacs automatically produce a file #test.org#. I delete the test.org but the #test.org# still exists. I fail to ...
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Bind the make command to a shortcut

I use Emacs under Ubuntu. I would like to bind the make command to a shortcut, so that makefile could be launched. If the compilation fails, I would the error message to be shown in a sub-window or ...
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libMagicWand.so.5 cannot open shared object file?

After update to version Ubuntu 15.04 I have problems when I try to run emacs. emacs: error while loading shared libraries: libMagicWand.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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Cannot open emacs [closed]

Whenever I try to open emacs, it opens and then close agian. In the terminal I get the following error X protocol error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) on protocol request 139 When compiled ...
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How can I type the symbol ^ in emacs?

I have Ubuntu and I got Emacs from the Ubuntu store. My keyboard layout is Latin American. To type the symbol \, I use AltGr and the ? key and it works in Emacs. To type the ^ symbol, I use AltGr ...
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Disable X support for emacs globally [duplicate]

First, I tried installing the latest emacs-nox, but that did not work. Then, I added -nw to my ~/.bash_aliases, which works in most cases, except when I need to run sudo emacs [file] I still get ...
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how to uninstall emacs from command line?

I have ubuntu 12.04 I installed emacs using below commands. $ apt-get update $ apt-get install emacs Then, as expected, I could find emacs while searching in dash. Next I wanted to uninstall ...
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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. ...