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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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 ...
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Emacs 24 in Ubuntu 14.04: Can I remove whitespace of the toolbar?

I have installed Emacs 24 in Ubuntu 14.04 using sudo apt-get install emacs. However it has strange white space in the leftside of the toolbar. Can I remove that, or at least change the color of it? ...
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How to transform Vim configuration into Emacs one?

I need to setup Emacs editor by preparing the ~/.emacs configuration file. I have been using Vim for years and now I want to switch to Emacs for various reasons that are out of scope of this post. To ...
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How to obtain an Italian dictionary to spell-check within GNU Emacs which correctly recognize accented characters?

I am editing documents in Italian with GNU Emacs and I am used to spell-check my files with ispell. I have an Italian dictionary already installed (the iitalian package for ispell), but it doesn't ...
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Copy & paste non-ASCII characters to an Emacs window from another window doesn't work correctly

I work with emacs with iso-8859-1 coding system. I use emacs23. I have these lines in my .emacs file: (setq default-buffer-file-coding-system 'iso-8859-1) (set-selection-coding-system 'iso-8859-1) ...
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Dinotrace installation

was trying to install dinotrace viewer. instructions at: http://www.veripool.org/projects/dinotrace/wiki/Installing got the following error in make install command: *** Lisp files not installed, you ...
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How to update the software database? [duplicate]

I have setup two disks on my computer, Ubuntu, / and /home. Later I found the disk space on / is not big enough (just 20G), so I installed my texlive to my own disk, somewhere under $HOME. Now I want ...
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Emacs and xft fonts

I'm trying to set up Consolas font in emacs. I built emacs with --configure --with-xft and put: Emacs.font: Consolas-16 Emacs.fontBackend: xf to the .xsession But when i'm trying to start emacs ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Emacs installation problem

I have emacs 24 installed, and trying to obtain package from melpa, but the archive won't download. I am running Ubuntu in virtual box 4.3 on Windows 8. I then returned to my old standby Vim 7.4, ...
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how to open cygwin's xemacs on an ubuntu's active xorg server?

I have a windows box and an ubuntu box. ubuntu start up completed, obviously with Xorg server running without any problems. ran the command: xhost + so that there should NOT be any problems ...
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ipython emacs send code to interpreter

I am using ipython3 with emacs. It works but I would like to define a command that automatically send the highlighted code to the console. How can I do that? This should be a short cut for the ...
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Keyboard shortcuts keep resetting

There is a conflict between the Ubuntu keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-S (which does "toggle shaded state") and the emacs macro Ctrl-Alt-S, which invokes forward-search-regex, which of course is vastly ...
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Emacs doesn't kill-yank anymore after Xubuntu upgrade to 14.04

I just upgraded Xubuntu on my laptop from 13.10 to 14.04. Emacs' version is 24.3.1. Everything is working fine except the kill-yank system (copy-paste). To investigate this, I open emacs in my home ...
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The ctrl space does not set mark in Emacs

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and use fvwm as the windows manager. The ctrl-space does not set mark in Emacs. It seems that ctrl-space does nothing. I use ctrl+alt F2 to go to the console, and Emacs works ...
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Emacs key inserting problem

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and since then I started to have a weird problem with my Emacs. When I type the ° character (which maps to dead_abovering on my keyboard) it inserts the sequence ...
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Skype logout (pc logout) when activating the user interface

I have a problem with my skype (version 4.2.0.11) , when I open it I instantly logout from computer. I tried to remove (also remove it by using --purge) and reinstall from terminal however same ...
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How to use python3 in emacs on ubuntu 14.04

I am using emacs in python mode. To run a python file I use the command C-c C-c. Emacs automatically start to run python 2.7 while I would like to use python3. Once I have been able to solve ...
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How to disable (Not remove completely) global menu bar?

While using the text-editors I like to work on text editors with completely full-screen mode. But In almost all editors the global-menu-bar of ubuntu Desktop remains on the screen. I just want to ...
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When starting Emacs from menu, it is not obeying .Xresources

I have emacs.font: Inconsolata-13 in my .Xresources (And I have said xrdb -merge .Xresources. I have even rebooted the computer.) When I open Emacs from the command line, it uses Inconsolata. ...
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More modern or more conventional version of Emacs

Is there a more modern or more conventional version of Emacs? I'm thinking something like Aquamacs from Mac OS X. I'd like the standard conventional keyboard shortcuts found in common programs to ...
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Remap left shift to ctrl

I want to remap left shift with ctrl and disable left ctrl key. I use a typematrix keyboard where left ctrl is really small. (or) if there is a workaround where I can define this emacs alone it would ...
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How do I remove the shortcut buttons/toolbar from emacs?

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13 -> 14.04 emacs now wastes valuable screen space with silly buttons. How can I go back to a "buttonless" version of emacs?
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Backspace behaves oddly in text editors with screen

I have no idea why but backspace sends ^? to my text editor (nano, vim, emac, sublime, doesn't matter which one) when I run them inside of screen but not otherwise. Any ideas as to why this is and ...
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Strange screen fragment when using emacs

I am being bothered by the strange screen fragment while using emacs. Sometimes, when I edit something in emacs, the screen gets fragmented like this: The lines are not correctly updated ...
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how to leave a process running in backgroun on a terminal [duplicate]

I am running some simulation through a server. I usually login in the server using ssh command from the shell of my laptop. then I run emacs in terminal mode and with it I start some python ...
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how to use python3 shortcuts on emacs?

I am new to emacs and I am trying to set python3 as default interpreter. I have installed from software centre the python plugin for emacs. I can run a python3 file going to pyexec-->execute ...
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How to make xterm to send the Alt key to emacs as Meta?

I see that this question has been asked multiple times. The solutions given there in does not seem to apply to my setup. Here is my story: I use ubuntu 12.0.04 LTS, with xmonad (not over gnome), and ...
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Xdvi crashes when used with Emacs with I/O correlation [closed]

I use Emacs 24 to process LaTeX files. When I enable I/O correlation, Xdvi crashes within a second after launch. Apparently this is caused by a bug in libfreetype. So, my question is, is there any ...
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How to install emacs 24.4 on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Emacs is build from the Launchpad sources, which is based on the Debian emacs-snapshot (which is not maintained any more). The cassou PPA only has 24.3 builds available. Do you know any other ways ...
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How do you install emacs from thumb drive? [duplicate]

My internet is currently down on my virtual machine so i have a .tar file for emacs on a thumb drive and i would like to install it on ubuntu. Any help would be greatly appreciated. *I have ...
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Emacs hangs when run through SSHing to my Ubuntu Box (13.10),

Running Ubuntu 13.10, I cannot run emacs when sshing to my box ssh -l username someipaddress When I run emacs, it simply hangs. I have also have recently installed dbus-x11 . Before installing ...
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XEMACS mode install

I'm not expert in Ubuntu, I have installed a software called AVISPA which has with it a folder called XEMACS-Mode which is said in the Installation Manual that it will add some boxes in the Emacs, but ...
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bug in gforth.el preventing emacs24 from ppa from installing

I'm having trouble installing emacs24 from the repository ppa:cassou/emacs because of an error in gforth.el. The problem is with a known-bug in gforth.el failing on a byte-compile. I'm currently not ...
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What should I do when I get 'There are stopped jobs' error?

I face this type of situation many times. For example, whenever I try to open some file in emacs with sudo rights using: sudo emacs tet.c & Instead of asking me for the password Ubuntu just ...
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Where is the URL Package?

The URL package contains code to parse and handle URLs. It was originally part of w3, the web browser written entirely in EmacsLisp. Now it is a separate library available in Emacs 22. I am ...
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Emacs-23 does not open its file arg; Double-clicking on file opens blank emacs

When I double-click on a file and open it with emacs-23, emacs ignores its first input. It comes up with a blank white screen window being the empty "*scratch*" buffer, instead of the expected file ...
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xdg-open doesn't work in emacs (org mode)

In emacs (emacs24/xfce/saucy), when I click a link to a local file or export-&-open a pdf or html file, xdg-open is called with the target file. On my laptop system (emacs24/xfce/saucy), it uses ...
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Emacs screen drawing issues over SSH

I have a Ubuntu 13.10 server installed in VirtualBox on a Windows host. When I connect to it via SSH (tried Putty, Cygwin's OpenSSH and OS X terminal from a different machine) Emacs appears to be ...
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Two problems with Emacs and Latex [closed]

The first problem is that when (in AucTex mode) I click the "view dvi" in emacs, xdvi appears for a millisecond and then disappears. Doesn't happen for files that are just a few pages long. When I ...
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Swap caps lock and ctrl in ubuntu 13.10

Can anyone explain how to swap caps lock and ctrl keys on ubuntu desktop under unity. I use it to avoid emacs pinky.