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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Unable to install Qt XUBUTNU 12.04 fresh install

I've Qt SDK which is an offline installer. According to the instructions given for installation, first I have to chmod u+x Qt_SDK_Offline.run then ./Qt_SDK_Offline.run But when I do ...
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How do I solve emacs launcher icon failures?

I've just installed emacs 24 on 12.04 following the instructions here: http://www.mikeyboldt.com/2011/11/30...-24-in-ubuntu/ and though it installs and I can run it from the terminal, I can't get an ...
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Emacs detaching from launcher

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and I am having an issue with emacs and the Unity launcher. When I start up emacs from the launcher it opens a new window but the typical little arrows do not ...
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Emacs ignores .Xresources

I have some settings in .Xresources for emacs. Namely: Emacs.font: Monospace-10:antialias=True:pixelsize=14 Emacs.menuBar: off Emacs.toolBar: off Emacs.verticalScrollBars: off This worked fine on ...
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How do I enable Emacs keybindings in Google Chrome?

Can anyone tell me how to enable Emacs keybind on Chrome? I found some links but they are either not clearly mentioning how to do so or not what I want (I don't want external tools to be run for this ...
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reverting from emacs keybindings in chrome

I enabled emacs keybindings as an experiment using gconftool-2 and setting /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_key_theme to Emacs. I wasn't happy with it and set it back to Default. jeff@london:~ $ ...
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New to emacs — my key bindings are different from what is described in the tutorials. How to fix this?

I'm using emacs v24 [GNU Emacs 24.0.94.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.3.20) of 2012-03-26 on meitnerium, modified by Debian] on Kubuntu 12.04. My basic problem is that emacs is not behaving ...
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Emacs column editing CUA mode - is it possible to select rectangular region with mouse?

Is it possible to select a column (rectangular) region with the mouse in emacs? A simple yes or no will be helpful to me at this point. Here are more details: Column editing is possible in emacs. ...
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How do I install the latest version of EMACS and pick the appropriate UI?

I'm running the latest Kubuntu (12.04 beta 2) and I would like to run the latest emacs (currently v24). The repos are one version behind. What's the best way to install v24 or later (and avoid future ...
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Emacs-AUCTeX-Okular

I have Tex live 2011 installed with Emacs 23. AUCTeX and Okular. I have also configured Emacs/AUCTeX to work with Okular supporting forward and inverse search. But. Here's my question. If I have ...
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Lines disappearing intermittently from both Terminal and Emacs

I'm having trouble even finding the right search terms to diagnose this problem. It's also hard to reproduce on my own machine. When I enter a command in the terminal, occassionally I will see no ...
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Is there an emacs for Xubuntu?

How can I install emacs on Xubuntu , the command: sudo apt-get install emacs doesn't work
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emacs warning Lisp directory does not exist

Whenever I start my emacs, I get warning like: Warning: Lisp directory `/usr/local/share/emacs/23.3/site-lisp' does not exist. I upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04. Please help me remove this warning.
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How to remap Emacs evil-mode toggle key from Ctrl-Z?

I'd like to remap the toggle key for emacs evil mode. From Ctrl+Z to something that won't confuse me like the CUA bindings (I'd like Ctrl+Alt+`, but I think that terms don't recognize that one). In ...
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Emacs unable to find fonts?

I compiled emacs from source on Ubuntu 11.10 and unfortunately, it only seems able to find the default X monospace font. How do I connect emacs with the system fonts?
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How do I get the super key working properly in Emacs?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with emacs 23. When I am in org-mode and I hold down control, windows key and hit return, I see: "C-s-return is undefined" In org-mode it tells me that C-S-RET will insert ...
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Both Thunderbird and emacs throw d-bus errors unless sudoed (X OK!)

I have a newly installed Ubuntu system to which I have added LAMP and emacs. Everything appears to be working with the exception of emacs and Thunderbird both throw similar errors: Thunderbird ...
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GNU Emacs can't work on X11 and crashes with a message "Font `Ubuntu Mono 13'

I got an GNU Emacs' problem, it can't work on X11 and crashes with a message "Font `Ubuntu Mono 13' is not defined" but it works fine without X, more Xemacs can run without problem, GNU Emacs is a ...
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Unable to install Emacs 24 from ppa:cassou/emacs

I followed the following instructions to install Emacs 24 on my machine (borrowed from: http://www.mikeyboldt.com/2011/11/30/install-emacs-24-in-ubuntu/): sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacs ...
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Difference between Emacs metapackage and Emacs

I have the following sources enabled: main, universe, restricted and multiverse. On Ubuntu Software Center on 11.10 I see two packages for Emacs: The GNU Emacs editor (metapackage) The GNU Emacs ...
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Why is the JDEE package in multiverse?

Why is the Java Development Environment for Emacs package in the multiverse repository? The software is available under the GPL.
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Why is the meta key is not working when using Emacs?

Suddenly, I am not able to use any combination of meta keys. The Alt key is not working at all in my emacs. Can anyone help me on this issue?
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Settings for Gnome-Shell Window Focus + “It's all text” Firefox Extension + emacs [closed]

I have the following setup: Ubuntu 11.10 gnome-shell emacs 23 Firefox with "It's all text" extension The purpose of the "It's all text" extension is so that I can edit firefox text fields in an ...
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How can I run emacs in gnome terminal without popup interface?

Just like using emacs on putty. I just transfered to Ubuntu from windows. I also got error message when I tried to open a matlab .m file using emacs. Code: emacs job.m 701 $ emacs job.m Warning: ...
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How to open a remote file (ssh) with my local Emacs?

I use ssh to connect to a remote machine where a file is. Once the connection is established, if I run emacs the_file in the terminal, instead of launching my local Emacs, it opens an editor inside ...
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I can't change the keybinding theme from emacs to default in gnome tweak tool

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 Gnome Shell. I have changed the keybinding theme from Default to emacs using Gnome Tweak Tool. For some reason I can't change it back to default. Has anyone encountered this ...
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Screen repaint problem with emacs and terminals [closed]

When I'm using emacs in ubuntu 11.10, I have the following problem: I navigate with C-N and C-P, sometimes screen is not correctly updated and I see the text garbled. Sometimes I have a similar ...
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rtl text in emacs

I'm using emacs to write my thesis. I need to create a Hebrew abstract. Is there a way to enable right-to-left text display in emacs? (the correct answer should be how can I enable right-to-left text ...
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Migrate from Gnote to Org-mode

I have lots of notes in Gnote and I consider to use Org-mode instead. How can I migrate my Gnote notes to Org-mode?
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Package emacs-snapshot-nox has unmet dependencies

I'm trying to install emacs24 for an external repository, but I receive an error regarding unmet dependencies and wonder how I can continue the installation and resolve this error? The output looks ...
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Emacs Unity global app menu integration stopped working in 11.10

Emacs' Unity global app menu integration stopped working when I upgraded to 11.10. Anyone know how to get it working?
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Emacs 24 can't find ls

I installed emacs-snapshot through http://emacs.naquadah.org/ Everything works fine except when I run dired I get this error: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (file-error "Searching for program" "no ...
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How to select and copy on emacs by keyboard?

How to select by keyboard? After selecting , I click Menu's Edit, it shows 'Copy '. How to type copy by keyboard? Thank you~
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Change AltGr to Ctrl

I'm starting to use Emacs, and as any (Emacs) user should know, you constantly use Ctrl. However, in my current layout, the right Ctrl is too far away to be used constantly, and AltGr is in the ...
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How to swap X-Server with Emacs org-mode?

I'm quite impressed of emacs' org-mode. So I want to use it for note-taking during lectures. To use it "distraction-free" my idea is the following: I want to register a bash-command, which swaps the ...
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How do I integrate git with emacs?

What do I need to install to be able to do something like the lines below in Ubuntu 11.04? M-x git-status git-commit-file command (c key) git pull git push
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How can I make running emacsclient from the unity launcher reuse an existing emacs window

(I'm actually asking this even though I intend to supply the answer, so this is more by way of providing a tip.) If you create an emacsclient launcher by copying a .desktop file (e.g. the Emacs one), ...
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Add line numbers to GNU Emacs

How can I add line numbers to Emacs? Please explain, I'm an absolute beginner.
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Left Ctrl key not working in VirtualBox

While running an OS in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 10.10 amd64, I find the the left control key is not being properly detected. (The right control key is used by VirtualBox, but the left control key should ...
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How to make the emacs not to pop up a window when using tab-completion?

When I use the emacs shell mode or in gdb, when I type double tab, the emacs pop up a new window which always cover an existed window. While in terminal, when I type double tab, to complete a ...
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Help identify this Emacs color theme

I found this screenshot here: http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/Emacs
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How do I resize my emacs22 window?

I tried searching for answers but can't find any. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and have emacs22 installed: ii emacs22 22.2-0ubuntu9 The ...
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Can't see PHP files in Emac's speedbar?

I just downloaded Emacs 23 and installed the nXhtml add-on. I opened speedbar with M x : speedbar. I can see almost all file types except PHP. Any suggestions?
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Application specific environment variable settings

I'm trying to work around a known bug in Ubuntu 9.10, where using the scrollbar in emacs causes text to be highlighted, and the cursor to move. This page here shows that you can fix this by setting an ...
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How do I download the command-line emacs instead of the GUI one?

I used sudo apt-get install emacs to download emacs. I expected the command-line emacs to start when I ran emacs but instead the GUI emacs started. How can I download the command-line emacs?
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How to change font size in emacs?

I download emacs with 'sudo apt-get install emacs'. When I run emacs, I see emacs with too big fonts. I don't know why the default setup to have normal font size in emacs. How can I do that?
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Emacs keybindings for textboxes in firefox?

I'm so used to emacs that sometimes, when I'm typing something in a textbox in firefox, I sometimes try and do C-p to move up a line. It is seriously annoying to have to cancel a print dialog box ...
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An alternative to the Super key on an old keyboard

I've got a classic M-series IBM keyboard that I want to put to a use. However, it does not have a Windows (a.k.a Super) key, that I use for many windows-manager-related shortcuts. On top of it, I ...
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Force apt to remove all emacs*

I have a bug-problem with the apt-packages of emacs: >>Error occurred processing debian-ispell.el: File error (("Opening input file" "no such file or directory" ...
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IBus client for GNU Emacs: Installed, but how do I start it?

Having recently moved to Linux/Ubuntu, I'm looking for a good editor, and GNU Emacs seems to fit the bill. One thing I want from a text editor is the ability to handle Unicode Input Method Editors ...