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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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.
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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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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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How to install emacs 24.3 on Ubuntu?

This is my first time using Ubuntu and I dont know how I should install a program on it. I tried using cd the directory where it is and then ./configure it but it is not working!
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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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How do I enable Emacs keybindings in apps, such as 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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emacs keybindings in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to get Emacs-like Keybindings in GTK, Firefox, Chrome, etc. I have followed the directions recommended here (and in lots of places) but to no effect. In other words, I added ...
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How to install emacs 24.4 on Ubuntu?

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I get emacs to open in the terminal when it is being used as the config editor?

I like to use emacs as my configuration editor, so it is the default for programs like git or cron. So I used sudo update-alternatives --config editor And chose emacs24 from the list. Unlike Vim ...
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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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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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How to completely remove my Emacs?

I downloaded Emacs source files, and installed it using make. After installing Emacs successfully, I manually removed the downloaded source files to save disk space. Now I want to remove Emacs and I ...
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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-like keybindings system-wide?

Is there a way to set Emacs-like keyboard shortcuts (at least the subset mentioned below) for the whole OS? This is possible in some apps such as the terminal, Emacs (go figure :) and additionally ...
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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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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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gtk-key-theme Emacs: what keystroke is for select-all?

I prefer emacs keystrokes, but select-all doesn't seem to be part of the emacs vocabulary, or at least, the gtk-key-theme for emacs. M-w isn't working to copy the selected region. What's the ...
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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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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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Emacs, which to use?

There seem to be the following versions: emacs23, emacs23-nox, e3, emacs23-lucid, and jove, as choices to download. Where can I find out what the differences are?
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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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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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Dead keys in emacs with ibus

I've just upgraded to 13.10 and noticed that dead keys are not working anymore in emacs (a keystroke to ' leads emacs to display <dead-acute> is undefined instead of waiting to the next key. In ...
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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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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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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), ...