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 ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
2k views

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.
9
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
39
votes
2answers
17k views

How to upgrade to Emacs 24.1?

Emacs 24.1 was released recently, and I'm wondering what the recommended way of upgrading Precise's Emacs to it is. I know of the snapshot PPA, but I'd like the final, stable version. I've found a ...
11
votes
1answer
2k views

What differences are there between the various version of emacs available?

Ubuntu (10.10) offers emacs21,22,23 and emacs-snapshot. What are the differences between them and which one does the emacs package install by default? Also, I presume emacs-snapshot-gtk is the most up ...
8
votes
4answers
7k views

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 ...
11
votes
3answers
2k views

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), ...
6
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

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?
4
votes
2answers
5k views

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" ...
2
votes
2answers
924 views

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:~ $ ...
1
vote
2answers
777 views

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 ...
18
votes
4answers
12k views

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?
4
votes
1answer
1k views

emacs keybindings in ubuntu 12.04

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 ...
10
votes
5answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
3k views

Auctex in 12.04 ignores Emacs 24

I just installed Emacs 24 (emacs24 24.1+1-2ubuntu3) in Ubuntu 12.04 but it does not seem to work with Auctex (the current version is 11.86-2ubuntu2). My .emacs file contains a line loading Auctex, so ...
3
votes
1answer
525 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Set emacs -nw as default editor

When editing files like sudoers, I want to use emacs instead of nano. So I ran this command sudo update-alternatives --config editor And I selected emacs. The only issue is I like emacs in no ...
6
votes
1answer
556 views

Emacs C-. not working in terminal

I use GNU Emacs, usually like emacs -nw which launches the terminal version (as opposed to the windowed GUI version). I write school papers in LaTeX so I use flyspell-mode for spell-checking within ...
3
votes
1answer
67 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Broken emacs installation

First of all, I am really sorry about behaving like an over smart. But hope you will be able to help me under the circumstance I am right now. I was having some difficulty with emacs in my Ubuntu ...
2
votes
1answer
748 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How to get rid of odd error line when ALT+TAB'ing away from an emacs launched in terminal

I have a very fresh install of lucid 10.04 64bit, fully upgraded, and with a raft of additional packages added. Amongst them is emacs (23.1+1-4ubuntu7). I habitually launch emacs from a terminal. I ...