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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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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Prevent X/Gnome/Terminal from catching emacs commands

When I use emacs, I often end up typing many exciting key combinations which I would usually not use, such as C-M-t (i.e. Ctrl - Alt - T), which in emacs is supposed to run the command ...
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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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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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Add PPA cassou/emacs

When I run following command in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacs It says: Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:cassou/emacs'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. Also I am ...
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Unable to install emacs24 on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise

I've added the cassou ppa, but when I try to install emacs24 or emacs-snapshot, apt-get can't seem to find the right packages: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacs ... $ sudo apt-get update ... ...
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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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Upstart not starting emacs --daemon

I am trying to start emacs daemon through upstart. Here is my script # emacs --daemon - Emacs daemon # # The Emacs daemon provides a server for Emacs clients. description "Emacs daemon" start ...
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How to install color themes onto Emacs 24.3?

I'm trying to install the Oblivion color theme into GNU Emacs 24.3. I downloaded the repository as a .zip file then moved the zip folder into my ~/.emacs.d/color-theme/themes directory. I'm pretty ...
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Broken fonts in Emacs over SSH

I'm having a problem with Emacs when I SSH from my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop to another Linux machine. FWIW, I believe the remote machine is using SUSE Enterprise Server 10 SP2, which is possibly quite ...
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Problem with the keyboard layout in Emacs (ubuntu 12.04)

I've got some problems with the keyboard layout. I have a french AZERTY keyboard. When I switch to another layout (I tested both programmer DVORAK and Greek) everything seems fine. However, in emacs, ...
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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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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 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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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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Is it possible to transform sublime text or emacs to something like bpython?

I'm using sublime text 3 and I like it a lot, but maybe a bit more love for bpython. It detects what libraries are installed and has autocompletion for codes that weren't previously written in the ...
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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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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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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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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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stop emacs server being killed on logout

I'd like to run an emacs server in the background and have it persist after logout. I do not want to start it a system service since it's not a system service. A more practical reason is that I'm not ...
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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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Changing default settings in emacs 24.3.1

I am trying to set some default settings in emacs. It was sufficient to just edit ~/.emacs. I tried after updating my Ubuntu and this option is not working, any suggestions?
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How to stop Ctrl+= being swallowed?

I want to bind C-= in Emacs but Emacs sees it as "=". Emacs is 24.3 running in gnome-terminal on Ubuntu 14.10. xev sees that Control is pressed but C-v C-= in bash prints only "=". I assume that ...
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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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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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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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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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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 & 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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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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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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“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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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. ...
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Shutdown in Trusty kills processes with unsaved work

In Precise, when I clicked on "Shut Down" from the gear menu, it would shut things down in an orderly manner. E.g. it would tell processes to shut down, and would let me know if e.g. emacs was still ...
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Why do my A, N, Enter, Shift Keys seem to have reduced sensitivity to touch?

I recently installed PyCharm, Emacs, and Vim in order to start programming. However, I noticed that my A, N, SHIFT, and ENTER keys on my keyboard seem to not always work when I press them. There was ...
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Broken emacs key mapping

I am running emacs23 on kubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr). Sometimes (once every two weeks or so) the standard key mapping in emacs just fails. The control key doesn't work any more, and I get e.g. "xs" in ...
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Using Ibus-m17n with emacs 23 in Ubuntu 14.04

I am having problems getting Ibus-m17n to work with emacs 23.4.1. I have two input methods, the English (UK) supplied with Ibus and a custom method for inputting transliterated roman characters using ...
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Horribly broken emacs install

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 I can no longer install or update any packages due to broken Emacs packages. I have tried the suggestions on this list including dpkg --purge, apt-get -f install, etc. ...
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Add launcher for emacs

I installed emacs-24.4 and I can run it from the terminal. However, while the process was running, I right-clicked the icon on the dash and chose the Lock to Launcher option. But if I click that ...
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lenovo z580 ubuntu 14.04

I have a lenovo z580 and I have installed on it ubuntu 14.04(before I had on it 12.04). I have a problem, after a few days I have installed when I try to login into system it not working. I get en ...
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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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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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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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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 ...