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font weight in emacs doesn’t work

There’s a font named Meslo. It’s a patched version of a Menlo typeface by Apple, which, in its turn, is a derivative work from Bitstream Vera Mono. I was picking it to try several times, but either ...
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emacs dired regexp mark files beginning with

In Emacs Dired mode, I'd like to mark directories and files whose names begin with Addr but not files that contain Addr inside the name. I'm using RE-Builder to test my regular expressions and am ...
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Toolbar icons unable to load when running Emacs through xhost from FreeBSD to Ubuntu

I'm connected to a FreeBSD Computer using ssh [ip] -X, and emacs launches just fine, but this happens and all the icons are little pieces of paper with red X's: > emacs (emacs:22812): GdkPixbuf-...
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Block editing *live* in Emacs or Vim

jEdit supports block editing, but Emacs and Vim seem to have some serious usability issues on the same subject. If someone could fill in the unknowns here it would be much more bearable to use either ...
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Stop emacs from sort-of maximizing in Cinammon

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 with Cinnamon. Every time I launch emacs24, either from a command line or from a launcher, it sizes itself to just less than the full size of the screen. --geometry has no ...
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View Japanese text in emacs without X11

Is it possible to view Japanese (or more generally, international) fonts in emacs without running X11? If yes, what is the process? Nearly all the references I have found on the internet related to ...
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confusing behavior of emacs-style keybindings in bash

Bash offers many useful emacs-style keybindings for simple commandline editing. For example, Ctrl+w deletes ("kills") word left from the cursor. Another keybinding, Alt+d is supposed to be a "mirror" ...
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Emacs sync w/ Google Calendar and Contacts?

Is there a way to use Emacs to sync with Google Calendar and Google Contacts, ideally keeping a local copy so I can access them offline?
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Tracking my shell path in Emacs

Not a long time ago, I found the following precious snippet that allows Emacs to track my current directory on any ansi-term buffer. More specifically, if I cd <some/path> from within a ...
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Piping into less and editing: “cannot edit standard input” error. Workarounds?

I recently learned that if I page my files with less, I can press v and open the buffer in Emacs. This works as long as I have the environment variable $EDITOR set up correctly, which in my case I ...
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“emacs: standard input is not a tty”

I followed http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/43460/674: after $ locate -i linux | less I type g|$emacs - in less, but nothing is opened in Emacs, and the terminals says: emacs: standard input is not ...
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Colors for menu bar and the scroll bar on emacs 24

I'd like to change the colours of the menu bar and the scroll bar of emacs 24. The instructions of EmacsWiki (the above links) do not work. This might be because I am using emacs 24. According to ...
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When not started from a terminal, Emacs does NOT pick up the SSH_AUTH_SOCK environment variable

When I don't start it from a terminal, Emacs 24.5.1 (compiled from source) doesn't pick up my environment variables. In particular, to "import" the environment variables from shell, I have in my ....
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installing emacs with x-toolkit

I am installing Emacs 24.5.0, and I want to install it with X. I am on Fedora. the configuration script cannot find any x-toolkit. How do I find out which one is good for me, and in which folder do I ...
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How are keys passed to emacs and gnome terminal?

I want to use Alt+6 to switch to the 6th gnome terminal tab. But when I am in emacs under a terminal tab, the key will be passed to emacs, and not work on terminal. Is the key first caught by ...
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emacs text mode UTF-8 characters

I can't get emacs (version 24.4.1) in text mode (-nw launch option) to display Unicode characters directly. It outputs them in escaped form, e.g. ä becomes \344. When I save the file, it is encoded as ...
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How to use awk-it in Emacs?

I'm a pretty new Emacs user and I want to call awk from Emacs. After googling around I found awk-it at http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/AWK_It. However I still can't understand how to use it after I ...
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How do I install emacs 24.3 on Fedora 17 using yum?

I already have emacs 24.1.1, but I need to use version 24.3. I tried: sudo yum install emacs24.3 but it is not recognized. Is there a way to upgrade my emacs or should I simply install emacs 24.3? ...
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Some apps don't swapped alt&win after xmodmap runs? (GUI emacs)

I have a mac-book-air. I swapped my Alt & Win with xmodmap as per linux post like so: keycode 64 = Alt_L keycode 133 = Super_L remove Mod1 = Alt_L remove Mod4 = Super_L add Mod1 = Super_L add ...
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How can I use two modes in emacs (markdown and auctex)?

When I edit markdown in emacs I use markdown-mode. However I often have to type some math formulas in the markdown file (processed by mathjax). However for those math parts markdown mode is not very ...
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Emacs and Trac Integration

Is there a way to integrate Trac and Emacs? e.g. edit Wiki pages in org mode, edit and manage tickets from within emacs?
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Why is emacs not preinstalled? [closed]

I want to learn Emacs or Vi. I don't like modal editing but Vi is ubiquitous and looks more useful for emergencies. What are the reasons why Emacs is not preinstalled in most distributions?
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Is it possible to access opened gnome terminal session in text console?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. My desktop environment (compiz and unity) sometimes becomes frozen, which makes it difficult to save my work including text editing in emacs running in gnome terminal. ...
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How should I disable or change Alt+digit \for switching tabs in gnome terminal?

I open emacs in gnome terminal 3.6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04. In emacs, I would like to hit M-[number], but that was interpreted as switching tabs in gnome terminal. How can I change or disable the key ...
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Making XMODIFIERS=@im=none emacs24 standard

I run emacs as XMODIFIERS=@im=none emacs24, otherwise some multi-keys for typing things like à won't work. How can I make this option permanent, so when I type emacs24, it runs as XMODIFIERS=@im=none ...
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How to replace tab's indent by space's indent with web-mode in Emacs

I don't want to use tabs for indent, so I add (setq-default indent-tabs-mode nil) in my emacs init file. With the setting indents are created by spaces in web-mode, but it doesn't change already ...
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Emacs: query-replace prepend text to the found string

The scenario is that I am trying to append a new class to all the style declrations in my css file. So .oldclass{ float : left; } should change to .newclass .oldclass{ float : left; } The ...
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How do I edit text in Cyrillic / Russian on OpenBSD?

I'm trying to make it possible to easily edit text in Cyrillic / Russian on a remote OpenBSD 5.2 amd64. I'm using emacs-21.4p18-no_x11, which doesn't show any Cyrillic characters whatsoever when I ...
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Uninstall & remove emacs (installed via “make”)

I have installed emacs24.4 through instructions on this site. Now I want to uninstall and remove it completely, but since I haven't installed emacs via apt-get I can't seem to remove it either via apt-...
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Emacs automatically adding BOM to XML file

This appears to be related to this discussion but I have exactly the opposite use case. I do not wish to insert a BOM but emacs appears to be inserting one in XML mode (without even being in hexl-mode)...
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How to get transient highlighting to work from an elisp script?

I want an elisp script to highlight a region of text. Upon exit, the highlighted selection should disappear when a key is pressed. Everything I've tried results in the highlighting hanging on like the ...
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How to change mouse hovering background in Emacs

When mouse is over a Dired file line, it shows strange background regardless of the highlight-line color. I know there is something to do with theme. How can I set the background color? My Emacs ...
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Automaticaly rename new buffer in term-mode

In Emacs, let's create a buffer in term-mode with M-x term. The resulting buffer is named *terminal*. If one wants to create another buffer also in term-mode, one usually does M-x term again. However, ...
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Can I Change Caps Lock to Hyper/Additional Modifier?

In Arch Linux, I have Caps Lock function as an alternate Ctrl: In the console through a personal keymap, and in X through a "kbd" option in xorg.conf. I've already researched a little about changing ...
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What is the difference between shell, eshell, and term in Emacs?

In Emacs I can run a shell using following commands - M-x term M-x shell M-x eshell What is the difference between these three?
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Emacs depends on perl

Why does emacs depend on Perl? I thought it is all based on C/Lisp? Emacs Version 24.1.4.fc17 (Working on a fresh out of the box fedora17)
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What does “wd” mean?

What does "wd" mean in the following output of an emacs background job? $jobs [3]- Stopped emacs -nw new\ file (wd: ~/dirlinks/cs/computer_system/composition/hardware)
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Where are the default font preferences in a modern Unix desktop stored (those which affect the choice of the font by an uncustomized Emacs 24)?

My situation and my question are like the ones in http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gnu-emacs/2012-06/msg00183.html: after the recent upgrade to emacs 24.x (...) my font size is too large (...
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What would make the Simple Emacs Spreadsheet more newbie-friendly? [closed]

I am familiarizing myself with ses and I find that it's not very welcoming towards a new user. I am preparing to submit some sort of bug report or improvement suggestion, but I'm not really sure what ...
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Save scratch emacs file without access to terminal

I'm trying to save the contents of an Emacs scratch buffer, which I can't access any more due to an inaccessible terminal. On my Linux box I've ssh'ed to a server, and started Emacs. My Linux box has ...
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emacs shell mode (M-x shell)

When I am using the emacs M-x shell mode I see strange characters on my screen which I believe are related to my prompt (which includes an End-Of-Line) and the use of colors. So, here's what I see on ...
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How to switch Emacs windows from vertical split to horizontal split? [closed]

Suppose I have two windows open in Emacs: Window A .............. Window B Is there a way to switch to : : Window A : Window B : : (horizontal split to ...
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Open clickable text in emacs in new/neighboring window

Currently I have a mode (magit to be precise) when I have clickable text switches buffer to the file. However I'd prefer sometimes to open in new or neighboring window. Is it possible to do it? PS. ...
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how to disable gcr-prompter dialogs?

Whenever i save *.gpg files (symmetric password) using emacs the gcr-prompter displays dialog and asks me for password twice! It's so annoying, especially that my emacs remembers the password i type, ...
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Can you run X11 in Emacs?

I'm new to Emacs, and I find it to he very useful, it's almost like a Text UI with tabs and windows and such. And so many applications. Such as IRC, shell, email, and file manager. But there something ...
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Cycling through the *Buffer List* with C-n, C-p

Is there a way to use the C-n or C-p shortcuts (or some other shortcut) in the Buffer List to cycle through the list of buffers? Currently when I get to the top (or bottom) of that list it doesn't ...
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How will apt-get handle my manual installed software?

Suppose the Emacs version in the APT repository is 24.3, I configure && make install my own emacs 24.4. After a long time, the software in the APT repository was updated to 24.5. What would ...
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Shift-arrow not working in emacs within tmux

I recently started using tmux (was a screen user before) and I'm loving it, except for one small problem. I use emacs within my tmux session and I am used to using Shift-arrow keys to move between ...
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php indent in web-mode with Emacs

I'm using Emacs web-mode and write a setting for it like this. (require 'web-mode) (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.php\\'" . web-mode)) (defun web-mode-hook () "Hooks for Web mode." (setq ...
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Open an emacs file from terminal

I want to open emacs + an emacs file directly from terminal, the file in question, how should I go about it?