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compiling tex files with xelatex is insanely slow on my Windows machine

After some search in the internet and tex.sx, I finally know the cause. I have installed a new font into my computer a few days ago but have not run the fc-cache program. Following the post here, here ...
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! Font \TU/lmr/m/n/10=[lmroman10-regular]:+tlig; at 10pt not loadable

In case someone else comes across this problem, the solution is to install luaotfload: sudo tlmgr install luaotfload
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TeXworks takes more than 20 minutes to start

After the hints of Ulrike Fischer, I found the last registry key that TeXworks was reading from before hanging (Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TUG\TeXworks). It seems to be a collection of ...
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MiKTeX Installation Fails with "Executed process did not succeed"

A bit late to this, but finally managed to solve this "unknown option" issue after hours of tinkering with the setup options (even to the extent of reformatting Windows) but to no avail. Apparently ...
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! Font \TU/lmr/m/n/10=[lmroman10-regular]:+tlig; at 10pt not loadable

I solved this problem by explicitly installing the texlive-luatex package. On Arch Linux, the command for this installation would be sudo pacman -S texlive-luatex
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How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)

This is a simple and straightforward answer that worked for me. As an example I'll take the listofitems package of CTAN and Miktex 2.9. We suppose the package is not available in the Miktex Package ...
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How to compile a LaTeX document?

I'd take a more integrated approach than the other answer. Use build tools Look on your system (some other sx site might be more appropriate, but, generally: Win-R – cmd – enter the commands and ...
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MiKTeX Installation Fails with "Executed process did not succeed"

I tried finding and executing initexmf.exe. It was where the window said it was. I got this additional information by running it as Administrator: fileName="C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\...
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Configuring Foxit as external PDF viewer in TeXstudio

Solution using @naphaneal's and @PhilippImhof's comments: In Options --> Configure TeXstudio --> Commands --> External PDF Viewer change this C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\...
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Latexmk script could not be found

I have found a solution. I downloaded the latexmk sourcefiles from this link: personal.psu.edu/jcc8//software/latexmk-jcc/latexmk-448.zip I unzipped the file that I downloaded, and then I copied ...
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How to download "tikz" package for texlive in Windows 10? (can't find it on the texlive manager)

The package is called pgf : pgf – Create PostScript and PDF graphics in TEX PGF is a macro pack­age for cre­at­ing graph­ics. It is plat­form- and for­mat-in­de­pen­dent and works to­gether ...
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Error with \uppercase in titlesec's label field

latex provides \MakeUppercase because \uppercase will destroy lots of text, almost all text if you are using UTF-8 with non ascii letters. However the specific error here is \uppercase\...
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Is there any way to run windows Texlive on WSL?

The only advantage of installing TL over WSL is the speed at compile times, I did the test installing using WSL 1.0 (version 2.0 is not yet available). If you're looking to improve the compile times ...
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Has anyone managed to use \glossaries with TeXstudio on Windows?

The problem may be because the 'makeglossaries' command (that generates the .gls file) is not called before pdflatex is invoked. Step 1: Make sure that 'Makeglossaries' command is properly defined as ...
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Trouble installing MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 10

For some reason the file locations like: C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\..... was getting set to "read only" automatically during installation (in my system). I did the following and it ...
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Opening TeX documents with TeXworks instead of TeXstudio

How to set default program in Windows to open a .tex-file: Goto project folder and right click on a .tex-file Goto "Properties" Under "Open With" click on Change (or similar) Click on "Other programs"...
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TeX Live on Windows 2016 cannot find pygmentize!

The problem can be fixed by doing set PATH=c:\windows\system32;%PATH% this makes sure cmd.exe is available. My guess is pdflatex or minted requires cmd.exe. I do know why cmd.exe is not on the PATH ...
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Problem using python package with MiKTeX

If pdflatex can't write the py file then the most probable cause is some protection software that denies it the rights. There has been some reports that e.g. bitdefender does this: pdflatex won't ...
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Configuring Emacs/AucTeX in Windows 10 to use Sumatra PDF?

AUCTeX's built-in support for SumatraPDF was improved with the release of version 11.90. So make sure you have the latest version installed, which can be easily done from ELPA. You need to touch ...
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Ebproof package: error on updating MikTeX v. 21.1. on Windows

Jan, 28th 2021 update: the maintainer sent an update for ebproof to CTAN, so you can update (it may take a day or two for your mirror to update) and then you can remove the undo-recent-deprecations ...
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How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)

Create a folder in your computer (for example, C:\MyUsepackage). Download the following two files at here. miktex-zzdb1-2.9.tar.lzma miktex-zzdb2-2.9.tar.lzma You might need to wait a minute for ...
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Where can I get a windows version of bibtex.exe?

Easiest would be to download it from the TeX Live SVN, where it contains the list of Windows binaries. Specifically, there you will find bibtex.exe.
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All document classes installed with lyx are unavailable to use

I had the same problem. I tried various things and the following helped although I didn't know if any steps were unneeded. Did these steps from https://wiki.lyx.org/Layouts/Layouts#toc1 If all or ...
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How to install a portable Tex Live in windows?

Download from https://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html Select custom install in the installer Toggle portable edition (highlighted in red) Change main TeX directory to your USB drive (...
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Geometry parameters not working on Windows but working on Mac

geometry doesn't set the memoir specific length stockwidth and stockheight. The newest version of the graphic drivers set the pdfpagesize to stockwidth if the command is defined and as it is the last ...
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TEXINPUTS on Windows

If TEXINPUTS isn't set, TeX acts in the same way set TEXINPUTS=.; Notice in particular the trailing ;. This means 'then follow up with the standard locations'. Thus if we want to add a location (say ...
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how to make WinEdt the default editor for `.tex` files?

You can open the WinEdt Configuration Wizard, and click on the File Types Associations tab, like this:
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Installing AUCTeX on Windows 10

As well as posting the question here I also contacted the developers of AUCTeX directly. I received a reply stating that the AUCTeX installation instructions for Windows provided on the GNU website ...
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latexdiff encoding issue

For me, the solution was to use plain old cmd instead of Powershell. It seems that powershell uses UTF-16, which messes up the encoding of the output.
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