Aquamacs is a Mac OS X port of the Emacs text editor, running as a standalone application.

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Aquamacs seems to ignore the “~/Library/Preferences/Aquamacs Emacs/customizations.el” file it creates

Running Aquamacs 3.0a on Mac OS X 10.8.5, I used customize-faces to change the background and foreground and to pick a nice font. Aquamacs added the following lines to a file it created called ...
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Remap Command-w to kill-buffer in Aquamacs?

In Aquamacs 3.0, I want to remap Command-w so it will kill the current buffer instead of closing the frame. I use Aquamacs in a classic emacs style with one window, so I close buffers far more often ...
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how to disable scrollbars for new frames in Aquamacs Emacs?

In Aquamacs, I have scrollbars turned off: (scroll-bar-mode -1). But when I do New Buffer in New Frame, i.e. ⌘-N, the new frame has a scrollbar. How do I make it so new frames have scrollbars off by ...
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Auto-load gfm-mode

I have installed markdown-mode.el as described here. How do I get Emacs (specifically, Aquamacs) to load gfm-mode rather than markdown-mode for .markdown files? In case it's important, the relevant ...
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which auto-complete mode to use for writing English in Emacs

What's the best Emacs auto-complete mode to use for writing prose in English? My main requirement would be to automatically complete its best guess as to the MOST LIKELY match with a single keystroke, ...
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Aquamacs 2.4: how to input “@” in commands for outline mode?

I'm using Aquamacs 2.4 on MacOS X 10.6.8. For AUCTeX I want to use a command like C-c @ C-n for navigation in outline-mode (see http://devcheatsheet.com/static/pdf/auctex-ref.pdf). However, I don't ...
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Why doesn't the Aquamacs text-mode-hook I add in my .emacs file seem to run?

I'm running Aquamacs 2.4 (based on Emacs 23.3.50.1) on my Macbook, OS 10.7.5. I have the following line in my .emacs file: (add-hook 'text-mode-hook 'turn-on-visual-line-mode) I think that this ...
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Load a theme for Aquamacs from the .emacs file

I managed to choose various themes from within Aquamacs but the problem is that if at some later point I have an error in my .emacs then the theme's setting is broken. Therefore I decided to load it ...
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Kill compilation buffer after success

I'm using aquamacs on Mac OS X. In my .emacs file I have the following: (setq compilation-window-height 8) (setq compilation-finish-function (lambda (buf str) (if (string-match "exited ...
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Aquamacs, MacOS and language specific hotkeys

I'm running Aquamacs on Mac OS Lion. Input mode is set to native. When I switch input language to Russian all hotkeys stop working. As all keys are interpreted as Russian keys. Is there a simple way ...
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Emacs rebind C-i while keeping <tab> bindings

I'm using Aquamacs. It can distinguish between <tab>, the actual tab key, and TAB, which comes from typing C-i. I want to bind C-i to 'next-line permanently. This works for that: ...
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how to permanently change the default wrapping for HTML files in Aquamacs?

The default wrapping for HTML files in Aquamacs (Options -> Line Wrapping) is set to Break Lines (AutoFill) at 70. I can change it, e.g. to Wrap, per buffer (file). But this doesn't change it for ...
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Aquamacs - reloading buffers from previous session

In Aquamacs, how I can configure it (e.g., in the init file) so that during start up, it automatically reloads all unclosed buffers from the last time I quit the program?
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In Aquamacs, don't capture certain key combinations

I have set up a global shortcut to do something on my Mac (open up AckMate), the only problem is that within Aquamacs it still captures the key combination as an Emacs command (and says cmd+ctrl+f is ...
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Reset Aquamacs colours

I'm not quite sure how, but when I start Aquamacs now, the background is black with a yellow cursor and white text. Being a beginner to Aquamacs, its hard for me to tell what's gone wrong. Above ...
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aquamacs open and jump to line number

How can I open Aquamacs and jump to a specific line number from the command line (I've already installed the Aquamacs command line tools). In regular emacs I can do emacs +5 test.txt to open and jump ...
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How to open current TextMate file in another application

I'm basically using TextMate only for its project drawer, find in project, and AckMate. What I'd like to do is automatically open the current file in another application (Aquamacs to be specific). Is ...
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Using aquamacs and emacs on the same box

I have aquamacs installed and running nicely on my OS X. I wanted to have, in addition a standard emacs which I downloaded and installed. As I expected they share the same .emacs file, which is fine - ...
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How can I make the Terminal compile a file I edited using Aquamacs?

I'm having trouble getting a small source code compiled in the terminal. I'm completely new at this (just started taking an introductory course)... I'm going to try to describe the situation as best I ...
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Aquamacs-emacs on OS X asks for error report even after complete reinstall

I was using Aquamacs-emacs on OS X 10.5.x as my primary text editor and it crashed when I maxed out my RAM and other stuff (i think thats why). When I tried to restart it, it asked about sending an ...
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Setting the Aquamacs font to match the font in the terminal

I'm using aquamacs on OSX (snow leopard) and I'm trying to configure the font to look exactly the way it looks when I run emacs in the terminal. Yet, when I set the exact same font (Monaco 13pt), the ...
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How to troubleshoot Aquamacs / Emacs - Problems opening files with TRAMP

How to troubleshoot Aquamacs, or I guess standard Emacs troubleshooting techniques should work with Aquamacs too. In this case i'd want just to raise the logging level, but i'm interested in other ...
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Open a frame, not a tab when open a doc with Aquamacs command line

Aqumacs has a command line name 'aquamacs', and I can use this command to launch the Aquamacs without using 'open -a Aquamacs'. The thing is that when Aquamacs is already running, calling 'aquamacs' ...
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Upgrade org-mode with Aquamacs

As is asked and answered in here, Aquamacs has the org-mode that is pretty old, and there are some problems with capturing. How can I upgrade the org-mode with Aquamacs? Is it OK just copy lisp/*.el ...
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Using Aquamacs for EDITOR in Subversion

Is it possible to use Aquamacs as the editor for Subversion. For example, if I do svn propedit svn:ignore . and I have the EDITOR variable set to "emacs", it will use GNU emacs for the editor to ...
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How can I use matlab's command window from inside emacs?

I am trying to use matlab's command window from inside Emacs. I typed M-! to get the prompt for the shell command, then I typed matlab, and as expected Matlab's command window opened inside emacs, ...
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Aquamacs overrides my custom-set-faces options

I've just installed Aquamacs on my Mac. I have a .emacs file in my home, which contains all my customizations. Among these, I have: (custom-set-faces '(default ((t (:stipple nil :background "black" ...
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Aquamacs automatic line break configuration

When editing a text file with Aquamacs, if I type a long line it likes to automatically break the line (insert a newline) after ~70 characters. How do I turn this "feature" off?
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How to get files that are dragged on Aquamacs (or opened via Quicksilver) to open in the same frame

In Aquamacs 2.0 preview 6, when opening new files externally (e.g., via Quicksilver or via dragging files on the Aquamacs icon) they always open in new frames (i.e., new windows). I would prefer new ...
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MacBook Pro - Aquamacs - spell check

I have tried to use spell check for aquamac. I highlighted a region of the text. Then clicked Edit, then spell check region. I got the error message: Error : No word lists can be found for the ...
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How to resize an Aquamacs window?

When I disconnect my external cinema display monitor from my Mac laptop (running OS X 10.6), many windows become overly sized, especially Aquamacs (and the terminal window). It creates a frustrating ...
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How to restore Option-letter in AquaEmacs to type Unicode letters?

I would like to use my regular Option + letter (i.e. ł = Option + L) to input such a letter to emacs (in latex mode). How to do it? Now it is overridden by jump to next word on the left. btw. when I ...
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Aquamacs: How to Remap Capslock to Meta Key, at Application Level?

In aquamacs, how can I remap the capslock key to meta? I can remap command to control using: (setq mac-command-modifier 'ctrl) Is there a similar way to remap the capslock? EDIT: I know that I can ...