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Emacs opens in the background

When I open emacs from iterm, it opens in the background. How do I make it the active window when it opens?
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Where is the dock background image located in OSX?

Just so you know, I have seen the other similar posts, like this. Anyway, do you know where the background image is located in OSX Mountain Lion? Or at least a way to change the dock background ...
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How can I run an .app as a desktop background/fake it?

I'm using OSX 10.8.2 and I've been playing around with desktop background .plist files trying to run an app (specifically launchpad.app) on the desktop (replacing the usual background image) - it's ...
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How to change the background color of a transparent desktop image on Mac OS X?

Under Desktop & Screen Saver I have selected to show a PNG image with transparency on my Desktop. It looks like this: The transparent area shows the exact same color that is listed as the first ...
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Kill background processes started by bash script

I'd like to run the CoffeeScript and the Sass compilers in the background, and be able to kill them both at once. I have a bash script start, like this: coffee --watch -o assets/ -c src/ & sass ...
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How to add more desktop backgrounds to the default Plants group?

I have some additional plants pictures. I love the "Auto change background feature" of Mac OS X. I use "plants" and "change background every minute". How can I add more pictures in plants or any ...
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How can I change the desktop color to black in Snow Leopard?

I'm trying to change the desktop color to black, but I can't seem to find how other than by creating a solid black image. In System Preferences -> Desktop & Screensaver, there are a few colors, ...
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How to run a persistent background process as a non-privileged user in OS X?

I'm currently launching the process using nohup but occasionally after logging out and back in again the process is gone. Something is reaping it. I don't need it to survive a reboot (so I think ...
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Why I cannot run background process by “at now < jobsfile” on Mac?

I can run a process in background by $ someprog > logfile & but if I do $ at now < jobsfile then nothing happens except printing job 1 at Wed Sep 29 19:12:40 2010
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How to change the cosmos picture displayed at startup on Mac OS X?

I want to change the purple cosmos picture that is displayed at startup and login time on Mac OS X.
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change background and font colors in mac terminal

is it possible, I want to change the color the white background is not too appealing.
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how to change the png file background to transparence

I used Paintbrush drawing an icon, if it is on a colored background, it will display a white block shown as below. I prefer to change the icon background from white color to transparent color: ...
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Tap to click on OS X login screen

I'm using OS X Snow Leopard, on a Macbook Pro... Is there any way to "tap to click" (on the trackpad) instead of pressing down on the trackpad when interacting with the login screen? It's not really ...
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Background color in SnowLeopard

I really like the dashboard background color on snowleopard, where it reduces the brightness of the monitors. My monitors are too bright at night time, so I'd like to reduce the brightness? How can ...
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Mac: What is /Users/PortDetect.log?

I have a file called /Users/PortDetect.log on my MacBook Pro, with contents like Wed Nov 25 18:22:42 2009 -- PortDetect started... Wed Nov 25 18:23:19 2009 -- PortDetect started... Who is making ...