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Basic setup of Emacs server under OSX

I recently bought my first Mac in a decade and am in the process of configuring it. I'm an Emacs user and have determined I want just regular Emacs not Aquamacs so that I can use my existing ...
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In emacs, my <C-right> and <C-left> on my mac keyboard, does not work

I have an iMac running OSX 10.8.4. I've tried this on emacs built from Homebrew, as well as a version I've downloaded from http://emacsformacosx.com/ I've tried this with a completely clean ...
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Homebrew CLI Emacs inserting ¯ when I press M-<

When I try to navigate to the start of a buffer with M-<, Emacs instead inserts a weird character ¯. How should I correct Emacs or Terminal.app to fix this? $ specs emacs brew bash os Specs: ...
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How to get emacs terminal theme for emacs app

This may be a weird one. I have read questions on how to get the terminal to display better colors but I like the colors that emacs uses in my terminal (256 colors, Mac OS X). I am a complete noob in ...
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How to open emacs from Mac's Finder?

On my Mac, I would like to be able to right-click on a file and then select "open with.." emacs. How can I accomplish that? (On my Mac, I have emacs in /usr/bin)
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How can I select text in the Mac OS X Terminal without a mouse (for copy and paste, emacs)

In the Terminal I can mark text with the mouse, copy it with cmd-c and paste it with cmd-v. This is all I need and it works great, even within emacs. Which is important for me, since I'm still not ...
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Emacs switch Cmd and Ctrl keys

It there a way in Emacs (Aquamacs) to switch the Cmd and the Ctrl keys? I'm using Emacs both in OS X and in Ubuntu (on different machines), and am having a bit of trouble switching keyboard layouts. ...
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Emacs: how to reassign C-x 5 2 (switch frame) to C-` in the .emacs profile

To make emacs more osx-esque, I'd ike to reassign C-x 5 2 (switch frames) to C-` (I have command mapped to C-). What should I add to my .emacs profile to do this? EDIT Sorry - meant C-x 5 o (switch ...
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Starting directory for C-x C-f with emacs daemon

I recently switched over to using emacs as a daemon on OS X. I added a launchd plist in ~/Library/LaunchAgents with the following: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist ...
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Set emacs “Meta” key to be the mac ⌘ key

My Emacs uses the Mac alt/option key as the meta key. How do I set it to be the ⌘ key?
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Emacs opens files in a new frame when opened with “open -a”

I want to be able to invoke Emacs from the command-line, and either start graphical Emacs if it isn't running or visit a file in an already running Emacs. I tried to do this with emacsclient which I ...
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1answer
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How do I bind CMD+W to kill the current buffer in Emacs on OSX?

How do I bind CMD+W to kill the current buffer in Emacs on OSX? C-x k RET is unnatural and a comparatively lengthy binding compared to CMD+W.
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Mac Terminal Doesn't display Unicode UTF-8 Properly when ssh'ed into Linux and running Emacs

I am logged into a Mac, running Terminal, ssh'ed into a Linux system and running make in an emacs window. My error log looks like this: _raw.cpp:139: error: invalid conversion from âconst char*â to ...
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Can't open cocoa emacs from terminal using open -a

I installed emacs on my MacBook Air running Mac OS X 10.6.5 from this site http://emacsformacosx.com/. I believe this is what used to be called cocoa emacs. I dragged it into my Application folder and ...
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Emacs for Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I am trying to work with the latest version of Gnu Emacs on my Mac. I installed emacs (install emacs) using MacPorts and it is working but without the GUI ... Is there a special thing to install ...
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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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How to fix emacs popup dialogs on Mac OS X?

I'm out of ideas here - my emacs crashes when popup dialog is opened. The x-popup-dialog function is probably to blame but I found no workaround to this. My Emacs version is 23.1.1 . Unfortunately ...
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where is the .emacs files in Snow Leopard?

where is the .emacs file in Snow Leopard? I need it to configure Emacs.
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Using emacs interactive functions on gnu emacs, mac os x

For some reason, emacs functions which use the interactive form don't work for me on Mac OS x. The emacs I am using is from emacsformacosx.com, which up until now has worked flawlessly. An example ...
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Using C-M-% to do a query-replace-regexp in Emacs running in Mac terminal

I am trying to do a regular expression search-and-replace in Emacs, running in the Terminal program on my MacBook Pro, which is running OS X 10.6.2. As far as I know, this can be done by pressing ...
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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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carbon emacs yank results in images

On the default install of Carbon Emacs on OS X, copying a file from Finder and yanking it into emacs results in just the icon being displayed. How would I go about customizing it so it instead gives ...
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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 ...
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Aquamacs startup dimensions

For Aquamacs (emacs), how can I configure the size of the window when it starts? (E.g. have it always start fullscreen, or better - exactly half of the screen.)