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Emacs slow when launching GUI

I have a weird problem. When I launch emacs GUI by double clicking the icon, or using open -a emacs in the terminal, or calling the application from alfred/spotlight it takes 4-8 seconds to launch. ...
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Failed to download 'gnu' archive

I tried to install emacs and in an attempt to install MELPA, tried: (this is my init.el file) (package-initialize) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("gnu" . "http://elpa.gnu.org/packages/")) (add-to-...
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Getting permissions errors related to /var/folders directory after doing mac migration

I am running spacemacs emacs and recently had to migrate my macbook to a new macbook. After doing that, I am having trouble using magit. When I try to commmit using magit from the magit status ...
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Can emacs on Mac using native window system connect to an emacs server on a Linux system

At this point I believe I am using the emacs version on my Mac that is built by Homebrew and the "stock" emacs on Ubuntu 18.04. I set up emacs server on the Ubuntu host as it is described in Starting ...
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How can I generate a link back to a specific point in an org mode file that I can paste into an external application?

I am working on a Mac. I want to capture a link to a specific note within an org document that I can paste into another external application. In this case, I am using 'Things' (an external Mac OS X ...
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How can I drag-and-drop an `org-mode` header onto the Mac desktop?

John Kitchin has a terrific video on modifying the default drag-n-drop behavior, going from the Mac Finder onto an Emacs buffer. I would like to implement the opposite behavior: dragging an org-mode ...
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All Magit commands over tramp execute but “hang” in Emacs - Pressing ctrl+g causes buffer to update

I am currently using magit to work on remote git repositories. When I run any commands, Emacs seems to "hang". When I press ctrl+g, I am taken to the buffer I wanted. This is most prevalent when I am ...
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`C-x C-c` closes all windows on OSX

In OSX, pressing C-x C-c closes all Emacs windows instead of only the selected one. This isn't the bahavior I've come to esxpect from using Emacs on Windows, Ubuntu,or CentOS. What's up?
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macos: binding command-plus and command-minus to text-scale-increase and text-scale-decrease

Emacs 26.1: C-h v tells me that command-"+" is "s-+". how do I then define a properly working (global-set-key "s-+" 'text-scale-increase) ?
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Copy or paste between terminal emacs 26 and Mac apps

I am using terminal emacs a lot, and the method from Copy text from Emacs to OS X clipboard works for a long time. But after upgrading to Emacs 26, if I kill a string like "你好" from emacs, and paste ...
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Open Emacs GUI from terminal (keep process running in terminal)

Sorry, but I will probably be not using the correct terminology in this post. I used to be able to open Emacs from my terminal and the terminal process would stay open (I would not be able to ...
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Emacs Mac OSX after upgrade to 26.2 launches only in `-nw` mode

I upgraded to Emacs 26.2 on my Mac OSX Sierra instance via "brew". After the upgrade, the emacs command will not open a new "GUI window", i.e. it runs as if I passed the -nw args or ran it from an ...
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How do I keep Mac Emacs from trapping M-`?

I want to use the command key on my Mac as the meta key, so I customize ns-command-modifier. But I also want to still use ⌘-` to cycle through all the windows in Emacs - just like in all other Mac ...
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How to enable Ctrl-Option combinations with OS X

I can't get simultaneous presses of Ctrl + Option and other keys to register in Emacs. For example, if I press Ctrl-h c (describe-key-briefly) and then Ctrl-Opt-f, it doesn't recognize that I've ...
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Align columns in Org Mode with Korean letters

When I try to make a table that has Korean character (한글) mixed with English words, the table becomes unaligned, and according to an answer about Japanese found here the the same problem with Japanese ...
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Emacs think there is an accented character in the keystroke

Version GNU Emacs 26.1 (build 1, x86_64-apple-darwin14.5.0, NS appkit-1348.17 Version 10.10.5 (Build 14F2511)) of 2018-05-31 Use emacs -Q with following config: (setq mac-command-modifier 'super) (...
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How to change font size only for the buffer *Org Export Dispatcher*?

I'm using emacs with a large font, however I do not need the font to be too large on certain buffers and/or modes. For example, when I use neotree I use a different font and a smaller size, I do that ...
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Binding a key to 'open -a Terminal .' on macOS

I'd like to do something like this (global-set-key (kbd "C-c t") (kbd "M-! /usr/bin/open -a Terminal . RET")) ... in order to open a (real, the) terminal from the current working directory in macOS ...
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pdb within eshell up/down keys dont work

I am running python3 in eshell. When I use import pdb; pdb.set_trace() in my code, pdb opens within eshell. Everything works in pdb but the up/down keys don't work for running the previous command. ...
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GPG Encryption & EasyPG

Does anyone here regularly use Emacs to interact with GPG encrypted files and, if so, what has your experience been? The Problem: I've been using Emacs (on OS X) to regularly edit a couple of GPG ...
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Building on macOS with a prefix

When I pull 25.1 down from FTP and configure using the following (extrapolated from this run): curl -o "/tmp/emacs-25.1.tar.xz" "https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/emacs-25.1.tar.xz" tar xf "/tmp/emacs-25....
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Another way to install emacs on OS X using homebrew

It seems homebrew has removed all the options (incl. --with-cocoa) for brew install emacs. Now it recommends to use brew cask install emacs to get a built binary from https://emacsformacosx.com/. ...
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Why spacemacs would like to control this computer using accessibility feature on OSX?

When I start up spacemacs it prompts for the privileged to be granted? Why spacemacs needs to request this?
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helm-mu on macOS throws Invalid read syntax: (")

Hej guys, I get an error when searching through my mails with helm-mu. Messages gives Invalid face reference: helm-grep-finish [96 times] error in process filter: helm-mu-candidate-parser: End of ...
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Mac OS X: How to permanently change the prompt (value of PS1) in the shell of emacs client?

I have start emacs as daemon through (emacs --daemon). I then launch the client (emacsclient -c) and use its shell mode through (M-x shell RET). However the prompt starts with: bash-3.2$ I have ...
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Look up Contacts in mu4e and macOS

I use mu4e for email inside Emacs. The server syncs some contacts that I can auto-complete and I would like to auto-complete based on the Contacts on the mac, in Contacts.app. Is that possible?
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Emacs on macOS - Flyspell doesn't recongnize non-english words with diacritics/accents

First of all, I think someone was having a similar problem some months ago, but that person was using a different external spellchecker (Aspell). Link. The problem that I'm having is the following: ...
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“ESC” no longer works as meta; how can I restore functionality?

I mistyped some command sequence and ESC stopped working as a meta prefix in Aquamacs (it still functions as usual in the command-line emacs, including both Apple's system version and the command-line ...
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How to install mu and mu4e with GUI Emacs

I've been using this guide to set up email in Emacs on macOS. I managed the offlineimap connection and replication into a Maildir. I installed mu with brew install mu: $ which mu /usr/local/bin/mu ...
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Mac OS X HHKB <C-left> not captured by GNU Emacs

I've been using GNU Emacs and Mac OS X (Early 2015, 10.13.2) and HHKB works well. Several days before I bought a new Macbook Pro(2018, 10.14.1) and plugged the same HHKB. Everything works fine but ...
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Configuring Flycheck to use a local ESLint

I was trying to get emacs to point to a version of eslint that isn't installed globally (but located in the node_modules of the directory one level up), so I followed this: Flycheck with file relative ...
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How to make tooltip background transparent?

I want to make the tooltip background somewhat transparent, say, change it alpha value to 0.5. I find these code in tooltip.el.gz (defface tooltip '((((class color)) :background "lightyellow" ...
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My left alt key (OS X) does not work as Meta key in Emacs (terminal)

I have an Italian keyboard layout. My left Alt/Option key does not behave as the Meta key in Emacs terminal (OS X), but it behaves as the Meta key in GNU Emacs (GUI) downloaded from https://...
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Set 24-bit colors terminal (Truecolor) for Solarized theme on Mac

I am trying to get Solarized theme color correct in terminal by enabling truecolor on my Mac, following the instruction from Spacemaces: https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs/wiki/Terminal. But I ...
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Issues adding super keybindings to term-mode-map on Mac OSX

I'm trying to bind Command-{ and Command-} to multi-term-prev and multi-term-next. I only want them in term-mode, since if I use it in a file buffer it will switch to show a terminal (which is rather ...
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emacs not working on Mojave

I just updated to Mojave. I used to use emacs-mac from https://bitbucket.org/mituharu/emacs-mac/ but with Mojave I just get blank window for emacs. I also tried emacs-plus and building on my own both ...
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How to deal with particular key-binding conflict (F3 key on Mac)

I would like to make a very basic macro on my Mac, to have a command that writes a list of slashes in the current file : //////////////////// The "Basic emacs macros" section of the manual says : ‘&...
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emacs prompting for github password

I've recently switched from spacemacs to radian and have suddenly run into magit prompting for my github password whenever I view the status of a repository (the repository is configured to use SSH). ...
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Emacs on mac recognizing C-x as M-x

System Config: macOS Sierra, Emacs v26.1 installed from emacsformacosx.com issue: On a fresh install, the C-x key is mapped to M-x by default. Is this the default behaviour? If so, how can I ...
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How to make everything except the text transparent?

How to make everything except the text transparent?
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Can emacs run inside chrome?

Can emacs be run in chrome? Like vim does at https://rhysd.github.io/vim.wasm/
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In macOS, how to fix `command+option+key` changing `key` to a special character?

In macOS 10.13.5 running Emacs 26.1, key presses involving command+option are not producing the key sequences I expect. How can macOS and/or Emacs be configured to fix this? Examples: command+option+...
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Emacs is using the wrong SHELL

I'm using emacs 26.1 and spacemacs (emacs-plus from homebrew and spacemacs is from the develop branch). I've configured my local shell to use ZSH from homebrew as well (installed to /usr/local/bin/zsh)...
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C-v does not move to the next screen appears: — VISUAL BLOCK --

I'm using Emacs on mac, and I just started the tutorial. When I type C-v I see -- VISUAL BLOCK --, but the tutorial says that it should move to the next screen. I'm just starting to use Emacs. What ...
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Heading underlined in info files on macOS (railwaycat)

I recently installed railwaycat's Emacs Mac Port, and found that, unlike Emacs for Mac OS X, the headings in info files are now underlined. How can I get rid of these superfluous underlines? The ...
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Why is emacs creating multiple nested bak/ folders?

I recently tried to back up and move my .emacs.d to another folder and got the error down below. Does anyone know why my system is generating all of these bak/ folders? Also, is it safe to delete ...
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Can't display images in org-mode

I am on MacOS High Sierra, iterm2; I cannot find how to display images in org-mode. My term supports image display as imgcat works well within my shell. When I try to open the image link in emacs it ...
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No tty in shell buffers in Carbon Emacs on High Sierra

I've been using the Carbon Emacs port of Emacs, which is based on Emacs 22, for many years. I know it's way out of date and unmaintained, but I have a huge collection of home-grown extensions that I ...
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Copy/paste between SSH terminal Emacs and macOS

Suppose you are working in macOS, and you decide to SSH into a Linux box and fire up terminal Emacs. How do you copy and paste between macOS and your SSH terminal-Emacs? Copying and pasting between ...
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emacs remove macOS Tags when resave the file

I found emacs cannot save the macOS tag when the file changed and save from buffer I create a empty file with macOS tag and use emacs to open it and write something use C-x C-s to save and the tags ...