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I need help for the Emacs in GUI in Macos catalina since it is opening only in terminal

I have macOS Catalina. I just installed emacs 27. version but it's only in the terminal not in a different display of its own (i think that is called GUI). Please suggest for GUI.
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Is the Hyper modifier key usable on non-X11 platforms?

I have a hyper modifier setup, however I was wondering if it's possible to use this on any windowing systems besides X11, for example: macOS Wayland Win32 The terminal.
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macos environment variables?

I'd like to set things up so that I can use emacs on multiple computers, with the .emacs.d directory shared amongst them (via DropBox). My solution so far has been to use environment variables which ...
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Umlauts in Emacs on Mac

Sorry for the newbie question. I have been using Aquamacs more many years. As it is not as actively developed as it used to and became increasingly buggy in the past two years I want to make the ...
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How to delete mu4e attachment on macOS

I want to delete a large attachment from a mu4e message. This thread is similar, except that the required altermime tool does not seem available on macOS (not on Homebrew and no results from an online ...
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Unable to launch in macOS Catalina

I recently upgraded my Mac to Catalina 10.15.6. I also upgraded emacs to 27.1. When I try to start it, I get an error: I tried downloading the dmg directly from emacsformacosx.com and installing via ...
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SLIME not starting properly on MacOS Emacs

Pretty new to Emacs && Lisp, trying to get started.... I'm trying to get SBCL working via SLIME in Emacs 27.1 (9.0). After following the instructions to add the MELPA repo to my .emacs and ...
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How do I construct a Platypus script to open a file in emacs from the finder?

I am trying to use Platypus to wrap a bash script to open a file in emacs using emacsclient. The script that I am using looks like: /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/bin/emacsclient -n -c "$@...
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Emacs 26.3 on macOS quits unexpectedly when using arrow keys

I have just installed emacs on my system and am having a problem where it quits when I am opening a new file. Here's how it happens: After I open emacs I click the "blank page" icon. Next, ...
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Building Emacs from source doesn't generate a native application on macOS Catalina

I've been trying to build Emacs 28 from source on my MacBook Pro running macOS 10.15.5. I managed to get the feature/native-comp branch working, but I found it to be too unstable, so I deleted Emacs ...
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Ignore meta key when inputting unicode on OSX

I'm a newbie running emacs 26.3 (9.0) on OSX in the graphical mode (i.e. not in the terminal) and am writing a document with Devanagari (sanskrit text). Some of the letters in the inbuilt devanagari ...
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Emacs fails to open gnuplot files with extension .gp

May I get some help understanding what it is that Emacs does not like about the extension .gp Using emacs 24.5.2 on Mac OS X 10.13.6 I get the following error message when I try to open a file with ...
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How can I access Mac menu bar help via keyboard?

I'd like to be able to search Emacs's Mac menu bar entries using the keyboard, as you normally do in most other Mac applications using s-? (this answer suggest that it should be possible?). I've ...
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flycheck cannot use gfortran, executable not found

Previously I had been able to use flycheck for fortran files, but something seems to have broken perhaps during an update. Mac OSX catalina (latest) gfortran 9.3.0 from homebrew emacs 26.3 from ...
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How can I save files in Emacs on OSX and preserve the file creation date?

Let's say I create a file called foo.txt in emacs. The time is 12:00. It's currently empty. At 12:10, I use emacs to add text to the file. I save it. The new timestamp given with getfileinfo is ...
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Silence <location> <wheel-direction> is undefined

How to silence GNU Emacs on MacOS with magic mouse? Forever getting the bell and messages telling me certain mouse wheel features are undefined when hovering in certain places. For example <...
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Menu item selection issue on Mac OS

I've noticed an annoying behavior in my installation of emacs on my Mac. If the emacs window has the focus and I want to select something from the menu bar at the top of the screen (which says 'Emacs'...
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Making input easy to read (Macaulay2)

I am using Emacs to run Macaulay2 (I'm a newbie at both). I have a long input written in an m2 file, which I then press f11 to input to Macaulay2. I would like to make my input more aesthetically ...
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Emacs completion through symlink (OSX)

I have a symlink on my Desktop that points to my Dropbox folder. Clicking on this link takes me through to Dropbox, which is located elsewhere. But if I try navigating to ~/Desktop/Dropbox using Emacs,...
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Default shell path with Tramp from MacOS to Linux

I have a local environment which is MacOS Catalina and a remote environment which is standard Linux. I use tramp to connect to the remote linux machine to work on it. Unfortunately, Catalina now ...
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auto complete isn't loaded || elpa OSX

emacs version 26.3 OSX 10.14.1 Following is my .init file. It is present at ~/.emacs.d (require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "http://melpa.org/packages/") t) (...
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Working Around the OS X Catalina Conflict with Emacs 26.3

I'm struggling to workaround the problem discussed in this post. I'm working through the accepted solution (which also references this post, and getting what I think is close, but not quite there. The ...
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Getting Latex preview to work with org mode (.dvi not found)

In my .org file I embedded a simple Latex segment: $f(x) = x^2$ Then I use the following command to generate a preview for that segment: org-toggle-latex-fragment But I get an error: org-...
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Mac `option` key works as `meta` key in terminal Emacs but does not work in GUI Emacs

I checked the option key as meta in terminal preference. Now the option key works as meta in terminal. Once I open Emacs through terminal option key doesn't work as meta anymore. If i type Option-v ...
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emacs ispell looks for wrong language

Hi I am a little bit confused, because I think that I have already managed to make ispell work on my macOS 10.15.4 and emacs 26.3, but when I tried it I got an error that emacs cannot find ispell. ...
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SLIME fuzzy completion does not return me to the original buffer (Mac OS X)

I've noticed an annoying problem when using SLIME under Mac OS X (Catalina 10.15.4). I have fuzzy completion configured and when a completion buffer pops up and I make my selection (by pressing Tab), ...
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pandoc: getCurrentDirectory:getWorkingDirectory: permission denied (Operation not permitted)

I'm trying to render the output of a markdown file using C-c C-c p. On doing so, a webpage opens on my browser displaying pandoc: getCurrentDirectory:getWorkingDirectory: permission denied (Operation ...
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Meta+Shift-Return in iTerm2 on Mac not working [duplicate]

Have you met the case that Emacs in iterm2 on Mac does not recognize M-S-RET (Meta(Option)+Shift+ Return key)? I guess it's related to the modifier key conversions in terminals. M-S-RET is used in ...
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Is there a way to use CTRL and SUPER key modifiers together in a keybinding?

I would like to be able to use CTRL and SUPER key modifiers together in a keybinding. Since I'm on Mac OSX I use Command key for SUPER modifier. I tried this: (global-set-key (kbd "C-s-i") 'move-...
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Emacs text-mode as generic, 2-space-<TAB>, plaintext editor: Trouble disabling relative-indent in text-mode, or auto-triggering outline-mode

I need some help getting custom indentation behavior with my .emacs config. In emacs text-mode / Fundamental Mode, by default a tab will take me to the location of the top line's next word (non ...
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kill rectangle not working on Mac (missing file/library)

I just upgraded to emacs 26.2 using homebrew on my MAC (update: I had actually done a global "brew update" and assumed it had also updated emacs) and now kill-rectangle with C-x r k no longer works, ...
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Horizontal Scrolling and pinch to zoom on PDF tools

I'm attempting to get horizontal scrolling and pinch-to-zoom working for Pdf-Tools. I'm a medical researcher who uses a lot of PDFs and have fallen in love with org-mode, now trying to move more ...
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TRAMP on Emacs 26 doesn't work (macOS)

I've just installed Emacs 26.3 on my macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) using the binary at Emacs for OSX Everything so far works fine icluding new package installations and different themes. However, when I ...
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Change theme when OS dark mode changes?

VS Code recently added the ability to switch themes when macOS's dark mode changes. Presumably they use the Electron API, which internally uses the Objective-C API of subscribing to the ...
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emacs - Font ‘Menlo’ is not defined

I have installed emacs26.3 for macosx, but when I run emacs, below error happen: Font ‘Menlo’ is not defined Then I try to install Menlo font with below command but not helpful brew cask install ...
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Underline error

When booting emacs, I get this strange error: See https://github.com/emacs-evil/evil-collection/issues/60 for more details. Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading ‘/Users/...
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Emacs Magit not working after OSX Catalina upgrade

Since upgrading my mac to Catalina yesterday, I managed to get Emacs working again after allowing Ruby access to all files in the settings, and most of it works fine, but I can't get Magit to ...
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Emacs 26.3 crash on network/process interaction on macOS

Here's the story: I'm using macOS 10.15.1 and Emacs ver. 26.3 for macOSX from the eponymous site. Some time ago, maybe after 10.15.2 update, I started to experience frequent Emacs crashes, occurring ...
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mac-mwheel-scroll screws centered-positon-mode when using mouse pad on a macbook laptop

I am able to scroll using navigation buttons and external mouse on a Mac with this code that keeps the cursor at a specific line at all times. I am using this code since it is much faster than ...
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Debugging with dap-mode for python and taking user input

I am trying to make dap-mode for python working on spacemacs. For the most part I was able to get it working, but I am having issues taking in input on the CLI def main(): a = input(">") The ...
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Mac stopped binding CMD-Up, which I use in Emacs and Racket

CMD/up, used in both Dr Racket and Portacle (Emacs) to retrieve the last command in the buffer, has stopped working for both programs. Other combinations with CMD do work, such as CMD/P, and CMD/X, ...
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unable to access super-p and @ on macOS (for use w projectile)

Warning: I’m a macOS user using spacemacs rather than plain GNU emacs ;-) I would like to use projectile, which itself heavily use the « super » key. Unfortunately, when I want to use s-p, it trigger ...
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How could `(package-initialize)` affect the behavior of `org-open-at-point`?

Up until this afternoon, I was able to run org-open-at-point on something like [[file:/Users/apc/Desktop/test%20paper.pdf]] and open the file named "test paper.pdf" in my Desktop. But I'm no longer ...
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Mac OS Catalina random crash

I've been experiencing a weird problem. Ever since updating to catalina my emacs crashes at random intervals. It seems that there is no rule (or I cannot see it) to when it happens. The frequency is ...
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Emacsclient starts but no GUI shown

I'm using Emacs installed from the emacs-plus package from homebrew on Mac OS X 10.14.6. I uninstall/reinstall the package today and suddenly it stops working properly. The version of emacs-plus ...
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Move cursor to Start of document/End of document on OSX

On Linux, I am able to move the cursor to start of buffer/end of buffer using using C-Home/C-End respectively: C-End Move cursor to the end of the buffer. Note the key is 'End' key on the ...
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Searching org-mode files with spotlight

On my mac (OSX) I have many org-mode files with filenames ending in “.org”. Whenever I do a search with Spotlight that should show one of these org files as best result I experience the following ...
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Why can't I list the contents of Desktop on macos using dired?

When I do C-x C-f on ~/Desktop/ in macos Catalina, I get the following error. Listing directory failed but 'access-file' worked I can list the directory for just ~. I'm new to Emacs and know little ...
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Best way to make orgmode source code blocks aware of my $PATH and other environment variables?

By default my source code block can't find most executables: #+BEGIN_SRC bash which aws #+END_SRC #+RESULTS: This fixes the problem: #+BEGIN_SRC bash source $HOME/.bash_profile which aws #+END_SRC ...
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Fix Catalina crash when clicking on File > Open or the Open button on the Toolbar

I'm on macOS Catalina, and I'm using Emacs for Mac OS X. When I click File > Open, or the Open button on the toolbar, or "Open a File" on the splash screen, I get a crash. I have tried some other ...

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