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Emacs on mac recongnizing 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 ...
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Python in org babel will not work

I've recently moved to a new computer and cannot get org babel to work with Python (it worked fine on my old machine). I'm using OS X 10.12.6 with Emacs for Mac OS X based on Emacs 25.3 with org-mode-...
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Emacs doesn't use macOS's /etc/launchd.conf env variables

Emacs doesn't use macOS's /etc/launchd.conf env variables. I have the following there: function addToPATH { case ":$PATH:" in *":$1:"*) :;; # already there *) PATH="$1:$PATH";; # ...
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How can I yank images from Emacs?

I want to copy images from Emacs to macOS clipboard. I have tried selecting them and yanking, which hasn't worked. Google also didn't have a solution.
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Offlineimap, updates email, is not working with Emacs

I recently started to move my workflow over to emacs and was able to configure my email with mu4e with emacs, but offlineimap, which controls updating my email, function is not working when I invoke ...
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OSX - turn off command key in terminal emacs

I'm trying to disable the command key when running emacs from the terminal. Whenever I mistakenly press CMD-V instead of ALT-V, the text from my Mac clipboard gets copied into the buffer. From related ...
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Cannot enable sound when building from source

I can't seem to enable sound support when building Emacs from source: Does Emacs support sound? no It does not seem to be doing anything even if I do: ./configure ...
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Process input seems buggy in Emacs on OS X

I have a process that I'm trying to send input to on OS X. I'm using Emacs' builtin functions for doing this: process-send-string and process-send-region. However, it seems that there are issues when ...
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How do I focus Emacs from elisp in macOS?

I want to focus emacs by running some elisp. I have tried using do-applescript and the following snippet to focus Emacs: if application "Emacs" is running then tell application "System Events" to ...
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Launching GUI emacslient destroys terminal frame resizing capabilities

Whenever I launch a GUI session as $ emacsclient -c all the emacsclient sessions I've created with $ emacsclient -nw -c lose several settings. The problem only occurs right after launching a GUI ...
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Setting primary frame across displays on MacOS

I am working with 2 emacs frames, one on my laptop monitor (1) and the other on a larger external display (2). Whenever I switch between applications, e.g. between shell and Emacs, the Emacs cursor ...
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How to get rid of strange tab in “emacs-mac” frame

On macOS High Sierra I have install the "emacs-mac" Emacs port via homebrew. The Emacs version now is 25.3.3. When starting up Emacs I get this strange tab in my Emacs frame: I have set the ...
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EMMS + Mplayer: stop cover showing up when playing music

I've been using EMMS with mplayer for a couple days, and a minimal config: (setq exec-path (append exec-path '("/usr/local/bin"))) (require 'emms-setup) (require 'emms-player-mplayer) ; load ...
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Keymap doesn't work as is when you use some multiple modifier keys

When I define and evaluate some complicated key combo like below and try to run it, I get an error. (global-set-key (kbd "s-C-M-r") 'newline) The error: <C-M-s-268632082> is undefined I can ...
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How to copy paste in OSX terminal in emacs?

According to the cheat sheet of Emacs, M-w to copy a highlighted text and C-y to paste it. M-w means command w which ultimately tries to kill the terminal?
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two versions of emacs on mac osx - where are they

This has got to be a silly question... From a terminal window, to start emacs which comes with mac osx (version 22.1.1), I just type > emacs First set of questions: where is this emacs installed?...
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How to better manage the copy/cut/paste shortcuts between emacs and the macOS clipboard?

I'm running spacemacs v.0.200.9 on emacs v.25.1.1, on macOS 10.11 and 10.12. And I'm not happy with how the clipboard works between the OS and emacs. Here's the behaviour I'd expect: [X] Cmd + c in ...
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Emacs ansi-term with tig results in glitch

I've used vanilla emacs in Mac and run M-x> ansi-term. And there I ran "tig" command and get glitched result. And FYI, if there's letter something like "é", the results get worse. Two items were ...
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how to send URL from browser using Emacs as default mail handler?

I'd like to use the Chrome command Email Page Location to email a URL through Emacs. Desired behavior is this: In Chrome, I choose Email Page Location Emacs activates, initiates a new email message,...
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How to make homebrew emacsclient open files in Emacs.app frame from terminal?

When I run emacsclient -nc filename.txt in my terminal, emacs opens in my terminal. I would prefer it to open in the main Emacs.app frame. Similar to how the terminal shortcuts work for Atom.
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adhoc emacs Elisp command to send emacs clipboard text to osx clipboard

When you press 'y' (elfeed-search-yank) in an elfeed-search buffer, the selected entry's permalink url is copied to the emacs clipboard. I don't have any automatic clipboard sync packages installed, ...
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TRAMP on Windows connects to Linux but not to OSX (macOS)

Using Emacs-25.2.1 on Windows XP (and on 7, too) I can connect to my Raspberry Pi (Rasppian OS) using TRAMP and the plink method and it works flawlessly. But when I try to connect to my Mac mini (OSX ...
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Is There a Way To Set “Lisp-Interaction-Mode” to be Default?

I'm using Emacs in the terminal of Mac. Each time I exist an .el file and reopen another, I have to set lisp-interaction-mode. Is there some sort of command or item I can place in the .emacs file to ...
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how to by pass super key cord to system

I am using emacs25 on macOS. How to bypass command key cord, e.g., ctrl-command-/ to system? Currently it is captured by emacs.
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The Application Emacs is Not Open Anymore (macOS High Sierra)

I am using Emacs (25.2.1) on macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, and when trying to open a simple .txt file using Emacs as the editor, I get the error "The application Emacs is not open anymore". Details: ...
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Whenever I type a caret in emacs, it waits for me to type another character. Can I disable that behaviour?

I'm a relatively new user to emacs, having just come over from many years of using vim. I'm mostly thrilled with evil mode and emacs in general, but there are a few annoyances still lingering. One of ...
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Emacs evil-escape does not work

I have just installed spacemacs recently. I press fd to switch from insert state to normal state, but it does not work. The combination keys fd shown on the editor then disappear, but when I press ...
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Org external link - can I indicate which browser/tab to be used

Suppose I have several browsers running at any given time. Google Chrome Google Chrome Canary Chromium Opera Safari How can I indicate in my org mode links [[https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/][...
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Ispell can't find my dictionary

I'm running Emacs on MacOS and I installed aspell and its English dictionaries through nix. When I open a file, flyspell throws the following error. Error enabling Flyspell mode: (Error: No word ...
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How to run anaconda on an emacs shell?

I'm trying to get numpy and matplotlib to run from emacs so I downloaded anaconda. I've got it running on my terminal but I don't know how to run it in an m-x shell. I'm using mac os. I've ...
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shell-mode C-c C-c kill keybinding

With some regularity, I am using bash with M-x shell, and out of muscle memory I hit C-c C-c, with dramatic results: the comint prompt streams a long error message with a large number of escaped ...
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How to run python 3 in M-x shell?

I am very new to emacs so it would be a big help if answers came with a lot of detail. I've tried to get my M-x shell to run python 3 but can't. I've tried: (setq python-shell-interpreter "/...
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emacs gnus and macOS mail.app

I have a very large MAILv5 folder on macOS with 11 IMAP mail accounts over 1 TB of data so I don't want to re-download all but instead I want to use Gnus or other Emacs mail client to read mail ...
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Emacs FD usage on OSX

Emacs seems to be using an awful lot of FD's on my OSX and keeps on running out. I see that one big reason is that it keeps opening a lot of font files: Emacs-x86 20322 rgrinberg txt REG ...
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Installed emacs by emacs-bootstrap, got cannot load error and buffer list not work

Using Mac Pro macOS 10.13.1 iTerm2 Has two problems: After installed emacs by emacs-bootstrap, got this error when start it: When try to open buffer list by C-x C-b, it shown this window at bottom ...
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Re-Aligning Issue with org-mode tables in spite of monospaced font (Emacs 25.3 / Mac OS X)

I changed from Aquamacs to Emacs for Mac OS X (25.3). Now I have an issue with org-mode tables. After writing and before re-aligning it looks like this: After re-align the table with C-c C-c or TAB ...
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ispell word M-$ goes into screen capture mode on MacOS

I am on Mac OS X El Capitan. Here is my version info. GNU Emacs 25.3.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0, NS appkit-1404.47 Version 10.11.6 (Build 15G31)) of 2017-12-03 Problem: Like most Emacs users on ...
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How to detect Emacs Mac Port in Elisp?

I recently explored the Emacs Mac Port developed by Yamamoto Mitsuharu. It feels great and I would like to try using it instead of vanilla GNU Emacs. However, I have some code in my init files which ...
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Emacs shortcuts in Mac are worse than in Ubuntu?

I just moved from Ubuntu to Mac. Maybe I'm wrong but I found the shortcuts in Mac Emacs is harder to use than in ubuntu. Such as I have to frequently use the "Arrow" in Mac to select texts while in ...