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OSX Paredit Keybindings iTerm

I am trying to get paredit to work on iTerm on mac. I am trying to paredit-forward-slurp-sexp which is bound to <C-right> and C-). But <C-right> does nothing, and C-) prints out 9. It ...
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Why don't my frame titles update?

I run Emacs 27.1 on my MacOS MBP and use desktop-mode. After starting emacs (with frames re-created by the desktop restore), the frame titles are wrong and seem to remain wrong until I do something ...
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How can I stop my scrollbar “bouncing” into and out of existence

I just installed Spacemacs on a new Mac and am getting some weird behavior—the scroll bar appears when I scroll (making the window wider), then disappears when I stop scrolling. This doesn't happen on ...
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EmacsForMacOSX build 27.2-2 cannot be opened on mac M1

This question is about Emacs 27.2-2 from https://emacsformacosx.com/ on Mac M1. From the release notes1 M1 support should be added since 27.2-1. However, on latest stable version I was getting an ...
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isearch buffer greyed out/blurred after update to macOS 11.3

I'm running Mac Port version of emacs 27.2 on macOS big sur. I recently updated to macos 11.3, and I'm having some strange behavior when I do a C-s search. In around 75% of instances, the entire ...
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Buffer-name on separate “row” from toolbar icons?

Using macOS (11.3, M1 Mac mini) and an older Intel build of Emacs 27.1, when I load a file/buffer into Emacs, the path to the file/buffer shows up at the top of the window, above the toolbar: But, ...
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Restore privileged folder access for previously working Emacs.app on Catalina (NOT system upgrade)

This is similar to How to Restore File System Access in macOS Catalina but the problem is different. I did not upgrade my operating system, only the app, and none of the solutions there are valid ...
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Emacs won’t access Documents directory on MacOS Big Sur

I am running Emacs 26.3 on MacOS 11.2.1 “Big Sur”. When I try to open the directory ~/Documents, it fails with the message “Listing directory failed but ‘access-file’ worked.” Emacs.app is given ...
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Binding option + arrow keys/backspace on Mac OS while still being able to enter special characters

I want to be able to bind ⌥← to move the cursor to the previous word, ⌥→ to the next word, ⌥↓ to scroll down a page etc. in Emacs on Mac OS, as in native text editing controls, but also still be able ...
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How to set env values for eshell in emacs on macOS?

If use iTerm on macOS, we can set env values in its terminal. It also set path such as /usr/local/bin/ in ~/.bashrc. But in emacs' terminal as eshell, run kubectl shown kubectl: No such file or ...
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dired and some keyboard shortcuts don't work on Emacs on MacTerm's vt220 emulator

I use MacTerm 4.0 on OS X 10.7.5 and I use the vt220 option base emulator. When I open emacs -nw on it, when I press C-x C-c (to quit Emacs) it says C-x C-g is undefined When I type C-x C-s (to save ...
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Compiling gccemacs (Emacs 28) from source. To bootstrap or not to bootstrap?

With the following build script on Big Sur + homebrew, I get horribly long compile times when using make bootstrap as opposed to simply make on gccemacs. I've read the Makefile in the src directory - ...
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Emacs-26 Big Sur (Intel) 11.2 - make fails error 137 macroexp.elc

Xcode: 12.4.0.0.1.1610135815 CommandLineTools: 12.4.0.0.1.1610135815 I've exported CC=clang, but I can't get the emacs-26 branch to compile on my Big Sur Intel machine. See gist here .autogen.sh and ...
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Problems with FTP connection via Tramp

I try to create FTP connection via Tramp, but the output I get on AngeFTP is: ftp> open android.local ftp: Can't connect to `192.168.0.21:21': Connection refused ftp: Can't connect to `android....
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How to produce UTF8 info file with makeinfo on osx?

In the texi file I have the directive @documentencoding UTF-8 but makeinfo gives me a warning: unrecognized encoding name `UTF-8' raoul@MacBook-Pro-de-Raoul oef-mode % makeinfo oef-mode.texi oef-mode....
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Slow markdown-mode as Emacs spends lots of time fontifying

Emacs on my Mac got upgraded when I upgraded some other package in Homebrew and now working with Markdown files is very slow. I'm now running the railwaycat/emacsmacport/emacs-mac package version with ...
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Enable OS X keys in Emacs

I installed Emacs via homebrew using this Emacs bundle, https://github.com/railwaycat/homebrew-emacsmacport This bundle has some nice OS X features but it doesn't have the OS X keyboard shortcuts ...
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Configure x-export-frames to take svg screenshots (Mac/OSX)

Using this reddit post as inspiration, I am trying to create a screenshot-svg command using the following config: (defun screenshot-svg () "Save a screenshot of the current frame as an SVG ...
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OS X: collapse all emacs process icons into one dock entry?

I normally have many Emacs instances open (emacs 27.1 in Mac OS X Catalina), each opened from iterm2, based on different environment variable setups (they refer to different source control snapshots ...
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Set the dock hover name in mac os x?

I normally have many Emacs instances open (emacs 27.1 in Mac OS X Catalina), each opened from iterm2, based on different environment variable setups (they refer to different source control snapshots ...
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ctrl-backspace behaves differently across emacs environments, though .init file is same

I recently needed to start using another mac for work and I wanted to duplicate my spacemacs settings onto my new computer. I simply copied all files located in .emacs onto my new computer, and it ...
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Can I read a macOS Extended Journaled Encrypted USB flash using Emacs 27 Dired?

Is there a way to browse a flash USB drive formatted in Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) using Emacs 27 Dired? After I Enter a password to unlock the disk “XYZ”. I can browse the folders and the ...
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Use conda environment in ansi-term

I would like to be able to use conda activate to switch between environments in ansi-term. I am running bash in ansi-term from Emacs 27.1 on MacOS Catalina. Currently, executing conda activate <...
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Weird UI of term in Doom

My terminal in Doom looks like shown in picture but I can't seem to find a way to solve this. I have term activated in my init.el
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Is it possible to make 'tput bel' behave like it does in iTerm with a macOS Dock badge?

Running sleep 1s && tput bel inside iTerm and quickly tabbing out into another application displays this very nice notification badge in the Dock: I tried running (shell-command "sleep ...
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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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C-x C-f, Cannot complete file name for desktop folders

I am new to Emacs. I am trying to access a file in the "Emacs" folder on my desktop. I run the C-x C-f command, then type ~/Desktop/Em. I then hit TAB, but there's no completion. Emacs says [...
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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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