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Open Emacs with separate instance in mac os x yosemite

I am on Yosemite 10.10.5. I would like to open emacs from spotlight or from the Terminal as separate instances so that when I close one emacs window the others don't close either. Similar questions ...
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Alt-keys (option-keys) in emacs emulation (jetBrains PyCharm)

I suspect this is a general issue with the Mac as opposed to anything specific to the app I'm struggling with now, which happens to be PyCharm from jetBrains. The reason I suspect this is a general ...
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Alt[Option] key not working as meta when ssh a linux server from Mac

I use emacs on my Mac locally, I'm also using iTerm2 as the terminal tool. By setting the 'Preferences--> Profiles-->Keys--> Left option key acts as +Esc'. I can use the left alt key as meta if I ...
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Map capslock to control for Emacs in Yosemite

I am using Yosemite 10.10.3 and Emacs 20.0.50.1. I want to map the Caps Lock key to Control in such a way that it is recognized by Emacs. I have already gone to Keyboard > Modifier Keys and and ...
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Cannot kill Emacs

Sometimes, updates are the nemesis of productivity. I made the mistake to update my system to Yosemite resulting in an ESS-distribution (Emacs speaks statistics, ...
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Homebrew Formula for emacs' VM (View Mail)

Can anyone help with a homebrew formula to install emacs' VM ("View Mail"), located: http://www.nongnu.org/viewmail/ https://code.launchpad.net/vm I can get as far as a script, that should look ...
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EmacsClient waits when alternate editor is used

I created the following script to invoke emacs (if already an emacs instance is running, the arguments should be opened in this instance, otherwise, a new instance should be started; the -n causes ...
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Symbolic link to Emacs 24 not working

I like to create a bin directory in my home directory and make it the first item in my $PATH. I then create symbolic links to override the default MacOS installed version of certain apps. I have done ...
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Can I make iconify-window binding work when minimize using window manager

I can bind a function to run when Emacs iconifies a frame (defun my-handle-iconify-frame() ;; I actually do something more useful than this... (message "my-handle-iconify-frame") ) (define-key ...
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Use keyboard for accessing Emacs Menu

I am using the brew install emacs version of gui-based emacs. After using the mac shortcut to access the Menu bar, I am able to use the mnemonic to access the individual top level menu items: ...
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GUI based emacs

I picked up emacs for first time in decades last night on ubuntu. It was sweet: opened up in a GUI and I was able to set up CUA mode - but still able to access the CTL-C and CTL-X actions via META-X. ...
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How to open different emacs version from the shell?

I have two versions of emacs on my machine. One came preinstalled and I have just installed a newer version with homebrew. If I type emacs in the terminal, the old version runs. If I type ...
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Menu bar in emacs (mostly) stops working

I'm not sure how to reproduce it, but sometimes after running fine for a while, the menu bar in emacs stops working except for the Apple and Emacs menus. The others (e.g., File, Edit, Options) all ...
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How to programmatically construct the name of application used to open directories?

This Emacs LISP script reveal-in-finder.el allows one to quickly open a directory in Finder from an Emacs buffer which has the directory opened in it in dired mode. But on my computer, I uses Path ...
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running emacs on a terminal: problem with meta-key

I am on Mavericks and I am running emacs 24.4.1, but I have the same problem also with 22.1.1. When I open mac on a terminal on the remote host, it does not recognise option key (alt) like the meta ...
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Why don't I see a path to etags in PATH when running Emacs from http://emacsformacosx.com/ from the OS X dock?

This is a follow-up question to the one at "Is /usr/bin/etags severely out of date in Yosemite?" The Emacs in question is from http://emacsformacosx.com/ (GNU Emacs 24.4.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0, ...
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How to enable dictionary shortcut in Emacs

According to describe-key, there is no key binding in Emacs, even though I can't use dictionary shortcut in Emacs. Is there way enable dictionary shortcut Command + control + D? Of course I can use ...
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Why does copy-file change date/time when copying between volumes

I am using: GNU Emacs 24.4.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0, NS apple-appkit-1265.21) of 2014-10-20 on builder10-9.porkrind.org, on a MacBook Air 13 running OS X Yosemite (10.10.1). If I use the command ...
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Global keyboard shortcut to switch to an application (to use with Emacs/Aquamacs)

Like in iTerm, I'd like to be able to set a keyboard shortcut to switch to an application, which in this case would be Aquamacs. This would be really useful to know in general. Would an Applescript or ...
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Newly installed Emacs won't open on Mavericks

The console shows the following messages: 12/29/14 12:39:55.179 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.763512085[296]: (org.gnu.Emacs.118304[53982]) Job failed to exec(3). Setting up event to tell us when to ...
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Copy-Paste from Mac to Emacs of ubuntu

I use version 10.9.2 of OS X and a virtual machine 6.0.5 VMware Fusion. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has been installed on the virtual machine. In ubuntu I use Emacs 24.3.1 as editor. Once emacs of ubuntu is ...
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Is /usr/bin/etags severely out of date in Yosemite?

Is /usr/bin/etags severely out of date in Yosemite? If so, what is the easiest way to get an up-to-date version of etags, to use with Emacs from http://emacsformacosx.com/? I am using: GNU ...
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How to install both Cocoa and X11 of Emacs (preferably with Homebrew)?

I want to try out and compare both the Cocoa- and X11-based versions of Emacs. In general, I try to install all such packages through Homebrew, but in this case it looks like I Homebrew requires me ...
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XQuartz opens automatically: How can I track this?

From time to time Xquartz opens without any application being called. Is this some virus that tries to exploit bugs in x11? Is it gnu emacs that was not fully ported and calls X stuff?
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Emacs does not auto restart after reboot?

I install Emacs via Homebrew and create a symbolic link: /Applications/Emacs.app -> /usr/local/Cellar/emacs/24.3/Emacs.app What does not seem to work properly is that after restarting, other ...
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Error while trying to open new Emacs.app after upgrade to Yosemite

After upgrade to Yosemite I get this when trying to launch new Emacs app from command-line. I've spent yesterday trying to figure out what's the problem, so today I decided to ask here. ➜ ~ open -n ...
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Is it possible to compose Mac OS Mail in an external editor?

For Thunderbird there is the External Editor extension a very very classical piece of software that, when called via a shortcut, pops up your external editor (emacs in my case) and let's you edit your ...
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Emacs Meta key in VMware Player on Windows 7 on Macbook Pro

I run Windows 7 almost exclusively at this point. I use a logitech windows bluetooth keyboard while at home. Running Freebsd through VMware Player, I installed emacs and have had to resort to using ...
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How to open Emacs like in Linux Terminal

I just got a Macbook (my first one!) and want to know how to configure Emacs to run in the same way it runs in Linux. That is, if I type "emacs foo.c &" in the Terminal, I want to either open ...
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LaTeX PDF Preview in Vim

Is there plugin similar to Emacs LaTeX Preview Pane but for Vim on OSX? I need it to preview the PDF inside Vim, in its own pane/buffer. I don't need to be able to edit the PDF so no pdftotext is ...
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How to display unicode chars in emacs when running in terminal

This is not strictly a OSX question but someone in here probably has a solution. I'm running emacs from the command line and I simply can't get emacs to correctly show Unicode characters. Everything ...
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How to edit /etc/profile using emacs?

I am using Emacs 24.3 on Mac OS X 10.9.4 and I am trying to edit /etc/profile with that. It obviously does not work when starting the GUI version, but for some reason, it also does not work when ...
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KeyRemap4MacBook Meta + KEY Repeat Question

I come from a Linux/PC world as a heavy Emacs user and for the last year, I've "dealt" with the standard OS X key remapping. It's OK, but the things that bother me are: Option + Key doesn't operate ...
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How to get external Apple keyboard to accept modifier key input from Macbook's internal keyboard (and vice-versa)?

I just bought an older Apple keyboard, with the idea that I could use it in conjunction with my internal Macbook Pro keyboard as a substitute for buying a keyboard that's capable of splitting into two ...
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Make Emacs-style shortcuts behave differently than arrow keys.

This is a bit of a weird question, I'll admit, but this is something that really annoys me. I have come to rely on the Emacs shortcuts (mainly ctrl ^+A, ctrl ^+E, ctrl ^+B, and ctrl ^+F) and the ...
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Run Emacs within Bash

I am looking for a way in Bash to run something within Emacs. For example, if you run emacs, press esc+X then type "life," you get a little simulation of Conway's Game of Life. How could this be done ...
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Emacs key bindings on other programs

I am a heavy Emacs user and would love to have some of my Emacs keyboard bindings when editing text on other apps. I understand I could program these macros with Keyboard Maestro manually, but I was ...
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How do I enable “native” scrolling for Emacs?

I have two MacBooks running Emacs (both 24.3). On one of them, I get same smooth, native scrolling like I do in Chrome, Finder, or whatever, but not on the other one. To make it work a bit better, I ...
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Emacs crashes on Mac OS X with “Dispatch Thread Hard Limit Reached”

Emacs crashes on me once a day or so with the same error message in the dump: Dispatch Thread Hard Limit Reached: 512 (too many dispatch threads blocked in synchronous operations) Google shows ...
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XCode Keybindings not working with Dvorak

I type Programmer's Dvorak. I just started using XCode, and I decided to try to change the keybindings to be more Emacs-like. So, I set the keybinding to "Move Left" to ^B, pressed ^B, and...nothing ...
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Emacs macos keyboard handling problem

I'm looking for "unity-win7" like solution, where I can run cmd+num for activating browser, console, editor etc... I found Activator and Services in osx, however, I can't use cmd+num because many app ...
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Who installed this Emacs?

I have: $ /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs --version GNU Emacs 24.3.1 $ /usr/bin/emacs --version GNU Emacs 22.1.1 How do I get rid of the second installation of Emacs?
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Using The Terminal Command and Emacs To Play The Video Game “Tetris”?

OS X via the Terminal command and Emacs apparently allows you to access and play a version of the video game Tetris. How do you accomplish this (and can you play via keyboard controls) ?
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How to show my .emacs file in finder?

I am new to Mac. I installed emacs, but I can't see my .emacs file in the finder. I can open the file from inside emacs, and I saved another copy on my desktop, but it's not showing.
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to run latest emacs in terminal by typing “emacs” [duplicate]

Question: Because I use emacs-live, I used homebrew to install emacs-24.3. Now everytime I want to launch emacs of version 24.3 in terminal, I have to type "emacs-24.3" --- if I just type "emacs", it ...
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All text boxes : The opposite of ctrl+v (like in emacs)

I like using ctrl + v on mac for jumping with the cursor to the next screen - something like page down but the cursor moves too. Do you know any way to do the opposite - jumping to the previous ...
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Is there a shortcut for opening a second buffer with a vertical split in Aquamacs?

I'd like to have two buffers open side by side in Aquamacs. Is there a shortcut for doing this? I know that C-x 2 opens them in a vertical stack, I'd like to have them arranged horizontally though.
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Change name and Application icon when starting via Automator

I have a script called gnus: #!/bin/bash open -n -a Emacs --args --name Mail --title Mail --no-desktop --no-splash --funcall gnus which I call via Automator Run Shell Script - ~/bin/gnus Now I ...
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changing the meta key in emacs

I am running emacs 24.3 through the terminal on OS X 10.8.4. I would like to modify the meta-key which is currently set to be the ESC key. I have successfully changed the meta-key from ESC to ...
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How can I set up a shell script as a wrapper to the main executable of an app?

I have an application that I want to launch via a shell script that does some setup and then launches the app itself with some specific options. Ideally, this script would be run whenever the ...