Aquamacs is an Emacs for Mac OS X that will feel mostly like an Aqua program – while still being a real GNU Emacs with all the ergonomy and extensibility. Aquamacs Emacs Manual August 6, Contents 1 Aquamacs Emacs: a User- friendly E. Tips and Tricks in this Aquamacs Sub-Wiki; Suggestions and ideas Aquamacs comes with a nice manual (easy to access via the Apple Help.

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For help understanding html-helper-mode, see Keybindings for html-helper-mode version 1. If you get the weird Microsofty case where every other character in a.

Aquamacs can open a normal OS X window for each file that is opened – Emacs experts call such windows frames. This makes the toolbar disappear, which is great, but it’ll manal back the next time you start AquaMacs. To see a list of faces and the way they are currently set, do M-x list-faces-display.

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Click on the little oval at the upper-right part of the window. Emacs shares the colors of things that are common across programming languages.

I didn’t like html-helper-mode qauamacs first, but I’m stuck with it. If you have shared files sitting on a Unix server like netserverand you share them using smbd SAMBAand you mount them on a Mac and then try to edit the remote files using Aquamacs, you may run into a problem with lock files. If you get it to work, then you’re ready to modify it to turn it into what I really want. Printing just works the way you expect it to – with a preview and through the normal printing infrastructure.


To set a color theme a set of colors aquanacs the foregrounds of all the types of text that Emacs displays: The Mac-standard font Lucida Grande is the default for editing text, and the mono-spaced Monaco is used to other modes. If you change the file and save it, it’ll still look screwy in Terminal.

But if I did, you do it by gotting in the mode, then: Then use “aquamacs” to start it. Then save the buffer, and the file will look good in Terminal.

For example, you can easily distinguish LaTeX files on the screen by their beige background color, or use variable-width proportional fonts for text modes only, but stick to fixed width, monospaced fonts for editing code.

To open a file named SummitStatistics. Trouble is, it didn’t work. TRAMP uses “ls” when it establishes the connection, and won’t handle colors in the output of ls. You can use it manually, or turn on autofit-frames-flag.


The next time Aquamacs tries to modify the file, Aquamacs will hang with the spinning wheel of death. If you open such a file with Aquamacs, it’ll look good in Aquamacs. Nevertheless, the procedure is to first select a theme I chose “Clarity and Beauty”then do M-x color-theme-print. I tried to set the default by following theses instructions in the Aquamacs FAQ:.

To set the background color, see below in the “Background colors” section. Then I downloaded the full Aquamacs source with this command: TRAMP needs to recognize the prompt.

Aquamacs (Pete’s notes)

Features Aaquamacs Support Development. This way, you can edit files with weird coding systems, and they’ll look good in Emacs while you edit them, but they’ll be written with the style they had when you opened them. Gtypist is a program to help you learn to type.

Gtypist-mode is an Emacs mode that accesses the same tutorial files as Gtypist. This preserves screen space but allows you manial keep track of all those open files easily. Click Save for Future Sessions and Finish.

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