To dotemacs: Jump in a lake. Signed, Aquamacs
November 9, 2006 11:53 AM Subscribe
Emacs under OS X: I installed Aquamacs a while ago, and my dotemacs file received a "thumping" royale. What should I do?
posted by Gordion Knott to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Long time Linux user, first time OS X'er here. Insanely passionate fan of Emacs, which I use strickly as a text editor, after activating refill and longlines mode.
Post-Aquamacs install, I renamed my dotemacs file to Preferences.el, moving it into the appropriate directory tree (as advised to by Aquamacs). I checked and rechecked permissions and ownership, of course.
Aquamacs acknowledged my keybindings, but stomped all over most of my other settings, like foreground and background, and also my "set coding system for saving this buffer" command, which I need for multibyte characters.
I recouped several of these by configuring Aquamacs through its menu system (which saves to a file called customizations.el). Even so, despite clicking on "save options," several menu selections aren't saved.
Is there anyway to tweak Aquamacs so I can rely solely on dotemacs (aka Preferences.el), ignoring the menu hierarchy for the time being? Failing that, can dotemacs-esque commands be edited into customizations.el? Has anybody had difficulties with the Aquamacs installs and configuration, indicating that these might be bugs?
And, since we're on the Linux-to-OS X transition topic. Anybody figured out how to configure sloppy focus or focus-follows-mouse for OS X? (Google's responses to my queries are all a year or two old).