[OS X Emacs] Re: hard line fill problem

Ivan Werning iwerning at gmail.com
Thu May 22 00:09:04 EDT 2008

Following up on this problem...

I have discovered a clue: that when I start a new buffer or open any  
existing buffer my local setting for column-fill is at 50! However,  
the global default is at 70. I don't know why or how the local one is  
always set at 50. It is really annoying. I have changed the local  
value by doing C-u 70 C-c f (to set it to 70) or by just turning off  
the hard fill and then turning it back on. After doing that I get the  
expected behavior with a column of 70.

I can't find anything unusual or with the number 50 in my  
customization.el or preference.el or .emacs (in fact, I have an  
empty .emacs file).

Any ideas? Any help much appreciated. Thanks


On May 20, 2008, at 4:23 PM, Ivan Werning wrote:

> I am having trouble with my hard line auto fill. I use the latest  
> Aquamacs.
> I have the hard line autofill set on Hard Word wrap automatically.  
> However, whenever I open a file and start typing a paragraph, or hit  
> Option+q to refill an old paragraph, it seems to do the fill with  
> the wrong number of characters per line, it goes to about 50. If I  
> then toggle the hard word wrap auto fill off and then back on, I get  
> the expected behavior of around 72 lines.
> What is going on? I definitely never had this problem before. Please  
> help!
> I do have
> '(text-mode-hook (quote (turn-on-flyspell turn-on-auto-fill)))
> in my customization.el file, which I did not set manually but rather  
> by going to the text-mode-hook option was set by editing the  
> relevant customization option. But this happened even without the  
> "turn-on-auto-fill" or the "turn-on-flyspell". That is, it happens  
> even if I remove this line from customization.el (aquamacs sets auto  
> fill as default), or equivalently go through the customization  
> options that does that.
> -Ivan

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