[OS X Emacs] various Aquamacs questions - init files and fonts
cs80 at therogoffs.com
Mon Jul 19 23:56:28 EDT 2010
I've been using emacs/lemacs/xemacs/etc since 18.57 over 20 years ago,
but I'm always learning new stuff. I recently got a Mac and started
using Aquamacs. I also decided to dump xemacs and migrate to gnu 23 for
Linux use, which should make my init file (~/.emacs.d/init.el) work for
I've seen some weird things in the editor related to fonts and my init file.
First, it's not reading my init file! Any idea why? I thought it was
because I had all my fonts and colors, but it was apparently just
loading ~/.emacs.desktop which had them from me manually evaluating my
init file from a previous run. What other files does Aquamacs load on
startup for customization?
OK - I just looked at the *Messages* buffer and see this (just including
files from home directory):
Loading /Users/david/Library/Preferences/Aquamacs Emacs/Recent Files.el
Loading /Users/david/Library/Preferences/Aquamacs Emacs/Preferences.el
No desktop file.
Why isn't Aquamacs using files in the home directory or ~/.emacs.d ?
I want to be able to switch back and forth with vanilla 23, but I don't
know if it's possible now.
Next, fonts seem really messed up. Sometimes everything is in the nice,
fixed-width font that also works on Linux. Other times, all my buffers
are in different (usually proportional) fonts. I can't
increase/decrease font size, either. If I try c-x, c-= or c-x,c-- I get
Wrong type arguement: listp, ((:height 1.2))
Doesn't Aquamacs support text-scale-adjust?
Should I just use the emacs from here:
http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/EmacsForMacOS ? What is Aquamacs
getting me, other than some Mac keyboard bindings?
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