[OS X Emacs] Opening aquamacs window in a remote session

David Reitter david.reitter at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 17:22:07 EDT 2013

Hi Fatima,

Aquamacs is not an X-Windows application, so it won't open when X is tunneled via ssh -X.

Instead, I suggest you use the regular Apple technology to connect to your Mac at work.  On that Mac, just go to System Preferences, Sharing and enable Screen Sharing.

From home, you can log with Command-K (while in Finder), and selecting the IP/Address of your computer at work.  If your machine at work is firewalled, you'll have to deal with this;  you can also tunnel the connection via SSH to avoid the firewall.  This is equivalent to the X solution you're currently using.


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On Aug 22, 2013, at 4:17 PM, fatima soomro <soomro5000 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I have a question about using aquamacs remotely on a mac desktop.
> The mac desktop at my work has aquamacs installed; so I log into my desktop from home (from my laptop,mac as well!) sometimes to work.
> While logged (with ssh -Y) into my desktop, when I try to open aquamacs, it does not...
> Other x-windows have no problem e.g. xclock, and these windows appear on my laptop.
> Aquamacs on the other hand, opens a window on the remote computer itself... and not an X window on the laptop I am logged in from!
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks in advance,
> - Fatima
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