[OS X Emacs] aquamacs startup problem

Peter Frings peter.frings at agfa.com
Tue Mar 24 13:08:11 EDT 2015

Good evening all,

Same thing here, with Emacs for OSX 24.4, OSX 10.9.5, on a 2.8GHz quad-core Mac Pro mid 2010. I’m using the Prelude start-up from Bozhidar Batsov.

Emacs often hangs when starting via Quicksilver[1]. I often have to try 2 or 3 times before Emacs appears. When it hangs, it takes about 50% CPU. The “Emacs” menu appears, but no visible window and no response. If you switch to another app, you can’t switch back via Cmd-Tab or by clicking its icon in the dock. The only thing you can do is to force-kill it.

I have included a sample of Emacs in its ‘hanging’ state. Maybe it helps.


[1] I have not made comparisons with other ways of launching. Years ago I always used the command line to launch emacs, and I don’t recall any hanging. However, lots of things have changed since then, so it may not be relevant.

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