[OS X Emacs] problem with Mac OS menus
david.reitter at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 07:28:10 EST 2017
Here are two things to do to make progress on this bug in Aquamacs, macOS, or some setting or extension on your machine:
1. How to reproduce:
Does this reproduce without configuration (Help/Diagnose menu)?
If so, does it reproduce when using a newly-made user account?
If so, I would then ask how to reproduce it on another machine (ideally one would start without many installed programs).
2. What the problem is:
The next step would involve that you build the program from its source, reproduce the problem, and then debug it, for example by enabling NSTRACE (see source code, nsterm.h, etc.) and by watching where exactly the error occurs.
Hope that helps.
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> On Jan 22, 2017, at 7:15 AM, Michiel van der Klis <m.b.m.vanderklis at uva.nl> wrote:
> Just to report this behavior persists with the 22 Jan 2017 nightly build.
> A few more details:
> when I move the cursor to the 'Aquamacs' menu item and just click on it,
> the drop down menu rapidly flashes on, then off, then on again.
> Then, when I then move the cursor down from the top line the menu
> flashes on and off continuously, and the cursor keeps jumping back
> to the top line ('Aquamacs').
> When I continue to do this, at some point (after 5 to 20 flashes) the
> drop down menu disappears and the behaviour stops; the cursor is
> free again. At this point the Aquamacs menu is still visible in the Mac
> bar at the top of the screen. However, if I click any item in that menu
> the whole Aquamacs menu disappears and the Finder menu takes its
> Likewise, if at this point I click the Aquamacs window, that window
> does not become active and instead the Finder menu appears (as if
> the window was not there and I clicked the desktop). If I click the
> window a second time it DOES become active.
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 9:55 AM, Michiel van der Klis <m.b.m.vanderklis at uva.nl> wrote:
> Thanks David. So far it's the only issue I've been experiencing on this Mac.
> The only active OS Finder extensions I have installed are Adobe CoreSync and Dropbox Finder Integration.
> I'll try new builds occasionally.
> Rgds, Michiel
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 3:09 AM, David Reitter <david.reitter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Michiel,
> Cc’ing the support mailing list to see if anyone else has such a problem.
> I suspect that this has to do with something at the system level, perhaps some sort of extension that you have installed.
> I do not reproduce this behavior on a new touchbar-MBP with the latest version of macOS.
> Perhaps you can try running a nightly build from the website.
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> > On Jan 17, 2017, at 9:29 AM, Michiel van der Klis <m.b.m.vanderklis at uva.nl> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm a long time Aquamac OS X user.
> > Just now installed Aquamacs 3.3 on my new Macbook Pro (w/ touch bar) running Sierra 10.12.2.
> > I'm having the following problem: when in Aquamacs I open the Aquamacs item in the menu at the top of my screen, so the menu with first menu item 'About Aquamacs', I can not move the cursor away from the top line ('Aquamacs'). When I move the cursor down, the menu flashes and the cursor jumps back to the top line. So I seem completely stuck, but when I move the cursor _very fast_ to the opposite corner of the screen this behaviour stops and I can use the cursor again.
> > This problem only occurs in the Aquamacs item in the menu not in the other items, such as File and Edit. I have no customisations installed but I tried in the Try w/o customisations mode anyway and found the same behaviour. I have this problem only in Aquamacs.
> > Please advise,
> > Michiel van der Klis
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