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useful os x tweaks I've come across lately

  • M-w kills Terminal.app no more - if you use Emacs in a window and foolishly expect to be able to hit M-w to copy some text, or M-q to re-fill a paragraph, you've probably ended up cursing at the screen when your terminal window (or windows in the latter case) all suddenly vanish. The solution's to rebind the two keys to something less commonly used. I found that Alex's tip needs a tweak in 10.5, though. Here's what I use:

    defaults write com.apple.Terminal NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict-add 'Close Window' '@^W' defaults write com.apple.Terminal NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict-add 'Quit Terminal' '@^Q'

  • Display full paths as Finder window titles - I don't use the Finder that much, to be honest (and even then it's usually after doing an open . from the shell), but it's nice to be able to have it tell you exactly where you are.

I should also mention that I haven't reinstalled TextMate since I clean-installed 10.5 - It's pretty, but it's just not emacs.

* 08:59 * · comments (1)


Might be useful:

* option-click on a Finder window title will also show the path

* Leopard's terminal broke option double-click on URLs, but shift-option double-click works, and control click/right click gives an "Open URL" menu item.

> Posted by Michael S. at December 18, 2007 9:53 AM

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