Emacs interface screenshots
(we suggested Aquamacs)
Download CoCoA-5 (save the CoCoA-5 folder where you want)
- Configure the Emacs-CoCoA5 communication in either way:
- either quick and easy:
- In the CoCoA-5 folder, open the folder emacs
- Double-click on
ConfigEmacs.command: it's really quick!!
see below if you get a warning window
(MacOSX 10.8 or later)
or for Emacs experts:
the operation above adds a few lines at the end of your .emacs file
(creating it if necessary).
If you have already defined your own favourite Emacs options/colours/..
you might prefer to pick and copy from CoCoA-5/emacs/cocoa.emacs
into your .emacs only the settings you desire.
if you rename or move the CoCoA-5 folder you will need to repeat the
Some MacOS tricks
- If under Finder you cannot see the file extensions I suggest
you open the menu [Finder --> Preferences...] and
check [Advanced] Show all file extensions.
If you want all your .cocoa5 files to open
with Emacs when double-clicked, this is what you
need to do:
- Select in Finder a file with a cocoa extension, say
and select File - Get Info, click the Open with:
choose Other... to select Emacs.
- Now click on
Change all... to "Use this application to open all documents
like this" (i.e. with the extension
You may open any file in Emacs simply
by dragging it onto the Emacs icon
or an Emacs window.
If you have MacOSX 10.8
you might get this error window:
can't be opened because
it is from an unidentified developer
Do this (as for any other application you download ... and you trust!)
Right-click (or Control-click)
on the application icon and
Then click the "Open" button at the next warning
(and it will not ask ever again!)