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Setting Text Editors (2 posts)

  • Started 17 years ago by gkl
  • Latest reply 17 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • gkl Member

    Dear All,

    I am new to Mac, so I may be asking something simple. I want to set Emacs as the text editor for Fetch. I went to the Prefecences page and then clicked on the Obscure pane, as per instructions. However, from the dropdown menu there I can not select Emacs as my editor (in fact I can not select anything).

    Could somebody help?

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thanks in advance.


    Posted 17 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Only some editors support the Apple Events needed for the Edit featue, and Emacs (unfortunately) is not one of them. I would recommend TextWrangler, which you can download for free from


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 17 years ago #


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