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Re: Annoying Fonts Window in Emacs on MacOS - How to Hide

From: Alan Third
Subject: Re: Annoying Fonts Window in Emacs on MacOS - How to Hide
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 22:18:23 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.12.0 (2019-05-25)

On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 12:31:02PM -0700, Mark H. David wrote:
> I frequently type Command+T by mistake in Emacs because in browser
> apps (particularly Chrome) it's used for creating a new tab, and I
> do that so often, I must do it by mistake. I almost never change
> fonts, and never with command+t. Ever. So, I looked into this a bit,
> and it's a documented "feature" for Emacs on MacOS (see:
> https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/SetFonts#toc14) and for MacOS
> generally for documents (see:
> https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201236). Apple's MacOS doc says:
> Command-T: Show or hide the Fonts window.
> In various apps with document windows (e.g., build-in TextEdit as
> well as Emacs) it is supposed to pop up a window thingee that lets
> you choose fonts. Whatever, I never use. I always just want to get
> rid of it.
> Here's the annoying and buggy part with respect to Emacs: you cannot
> hide it from the keyboard. It's supposed hidden by doing a second
> Command+T. That works in other apps, e.g., TextEdit, but it doesn't
> work in Emacs. In addition, you cannot select the popup "windoid"
> that results, even by Command+`. Even if you do select the windoid
> somehow (e.g., by clicking it), you cannot dismiss it by typing
> Command+W.

Usually when I get the fonts window open I just can’t get rid of it at

I’d suggest unbinding super-t, something like:

    (global-unset-key (kbd "s-t"))

Alan Third

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