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Fullscreen Emacs on MacOS X

After years of being an avid Vim user, I recently succumbed to the temptation of Emacs and haven’t looked back since. Now that I slowly understand the concept of “living in Emacs”, I also wanted a fullscreen mode. Turns out you’ll have to patch and build Emacs yourself for that if you are on OSX, so here’s a step by step guide on what I did to build the current Git HEAD (“About Emacs” reports the version as 24.0.50 by the way) with fullscreen support, based on Steve Purcell’s post from last January:

To toggle fullscreen mode call “M-x ns-toggle-fullscreen”, which I have bound to “M-RET”. Looking forward to try this on 1920×1080 at work on Monday!

If you can’t be bothered to build Emacs yourself, you can download the version I built.