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Emacs 24.3 Introduces Native OSX Full-screen Support

One of the most requested Emacs features – native OSX Lion style full-screen support has finally landed in Emacs 24.3 (due to be released in a few months). If you’re eager to try it out right now homebrew is a good option:

$ brew install emacs --cocoa --use-git-head --HEAD

Homebrew’s devs have even backported the full-screen patch to Emacs 24.2, so if you’re not very adventurous you can just do:

$ brew install emacs --cocoa

Alternatively you can install the Emacs 24.2.91 pretest (or a newer pretest/nightly build) from Emacs for Mac OSX. Personally I recommend this option, since cloning the Emacs git mirror (as homebrew does) takes like forever.

Here’s the beast in action:

This was a short article, but I do hope you’ll find it useful.