I've been using aquamacs 2.4 on my osx 10.7.5. After it crashed with my font change operation, the preview menu bar disappeared and doen't appear again after rerunning the program. Although I reinstalled the aquamacs package, the problem was not fixed. Could anybody help me on this problem?

  • Is AUCTeX still loaded on your emacs? (I believe both are pre-packaged with Aquamacs nowadays, but I can't be sure since I'm a GNU Guy. AUCTeX and preview are closely intertwined.) Also, could you elaborate on this 'font change operation'? Which fonts were you changing? Commented Apr 5, 2013 at 22:39
  • Try renaming the "Aquamacs Emacs" folder in ~/Library/Preferences/ so as to start in a fresh state.
    – egreg
    Commented Apr 5, 2013 at 23:22

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The problem was the .emacs file in my home directory. I put below contents, which I copy and pasted, to enable spell checking function. Once I remove the contents, the preview function turn on. But I'm still not aware of why following made the problem. Thank you for all in this thread.

(setq ispell-program-name "aspell") ; could be ispell as well, depending on your preferences

(setq ispell-dictionary "english") ; this can obviously be set to any language your spell-checking program supports

(add-hook 'LaTeX-mode-hook 'flyspell-mode)

(add-hook 'LaTeX-mode-hook 'flyspell-buffer)

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