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anyone know how to disable trackpad zoom gestures in spacemacs on macos ? i keep triggering them accidentally and i never want them


hmm, looks like the gestures becomes the keypresses <magnify-down> or <magnify-up>


can't figure out how i turn those gesture names into something i can use with global-unset-key though


@mccraigmccraig I would have thought that mac trackpad gestures were configurable in macosx. Are they simply emulating specific key presses or are they a different key binding that is mapped in Spacemacs somewhere? Would command-log, SPC a L be useful to run as you are working. It shows the key binding and command in a side buffer?


i don't want to configure the trackpad zoom gestures in macos - i'm happy with them outside of emacs, i just don't ever want them to trigger in emacs... C-h k showed me the binding info though, i just can't figure out how to turn that into a global-unset-key call, 'cos i'm an emacs n00b 😬


Sorry, I assumed you could disable gestures for specific applications, or exclude applications. Sound like not. Rather than unset those, perhaps set them to a function that does not do anything or perhaps nil. Not entirely sure how to do that myself...


I am guessing something like this in the dotspacemacs/user-config might work

(defun practicalli-nothing ()

  (define-key global-map (kbd "<magnify-down>") 'practicalli-nothing)
  (define-key global-map (kbd "<magnify-up>") 'practicalli-nothing)


yeah, it's all or nothing in the macos trackpad prefs


ah - i think you've just given me the answer - it's the kbd fn that i need to translate the binding description


I dont have a Mac, so cant test it for you, but <up> and <down> worked for the arrow keys


works a treat 🙂


woot !! I feel like an elisp god (at least for the next minute or two) 🙂


Something else I can add to my Spacemacs book


spurious zooms have been bugging me for ages, but i finally snapped today and decided i had to fix it

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By chance does anyone know how to tell spacemacs to use pylint for python-mode flycheck?


Turned out not to be that bad. Had to enable the linter with flycheck-disable, then point flylint-python-pylint-executable to the right python command. Works great!

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@mccraigmccraig for completeness, it seems that using nil is preferred over using an empty function (it does make more sense to me in hindsight)

(define-key global-map (kbd "<magnify-up>") nil)
(define-key global-map (kbd "<magnify-down>") nil)