Hi all, After a couple of years of not using Emacs, I decided to use it again mostly for nostalgic reasons (yeah ... I used to use it in my Freshmen + Sophomore year). I downloaded and installed Carbon Emacs from the following site: http://home.att.ne.jp/alpha/z123/emacs-mac-e.html. Strangely, the ~/.emacs file is not there. There is however, a similar file (carbon-emacs-init.el) I found in /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/Reosurces/site-lisp/site-start.d/ What is the difference? Anyway, I have never done any customizations on Emacs. Do all customizations must be done through ~/.emacs file or in this case carbon-emacs-init.el? Can I just rename carbon-emacs-init.el to .emacs and save it to my home directory?? Is there any guideline somewhere on the net to write .emacs file? I'll use Emacs primarily for TeX editing (with TeXniscope as the previewer) some Java and C/C++. So far, Carbon Emacs is really cool. Thanx for all the help!!!!