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Change Emacs background and foreground colors

Sometimes Emacs starts with a bizzare black background. If you want the familiar black text on white background proceed as follows.

While in Emacs
Type, set-background-color (like this : set(space)background(space)color(enter) )
Type, Cyan
(This step is neccessary so that the text remains visible while swapping the background and foreground colors. IF you want you can skip this step.)
Type, set-foreground-color (like this : set(space)foreground(space)color(enter) )
Type, black
Type, set-background-color (like this : set(space)background(space)color(enter) )
Type, white


For a complete guide to Emacs see

But I still don't know how to make this effect permanent. Someone suggested to write to the .emacs file directly. I haven't tried it yet.

Unable to save or download files in firefox

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Choose a different download folder

Firefox will automatically download files to the Desktop unless you've selected a different download folder or you've set Firefox to ask where to save every file. Download problems may be related to the selected download location, for example, the download folder may contain a lot of images [3] or it may no longer be accessible [4]. (To fix problems related to the last-selected download folder, you can open about:config, right-click on the preference and select "Reset".)

To choose a different download folder, click Tools -> Options in the Firefox menu and, under "Main / Downloads" (or "Downloads / Download Folder" in Firefox 1.5 and earlier) select the "Save files to" option (if not already selected) and click the "Browse" button.
Reset download folder

Firefox may have lost track of which folder to…