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Frames and X Windows

   When using the X Window System, you can create multiple windows at
the X level in a single Emacs session.  Each X window that belongs to
Emacs displays a "frame" which can contain one or several Emacs windows.
A frame initially contains a single general-purpose Emacs window which
you can subdivide vertically or horizontally into smaller windows.  A
frame normally contains its own echo area and minibuffer, but you can
make frames that don't have these--they use the echo area and
minibuffer of another frame.

   Anything you do in one frame also affects the other frames.  For
instance, if you put text in the kill ring in one frame, you can yank it
in another frame.  If you exit emacs through `C-x C-c' in one frame, it
terminates all the frames.  To delete just one frame, use `C-x 5 0'.

   To avoid confusion, we reserve the word "window" for the
subdivisions that Emacs implements, and never use it to refer to a

* Mouse Commands
Moving, cutting, and pasting, with the mouse.
* Secondary Selection
Cutting without altering point and mark.
* Creating Frames
Creating additional Emacs frames with various contents.
* Frame Parameters
Changing the colors and other modes of frames.
* Scroll Bars
How to enable and disable scroll bars; how to use them.
* Menu Bars
Enabling and disabling the menu bar.
* Faces
How to change the display style using faces.
* Modifying Faces
How to change what a particular face looks like.
* Misc X
Iconifying and deleting frames. Region highlighting.

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