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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.
- 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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