This might be a very silly question, and that's maybe why there's no answer on the internet.

I'm using Windows 10. And I tried to click on properties, and then change the ending of the file's name for --debug-init or --no-window-system and, of course, the .exe disappears.

I could get sites where there're lists of the Options available and their functions but not specifically how to use the Options.

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    Have you tried the way mentioned at the bottom of this emacswiki ?
    – whatacold
    Commented Jan 17, 2019 at 16:04
  • Yeah, but I end up with this prntscr.com/m8ia2i. It is my first techie experience, That's why it is a lot harder for me. Commented Jan 17, 2019 at 16:20
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    Your screenshot shows that you didn't do what @whatacold suggested (go to the bottom of that EmacsWiki page). The suggestion is to use a Windows shortcut, and to put something like this in the Target field: D:\path\to\runemacs.exe --debug-init. (And it's a good question, not a silly one.)
    – Drew
    Commented Jan 17, 2019 at 16:33
  • @whatacold: Please consider posting your suggestion as an answer.
    – Drew
    Commented Jan 17, 2019 at 16:35
  • Sorry I skipped bottom and I started to try to make what the whole site says. I figured it out. Thanks a lot!!! Commented Jan 17, 2019 at 16:39

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Try the method as mentioned at the bottom of this EmacsWiki: Emacs Ms Windows Integration - www.emacswiki.org page:

  1. Create a new shortcut to “emacs.exe”.
  2. Right click newly created shortcut and choose properties.
  3. In target field type: "X:\path\to\emacs\bin\emacs.exe" --debug-init
  4. Close properties dialog.
  5. Just click the shortcut to start Emacs with that option.

Go to that page to see more ways about integrating Emacs on MS Windows.

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