Currently have a GUI version of GNU Emacs v.26.3 (on MacOS Catalina, also have a similar version on Ubuntu 16.04), and because I'm just getting started with the editor, I have this question: how do I configure it to start up in the middle of the screen, and not in top-left corner?


Customize default-frame-list to have values for frame parameters top and left that put it in the middle of your screen. (Use M-x customize-option default-frame-alist.)

If that doesn't do the job then try the same thing with initial-frame-alist instead (or in addition).

  • thank you, I'll try that! – wintermute Mar 18 '20 at 1:45

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