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What I did was

  1. I installed the fresh spacemacs
  2. I added org and osx layer
  3. I used the doom-1337 theme
  4. C-c a to select agenda commands

Then, the bottom letters are barely seen as the mode-line height is a little bit higher than normal.

I think if I can adjust the height of the bottom mini-window, it will show them properly, but it does not allow me to adjust the size with mouse drag.

I think there must be a way to adjust the window size, but I don't know how.

Can anyone help how to do it?

1 Answer 1


If this were about the size of the minibuffer/echo-area window then this might be the answer: M-x customize-option resize-mini-windows.

C-h v resize-mini-windows tells us:

resize-mini-windows is a variable defined in C source code.

Its value is grow-only


How to resize mini-windows (the minibuffer and the echo area).

  • A value of nil means don't automatically resize mini-windows.
  • A value of t means resize them to fit the text displayed in them.
  • A value of grow-only, the default, means let mini-windows grow only; they return to their normal size when the minibuffer is closed, or the echo area becomes empty.

You can customize this variable.

This variable was introduced, or its default value was changed, in version 25.1 of Emacs.

However, it looks like the buffer you're worried about making larger is not the minibuffer/echo-area window. It looks like it's for buffer *Agenda Commands*, and you seem to have a (somewhat tall) tab bar in the place of its mode-line (?).

I'm assuming you don't see the problem if you start Emacs using emacs -Q (no init file). In that case, bisect your init file to find the culprit.

If you find out that a part of your init file causes the problem, if that part comes from using some library, you might want to file a bug report with its maintainer. Or you might need to revisit some customization you're doing, if that's causing the problem.

  • Thanks for the answer. Yes, you're right. It does not happen when emacs -Q The culprit would be from the doom-theme I'm too lazy to file a bug report them, but later I will do that. For a while, the workaround is to increase the window-min-height like (setq window-min-height 15) So, I can live like that for a while, but I may talk to the doom theme writer later. Thanks! Jan 9, 2022 at 6:41
  • You're welcome. You might want to accept or upvote the answer, if you think it might help others -- unless you feel the question is still open, and you want to perhaps get a better answer. (You can nevertheless change your mind any time about which answers are more helpful.)
    – Drew
    Jan 9, 2022 at 17:48

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