Questions tagged [frames]

are the graphical system-level “windows” of Emacs. It initially contains one window and normally also contains a menu bar, tool bar, and echo area.

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How do I configure first emacs frame position on startup?

When coding I prefer to have my screen split vertically in two with my editor on the right and reference material or browser opened on the left. This saves me from physically switching workspaces or ...
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Always open buffer in a new frame instead of a window

I found this question which suggested that setting pop-up-frames to a non-nil value should enable this behaviour. However when I added (setq pop-up-frames t) to my emacs init only some of the buffers ...
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How to stop (aquamacs) emacs opening all new buffers in new (gui) window/emacs frame?

I've just upgraded my aquamacs installation and a bunch of packages, and now emacs is opening every new buffer in a new (gui) window (aka emacs frame). I don't like this. I want to have every buffer ...
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Listing Emacs' frames

Is there a way of listing all Emacs frames when all frames are in fullscreen mode and the title bar is not visible? It would be nice if there was a possibility to view them and operate on them in ...
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automatically open new buffer in new frame

I use tiling window manager and usually prefer it to handle emacs frames instead of using emacs windows. Is there a way I could force emacs to spawn new buffers in new frames automatically? Ideally ...
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How to set extra frames in size?

Whenever I open an info entry in emacs (C-h i) an additional frame pops up. On my system, it is too small and I'd love to have it in the top left corner, being wider and longer as it was created by ...
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ERC, opening query messages in the same frame

I use to have diferent frames for diferent tasks... I'd like to get new private message windows open in the same frame that the rest of the ERC stuff, not in the current focused frame. I'm searching ...
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emacs pinentry in minibuffer prompt blocks other frames?

I use Emacs in a terminal to read email using mu4e, mbsync. I have PassCmd "gpg2 -q --for-your-eyes-only --no-tty -d ~/.authinfo.gpg | awk '/machine imap.gmail.com login rudolf.sykora@gmail.com/ {...
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Frame number in frame title - how?

I want to use two frames. One on virtual desktop #1 and the other one on #2. I (have to) work on Windows so I would like to see a frame number in the frame title, since Windows lacks a permanently ...
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set-frame-size does not work on emacsclient

I have set up Emacs daemon on Windows 10. My Emacs version is GNU Emacs 25.3.1 I have some code in my init.el which resizes the frame size automatically when Emacs starts up. The code is ;; Select a ...
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How can I merge/collapse multiple frames into one single frame in Spacemacs?

Sometimes I have multiple open frames (not only windows) in Spacemacs, and would like to collapse all frames into one single frame. That's easier to keep track on open buffers. However, I cant' find ...
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How to set font-height for all future frames?

I've set the font-family and font-size in a few different ways before, one of which was: (custom-set-faces '(default ((t (:family "Liberation Mono" :height 150))))) However, I learned that if you ...
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Get coordinate of point reliably

I need to get the coordinate of point for childframe and currently my approach is this (copied from the manual): (let* ((pos (posn-at-point point window)) (x-y (posn-x-y pos)) (...
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Why can't OSX handle Emacs client frames

By using the latest Emacs version from 1, it seems that when running in daemon-mode and when opening a new client frame from the terminal or from a custom OSX app I wrote which opens a new frame when ...
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How to set posframe as active?

Is there some option to make frame active when i create it? I can switch to it with this code, but maybe there's a way to do this without select-frame func? (defun show-misc-posframe () (when (...
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switching from tmux + terminal emacs to Emacs only

I am thinking of switching from tmux + terminal emacs (emacs -nw) to just pure emacs. The only thing that is holding me back is tmux offer switching between sessions without switching the terminal ...
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Segmentation fault when creating new frames

I am reproducibly experiencing segmentation faults on Emacs 26.3 under Debian Buster when creating a new frame, which seems to be related to setting fonts for new frames. In order to illustrate I ...
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How to keep a high-level window configuration?

I use Emacs as a single maximized frame. The monitor is wide enough for two windows to sit together there, with a vertical split. I want this window configuration to be permanent, i.e.: I want it to ...
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How can I make emacsclient use an existing window in the current frame?

I'm on MS Windows, if that makes a difference. My desired behavior: There is only one frame visible at any time. Visiting a file should use an existing window in that frame. (This is the default ...
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Prevent menu-bar from expanding too much

The way I have things configured, some Emacs modes end up adding a lot of entries to the menu-bar. As a result, the Emacs frame increases in width. This results in various annoyances. For now, I've ...
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Bring Emacs frame to front when running emacsclient on WSL

Currently using Emacs on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). I have this alias for emacsclient executable: alias e='emacsclient -n' Which I run very often when I am on the terminal (I use ConEmu or ...
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If frame is maximized?

Is it possible (using only emacs-lisp) to find out if the current frame is maximized? Not fullscreen, but maximized.
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Is frame background considered a face?

I would like to know if Emacs treats empty portions of the frame as faces. I want to know because I wonder if the background of an Emacs frame is drawn separately of other elements on the screen. ...
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Adding Purpose to Layout Of Emacs

The rigidity to which emacs adheres to its layout is annoying at times. How can i get a layout like this when I shift to the particular modes? +------------------+-----------+ | | ...
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How do I toggle between current frame size and maximized frame

When I open emacs, the frame size is set to: width 85 and height 40. Is there a keybinding to toggle between maximizing the frame, and going back to the previous frame size of 85 x 40
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How to solve non-persistence emacs frame title?

Some people had the same issue: frame title as buffer file resets to default after some time How to make frame-title-format persistent? I've tried to change frame-title-format value to: (setq frame-...
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How prevent `display-buffer` from opening a specific buffer in a new window if and only if it is shown in another frame

I want the *compilation* buffer to not pop up in my main frame when I have it in another frame already open. However if the buffer is not shown anywhere, I do want it to pop up in a new window of the ...
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How to find out if a file is visible for my shell script?

I want to implement a script that I can call from my file explorer to be able to open a new frame with the chosen file (emacsclient -nc $1), but only if the file does not already exist then I simply ...
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How to always show buffer in the new created frame?

My workflow is: I initialize emacs with a shortcut (in my ~/.i3/config I have a line like this bindcode $mod+49 exec emacsclient -c -n -q -a=''. I use i3wm.org) By default it goes to temp.org, in ....
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How can I automatically swap frame buffers if the buffer is already open?

I've seen the https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/buffer-move.el script, but I'm trying to something a bit different. Suppose I have a frame with a buffer from file A.h in it and A.cpp in another frame ...
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Reading frame configuration from file

I'm just trying my hands on emacs lisp. So far I've had some luck, but I'm stuck trying to load my frames configuration into a list. Here's what I'm trying to do... I am saving frames configuration (...
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How to change emacs font size on the fly from commandline?

Using 1autorandr for multimonitor detection, the script below is runned each time I dock my machine. In order to use spacemacs on the 4k monitor I curently must hit M-x zoom-frm-in. What command ...
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emacsclient -c stopped working, server running, emacs works

I am encountering a very strange problem. I worked with emacsclient for a while but suddenly, after starting an emacsclient frame the frame disappears shortly after start when interacting with it. It ...
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How to automatically run a command when cursor is at bottom of visible frame?

The recenter command in emacs is recenter-top-bottom which I can invoke using Ctrl-l. How can I call this command automatically every time the cursor is on the fifth-last line in the visible frame? [...
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macOS-like look and behavior on Linux [closed]

I would like to get macOS-like look and behavior on Linux, e.g. global(app) menu, no border on the top of Emacs window etc. I don't care about fancy icons and themes, but these two features are key ...
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Restoring windows with Desktop when running Emacs inside a terminal? [duplicate]

Maybe a silly question: I'm using desktop for saving Emacs' sessions. I've set (setq desktop-restore-frames t) (desktop-save-mode 0) So windows and frames state is supposed to be saved, and I'm ...
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Is there any command like `other-frame` which behaves like windows's Alt-TAB?

Is there any command like other-frame which behaves like windows's Alt-TAB? And how to create this command? To clarify this behavior, I wrote python code which virtually emulate this behavior. Each ...
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Launch an emacsclient instance in a new terminal window

I am using Sway/wlroots and I decided to switch to using terminal emacs for the forseeable future as there is no transparency in the xwayland version of emacs. I previously bound emacs to run as a ...
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If start with maximized frame, why do windows open top &bottom, not side by side?

I have the following in my .emacs: (add-to-list 'default-frame-alist '(fullscreen . maximized)) And (add-hook 'window-setup-hook (lambda () (find-file "FILE.org") (shell))) ...
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Edit with Emacs chrome extension closing windows

I have the edit with emacs chrome extension. I have emacs open in one frame with multiple windows on different buffers open. When I am in chrome and focused on a text box I press Alt-Enter. This ...
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How to hide and restore popups in spacemacs GUI mode on OSX?

I tried to do some live coding today and stumbled upon this issue. The popups for lsp-mode were so big that they covered most of the code. I find the information helpful but I don't know how can I ...
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Inconsistent behaviour on title-format handling

I try to set the frame title to projectile-project-name: buffer-name when focused, projectile-project-name when not. I use the following title-frame-format and hooks to achieve that behaviour: (setq ...
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Why some frame-parameters don't work when calling display-buffer-in-child-frame?

Why some of a frame parameters don't work in a function below, for example (minibuffer . nil), but they all work if i use make-frame function. (defun create-nframe () (let ((buffer (generate-new-...
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Can frames be blacklisted so they are skipped by other-frame

Is there a way to blacklist a set of frames so that other-frame ignores / skips them?
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Disable mouse drag to select

I often run into an issue where I will click in a Emacs frame to make it active and accidentally slide my cursor so that it changes from a click to a drag. This means that some text is highlighted ...
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Docking a matplotlib window-manager window to an Emacs window

Short version: I want a way to "dock" a matplotlib window-manager window into an Emacs window (similar to the image below), while still keeping the functionality (e.g. zooming) offered by matplotlib. ...
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How to make emacs work well with tiling window managers?

Under some conditions Emacs will try to resize a frame if its not fullscreen or maximized. (specifically default-text-scale, but I don't think its the only one). This sends window-manager window (...
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Possible to save winner history winner-ring-alist in savehist or desktop-save to save across sessions

I added in the following command to my .emacs but it doesn't seem to work: (add-to-list 'savehist-additional-variables 'winner-ring-alist) Is there a way to get the winner-undo history to save ...
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Why doesn't set-background-color work in my init file?

I have an init file for Emacs located at /home/username/.emacs.d/init.el and it has the command (set-background-color "honeydew"). However, when I open Emacs the color has obviously not changed from ...
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full-frame helm?

Is it possible to run something like helm-recentf or helm-mini in a way that the helm window occupies the entire frame when it's running, and then disappears afterwards (like the helm windows normally ...