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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Emacs 26.3: Weird frame title issue with KDE

I recently switched to CentOS 7.7, KDE 4.x, and Emacs 26.3. Previously, I was using GNOME and a much older version of Emacs. Before, whenever I opened Emacs, the titlebar of a lone Emacs window was ...
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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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ESS: display-buffer-alist reusable-frames does not work as expected

I'm trying to use the display-buffer-alist variable to control how Emacs displays spawned inferior shells (ess-r in particular). I'm using the display-buffer-alist value from ess doc: (setq display-...
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Linux command line to launch gnuemacs

I would like to launch Emacs by typing a command line in the terminal in Ubuntu linux. I want Emacs to open file a.txt in one frame and another file b.txt in another frame. I tried the command *emacs ...
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using display-frame-alist to force switch to buffer

Could someone please explain how to use default-frame-alist to make list-buffers switch to the resulting results buffer? list-buffers uses display-buffer so I am thinking that display-buffer-alist is ...
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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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Unable to load color “color-235” when using `gruvbox` theme

I have the following line in my .emacs to load the gruvbox theme: (load-theme 'gruvbox t) When opening Emacs, I get the following error Unable to load color "color-235" However, when I call load-...
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How to save and restore frame zoom settings

Due to DPI differences, every time I switch between working on my laptop screen vs external display, I need to adjust frame zoom levels (SPC z f in spacemacs). I would love to be able to persist the ...
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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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How to set emacs frame size by pixels

I can resize the emacs frame to whatever size by mouse, is there a way that the frame size be set in init.el by pixels? Or anything similar in the window manager?
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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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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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extra frame in (visible-frame-list) when started in daemon mode, is causing problems

When I start emacs (emacs), and then eval (visible-frame-list), I get a list with one frame, the one that is visable. However if I start emacs as a daemon (emacs --daemon), and then eval (visible-...
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How do I get my initial frame to be the desired size?

I have the following in my .emacs file: (when window-system (set-frame-position (selected-frame) 0 0) (set-frame-size (selected-frame) 91 63)) The value of 63 is supposed to make my initial ...
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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 to maximize my Emacs frame on start-up?

Is there a way to maximize my window on start-up? Currently, I hit Control++Up on my keyboard but it is very bothersome to do that every time. I am using Emacs 24.4 on Ubuntu 12.04.
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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 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 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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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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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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Multiple buffers for same file

The find-file command automatically selects and uses a preexisting buffer that is visiting the same file. My problem is, when using the same buffer in multiple frames, the frames will lag ...
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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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Make emacsclient create a frame only if there isn't one already

How can I make emacsclient -a '' -n create a new frame only if there isn't one already? The problem with the -c flag is that it creates a new frame every time. The problem without it is that if there ...
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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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Preserving Layout Using emacsclient

If I spawn Emacs in --daemon mode, I can then use emacsclient to connect to the daemon from within a terminal window. If this then dies, I can reconnect my terminal and my Emacs session is still ...
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Automatically toggling margin width on resizing

So I'm using Emacs in Windows (Emacs 24.5.1, Windows 10). I've set a default margin width of 20 on both sides for text-mode, but occasionally I like to resize the window in half (Windows+left or right ...
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Gui won't start, throws an “Args out of range: 0, 100”

The only response I got is this: Weird behavior: GUI won't start, but terminal emacs will But he doesn't clarify on the solution. I have the same problem, my .Xdefaults and/or .Xresources causes ...
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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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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 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 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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Opening emacsclient -n -c opens a small frame with small fonts

I had set up a emacs --daemon at the OS startup and whenever I try to open emacsclient -n -c emacs opens a small window (possibly the minimum size possible) and with unreadable fonts (they are too ...
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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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Automatically switch to new help frame

Now that emacs supports frames in terminal mode, I'm finding that the help commands open in a new frame. Is there a way to automatically switch to the new frame after it is created? I have seen the ...
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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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