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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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Copy and paste between Emacs in an X terminal and other X applications

I am running Emacs in Gnome-terminal on Ubuntu. The way I know to copy and paste between emacs and other applications is by Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V, which I think is by the terminal emulator. A problem ...
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Emacs 26.1 RC1 display issues over SSH/X11 with xming/vcxsrv

I can compile Emacs 26.1 RC1 ok, and use it locally on the host fine. However, when attempting to ssh -X to host via PuTTY 0.70 and launch the Emacs gui, emacs is not displaying correctly. See ...
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On Linux why should one choose Lucid over Gtk gui for emacs?

I run Ubuntu 16.04. On searching Ubuntu Software app for Emacs I am presented with two guis, Lucid and Gtk. Which one should I choose and why?
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emacs --daemon crashes when parent ssh session dies

I'm using emacs 26.1 (although I don't think this is a new issue with this verison). Note - this is not the GTK bug which results in the daemon crashing if X Connectivity is lost. I am aware of that ...
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Emacs cursor color is different in daemon and non-daemon modes

There's some weird stuff I encounter when running Emacs under KDE. Here's how it looks when I run it normally, via the emacs command: If I run it as a daemon, here's what I see: And if I run ...
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How to add killed region to X Window primary selection

I use Emacs in a terminal window on Linux, using the --no-window-system option. Prior to version 24, if I clicked the middle mouse button in another application window, it would paste the last-killed ...