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Re: how could the mighty emacs lack --fullscreen ?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: how could the mighty emacs lack --fullscreen ?
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 10:09:02 +0200

> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 22:28:05 -0700 (MST)
> Perhaps the splash frame could be a real Emacs frame, just very
> different in its position and contents from the intended one.  What do
> people think of that?

Sounds good to me.  We could make it look like that small widget many
GUI programs pop, with all the whizz-bang colors and version info,
before they open their main window.

>     Would it be possible to start emacs minimized and "restore" the frame
>     as the last startup step (after .emacs has been read) ?
> This has some advantages.  One is that Emacs could deiconify the frame
> at any time if it needs to (.emacs asks a question, say).  It will
> also seem a natural form of continuity.  One drawback is that (with
> many modern window managers) nothing will appear on the screen to indicate
> the existence of the new frame until it is deiconified.

But if you combine that with the suggestion of making the splash
screen a separate special frame, the problem you envision goes away:
the splash screen will show that Emacs is indeed starting up.

>     The downside is that it probably don't work on all types of window
>     systems.  I don't know if MS Windows or Mac has any equivalent to
>     .Xdefaults.
> Can someone give the answer?

Windows uses the Registry instead of ~/.Xdefaults: you just put all
the entries in the Registry instead of the file.  Don't know about
the Mac.

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