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Re: How make Emacs start with BIGGER xterm??? Can I set width and height
Re: How make Emacs start with BIGGER xterm??? Can I set width and height??
18 Jan 2003 17:16:17 +1100
Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2
>>>>> "Billy" == Billy O'Connor <address@hidden> writes:
Billy> Tim X <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>>>> "Christian" == Christian Seberino <address@hidden>
Christian> I usually like a bigger xterm when I launch Emacs and was
Christian> wondering if I could put something in .emacs to avoid
Christian> having to set size with the mouse all the time.
>> Why are you running emacs within an xterm rather than within its
>> own window?
>> You could start the xterm with the geometry command line argument
>> or set a default size with your .Xresources e.g.
>> prompt$ xterm -geometry 82x31
>> or within .Xresources
>> XTerm*geometry: 82x31
Billy> Damn, I was hoping he merely misspoke, and really *meant*
Billy> running emacs in it's own window. I was also hoping you'd be
Billy> thinking the same thing, and tell him how to make the emacs
Billy> window bigger on startup. :)
Well, if he did, the same could apply except you substitute
emacs*geometry for xterm*geometry. I think emacs also obeys the
-geometry command line setting as well.
With emacs, there is also an additional option in that I think you can
set the initial-frame-alist and specify a size there (and probably
also default-frame-alist) in your .emacs file
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