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Re: Cannot change font style/size with font menu


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Cannot change font style/size with font menu
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 21:11:38 +0200

> From: Tim Cross <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 10:23:29 +1100
> 
> Attempting to change the font style/size with the font menu accessed
> via shift+mouse-1 has no effect if the user has a ~/.emacs. With no
> ~/.emacs or if you start emacs with -q, then the font menu works as
> expected. e.g. 
> 
> emacs & -- font menu does not have any effect
> emacs -q -no-site-file -- font menu works as expected
> emacs --no-site-file -- font menu does not work
> emacs -q -- font menu works as expected. 

Thank for reporting this, but I cannot reproduce this on my system
(also a Debian GNU/Linux).

> I have found this happens even if the only values in the .emacs file
> are lines added by customize (ie no user added code, only emacs added
> code). 

Please post those lines.  Do you observe the problem with an empty
.emacs file as well?

> When attempting to change the font from courier -> misc or misc ->
> courier or change the font size, all that happens is the screen
> flashes, jumps to a larger size for a brief flash and then just
> returns to its same size and font - i.e. no effect. 

Does it happen with every font you have in the menu popped up by
Emacs when you press S-mouse-1?  Or do some fonts work?



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