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Re: Migrating from emacs 20 to 21

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Migrating from emacs 20 to 21
Date: 20 Feb 2003 10:53:53 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Daryl Sayers <> writes:

> I have built up the courage to move from emacs 20.7 to
> Emacs 21.2.2 (i386--freebsd, X tookit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
> As I am a very poor at lisp I have struck some trouble. Here are a few
> problems:
> . The new left and right wrap margins (?) that display the line wrap char
>   etc are black on my screen. I have looked everywhere to try and change
>   this to a different color. I can't find an Xresource or a piece of lisp
>   code to do this.
> . While we are at it, I tried to change the color of the scroll bars. I
>   read about the new scroll-bar faces but could not make it work.
> . When starting I use 'emacs -geometry 80x48', I see the window draw and then
>   it resizes to a smaller size before completion. I found the problem is when
>   I turn off 'tool-bar-mode' It seems the window dimensions take into account
>   the tool-bar and then it readjusts. Any way of getting round this.

New features are documented and described with C-h N (I believe).
Turn off the toolbar in your X resources, then you don't get resizing.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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