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Re: turning off the fringe.

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: turning off the fringe.
Date: 25 Feb 2003 10:46:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

ali rahimi <> writes:

> Hello. I just installed emacs21 after some goading from people who
> like to use fancier things than i like to use. The problem with a
> lot of fancy is that they cost a lot money.
> I run two emacs frames side by side, taking up my entire screen. I
> paid about $1200 for my monitor (one of the fancier things in my
> office). It's 1280 pixels wide. After a quick back-of-the envelope
> calculation, I think that these new fancy fringes are taking up a
> total of 52 pixels, which is costing me about $50 in screen real
> estate every time i run emacs.

You are doing something wrong if you need to buy a new monitor every
time you run Emacs.

>       How can I please turn off the fringes, but maybe turn them
>       back on during gud mode?

Customizable fringes are only available when you use a fancier Emacs
than Emacs-21.2.  The developer Emacs (which will be released at some
time as 21.4) has them.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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