Commit 3b47541d authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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Minor clarifications.

(Change Window): Don't describe mode-line mouse cmds here.
Add xref to Mode Line Mouse.
parent fef4d6a6
......@@ -29,24 +29,24 @@ one frame.
Each Emacs window displays one Emacs buffer at any time. A single
buffer may appear in more than one window; if it does, any changes in
its text are displayed in all the windows where it appears. But the
windows showing the same buffer can show different parts of it, because
each window has its own value of point.
its text are displayed in all the windows where it appears. But these
windows can show different parts of the buffer, because each window
has its own value of point.
@cindex selected window
At any time, one of the windows is the @dfn{selected window}; the
At any time, one Emacs window is the @dfn{selected window}; the
buffer this window is displaying is the current buffer. The terminal's
cursor shows the location of point in this window. Each other window
has a location of point as well. On text-only terminals, there is no
way to show where those locations are, since the terminal has only one
cursor. If you are using a window system, the location of point in a
non-selected window is indicated by a hollow box. The cursor in the
cursor. On a graphical display, the location of point in a
non-selected window is indicated by a hollow box; the cursor in the
selected window is blinking or solid.
Commands to move point affect the value of point for the selected Emacs
window only. They do not change the value of point in any other Emacs
window, even one showing the same buffer. The same is true for commands
such as @kbd{C-x b} to change the current buffer in the selected window;
window only. They do not change the value of point in other Emacs
windows, even those showing the same buffer. The same is true for commands
such as @kbd{C-x b} to switch buffers in the selected window;
they do not affect other windows at all. However, there are other commands
such as @kbd{C-x 4 b} that select a different window and switch buffers in
it. Also, all commands that display information in a window, including
......@@ -129,8 +129,7 @@ inevitable. If this variable is @code{nil}, then @kbd{C-x 2} tries to
avoid scrolling the text currently visible on the screen, by putting
point in each window at a position already visible in the window. It
also selects whichever window contains the screen line that the cursor
was previously on. Some users prefer the latter mode on slow
terminals.
was previously on. Some users prefer that mode on slow terminals.
@node Other Window
@section Using Other Windows
......@@ -283,17 +282,6 @@ Shrink this window if its buffer doesn't need so many lines
(@code{shrink-window-if-larger-than-buffer}).
@item C-x +
Make all windows the same height (@code{balance-windows}).
@item Drag-Mouse-1
Dragging a window's mode line up or down with @kbd{Mouse-1} changes
window heights.
@item Mouse-2
@kbd{Mouse-2} in a window's mode line deletes all other windows in the frame
(@code{mouse-delete-other-windows}).
@item Mouse-3
@kbd{Mouse-3} in a window's mode line deletes that window
(@code{mouse-delete-window}), unless the frame has only one window, in
which case it buries the current buffer instead and switches to another
buffer.
@end table
@kindex C-x 0
......@@ -320,19 +308,6 @@ different way; it deletes all the windows except the selected one (and
the minibuffer); the selected window expands to use the whole frame
except for the echo area.
You can also delete a window by clicking on its mode line with
@kbd{Mouse-3}, and delete all the windows in a frame except one window
by clicking on that window's mode line with @kbd{Mouse-2}.
You can also adjust window heights and widths with the mouse. If
you press @kbd{Mouse-1} on a mode line, you can drag that mode line up
or down, changing the heights of the windows above and below it. If
you press it on the divider between two consecutive mode lines, you
can drag that divider right or left, changing the widths of the
windows to either side. Note that changing heights and widths with
the mouse never deletes windows, it just refuses to make any window
smaller than it can be.
@kindex C-x ^
@findex enlarge-window
@kindex C-x @}
......@@ -341,7 +316,7 @@ smaller than it can be.
@vindex window-min-width
To readjust the division of space among vertically adjacent windows,
use @kbd{C-x ^} (@code{enlarge-window}). It makes the currently
selected window get one line bigger, or as many lines as is specified
selected window one line bigger, or as many lines as is specified
with a numeric argument. With a negative argument, it makes the
selected window smaller. @kbd{C-x @}}
(@code{enlarge-window-horizontally}) makes the selected window wider by
......@@ -349,10 +324,10 @@ the specified number of columns. @kbd{C-x @{}
(@code{shrink-window-horizontally}) makes the selected window narrower
by the specified number of columns.
When you make a window bigger, the space comes from one of its
neighbors. If this makes any window too small, it is deleted and its
space is given to an adjacent window. The minimum size is specified by
the variables @code{window-min-height} and @code{window-min-width}.
When you make a window bigger, the space comes from its peers. If
this makes any window too small, it is deleted and its space is given
to an adjacent window. The minimum size is specified by the variables
@code{window-min-height} and @code{window-min-width}.
@kindex C-x -
@findex shrink-window-if-larger-than-buffer
......@@ -366,6 +341,9 @@ gives the extra lines to other windows in the frame.
You can also use @kbd{C-x +} (@code{balance-windows}) to even out the
heights of all the windows in the selected frame.
Mouse clicks on the mode line provide another way to change window
heights and to delete windows. @xref{Mode Line Mouse}.
@node Window Convenience
@section Window Handling Convenience Features and Customization
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