Commit 761a9cbf authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman

Clarify initial-frame-alist and default-frame-alist.

parent 0789adb2
......@@ -194,7 +194,9 @@ by setting @code{initial-frame-alist} in your @file{.emacs} file.
@defvar initial-frame-alist
This variable's value is an alist of parameter values used when creating
the initial X window frame. Each element has the form:
the initial X window frame. You can set this variable to specify the
appearance of the initial frame without altering subsequent frames.
Each element has the form:
@example
(@var{parameter} . @var{value})
......@@ -231,8 +233,9 @@ to the parameters for the main initial frame.
@end defvar
@defvar default-frame-alist
This is an alist specifying default values of frame parameters for
subsequent Emacs frames (not the initial ones).
This is an alist specifying default values of frame parameters for all
Emacs frames---the first frame, and subsequent frames. In many cases,
you can get the same results by means of X resources.
@end defvar
See also @code{special-display-frame-alist}, in @ref{Choosing Window}.
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