Commit b370fef5 authored by Romain Francoise's avatar Romain Francoise
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(Using Customize): New node.

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2005-12-29 Romain Francoise <romain@orebokech.com>
* faq.texi (Using Customize): New node.
2005-12-28 Luc Teirlinck <teirllm@auburn.edu>
* org.texi: Remove blank line in @direntry. It is non-standard
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@menu
* Setting up a customization file::
* Using Customize::
* Debugging a customization file::
* Colors on a TTY::
* Displaying the current line or column::
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* Escape sequences in shell output::
@end menu
@node Setting up a customization file, Colors on a TTY, Common requests, Common requests
@node Setting up a customization file, Using Customize, Common requests, Common requests
@section How do I set up a @file{.emacs} file properly?
@cindex @file{.emacs} file, setting up
@cindex @file{.emacs} file, locating
......@@ -1225,11 +1226,11 @@ it causes confusing non-standard behavior. Then they send questions to
@email{help-gnu-emacs@@gnu.org} asking why Emacs isn't behaving as
documented.
Beginning with version 20.1, Emacs includes the new Customize facility,
which can be invoked using @kbd{M-x customize @key{RET}}. This allows
users who are unfamiliar with Emacs Lisp to modify their @file{.emacs}
files in a relatively straightforward way, using menus rather than Lisp
code. Most packages support Customize as of this writing.
Beginning with version 20.1, Emacs includes the new Customize facility
(@pxref{Using Customize}). This allows users who are unfamiliar with
Emacs Lisp to modify their @file{.emacs} files in a relatively
straightforward way, using menus rather than Lisp code. Most packages
support Customize as of this writing.
While Customize might indeed make it easier to configure Emacs,
consider taking a bit of time to learn Emacs Lisp and modifying your
......@@ -1241,7 +1242,26 @@ Sometimes users are unsure as to where their @file{.emacs} file should
be found. Visiting the file as @file{~/.emacs} from Emacs will find
the correct file.
@node Colors on a TTY, Debugging a customization file, Setting up a customization file, Common requests
@node Using Customize, Colors on a TTY, Setting up a customization file, Common requests
@section How do I start using Customize?
@cindex Customize groups
@cindex Customizing variables
@cindex Customizing faces
The main Customize entry point is @kbd{M-x customize @key{RET}}. This
command takes you to a buffer listing all the available Customize
groups. From there, you can access all customizable options and faces,
change their values, and save your changes to your init file.
@inforef{Easy Customization, Easy Customization, emacs}.
If you know the name of the group in advance (e.g. ``shell''), use
@kbd{M-x customize-group @key{RET}}.
If you wish to customize a single option, use @kbd{M-x customize-option
@key{RET}}. This command prompts you for the name of the option to
customize, with completion.
@node Colors on a TTY, Debugging a customization file, Using Customize, Common requests
@section How do I get colors and syntax highlighting on a TTY?
@cindex Colors on a TTY
@cindex Syntax highlighting on a TTY
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