When using a graphical display, you can create multiple system-level “windows” in a single Emacs session. We refer to these system-level windows as frames. A frame initially contains a single Emacs window; however, you can subdivide this Emacs window into smaller windows, all fitting into the same frame. Each frame normally contains its own echo area and minibuffer.
To avoid confusion, we reserve the word “window” for the subdivisions that Emacs implements, and never use it to refer to a frame.
Any editing you do in one frame affects the other frames. For instance, if you put text in the kill ring in one frame, you can yank it in another frame. If you exit Emacs through C-x C-c in one frame, it terminates all the frames. To delete just one frame, use C-x 5 0 (that is zero, not o).
Emacs compiled for MS-DOS emulates some windowing functionality, so that you can use many of the features described in this chapter. See MS-DOS Mouse.blog comments powered by Disqus