emacs in its own window

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Mon May 4 11:39:00 GMT 2009

On 5/3/2009 2:58 PM, Gus K wrote:
> Im a beginner with Cygwin and i have just installed the Emacs editor.
> Could you tell me (with easy steps) what to do to have emacs in a new window
> and not in the commander window?

If you run emacs under X windows, it will open its own window. 
Otherwise, it will run in whatever window you started it in.  But you 
can always open a new terminal window before running emacs.

By the way, emacs will work much better if you run it from a mintty 
terminal or rxvt terminal rather than the window you get by clicking on 
the cygwin icon.  If you don't know what this means, just install the 
mintty and/or rxvt package, and you'll get start menu shortcuts for them.


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