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Re: How to start emacs in a maximized frame in X?

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: How to start emacs in a maximized frame in X?
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 10:55:53 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20061025)

Person wrote:
Leo wrote:
* [2006.12.11 00:21 -0600] Person wrote:
I am using the Windows version of and I have wondered the
same thing under XP Pro. Setting the "Run: maximized" shortcut
property does nothing, and starting Emacs via:

C:\Emacs\bin\runemacs.exe --fullscreen

results in bad behavior - Emacs does not seem to realize that there is
a toolbar at the bottom of the screen and hence starts with the
minibuffer hidden behind it. Is there a Windows-safe version of

That is because:

* [2006.12.11 00:54 +0100] Lennart Borgman wrote:
Fullscreen is supported in GNU Emacs 22 and later.

Note however that this does not mean "maximized" on MS Windows.

Yes, I saw that, that's why I was asking. Are you saying "no, there is no Windows-safe version of --fullscreen"?
Instead of --fullscreen you may try to put

       (w32-send-sys-command 61488)

in .emacs. This should maximize the frame (or rather nearly maximize the frame since Emacs does not really support maximized windows on MS Windows yet).

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