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Re: System-wide default settings for Emacs on Ubuntu

From: Dmitri Minaev
Subject: Re: System-wide default settings for Emacs on Ubuntu
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 20:07:19 +0400

On Jan 3, 2008 1:20 PM, Bruza <> wrote:
> On Jan 1, 12:39 pm, "Dmitri Minaev" <> wrote:
> > X resources would, probably, be a better place to customize many
> > appearance settings.
> Dmitri,
> Can you elaborate where is the appropriate X resource files on Ubuntu?

As Ted has said, the site-wide resource files are usually located in
/etc/X11/Xresources, but you can put the file to any other place and
load the settings with xrdb(1) at any time you like, for example, when
your window manager is starting up.

The list of X resources used by GNU Emacs is in the manual:

Some examples are here:

With best regards,
Dmitri Minaev

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