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Re: Options

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Options
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:11:34 +0100

On 2015-01-26, at 13:30, Dieter Britz <> wrote:

> I have a brand new emacs installation in my new Kubuntu
> system, and I want to change a couple of things, but
> can't work out how.
> I would like to change the length of the lines to
> more characters; and I would like to change the
> highlighting colour to yellow instead of white as it is.
> How do I do these things, and make them permanent? I can
> of course drag the emacs window wider but that has to be
> done every time.
> Thanks for any help here.

Welcome to Emacs!

Try M-x customize.  If you don't know what `M-x' means, try the built-in
tutorial (it's somewhere in the menu and AFAIR on the splash screen -
I have both disabled;-)).

Also, you might want to look at the Emacs Wiki, the Emacs.SE
and (last but not least) the built-in Emacs manual (C-h r).

Also - for starters - Mastering Emacs
from Mickey Petersen and Sacha Chua's site are
valuable resources.


Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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