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Re: Visual font looping setup

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Visual font looping setup
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2020 05:42:50 +0200

> From: David Masterson <>
> Cc:
> Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2020 16:53:54 -0800
> >> S-mouse-1 opens up same dialog.
> >
> > I guess the toolkit which you used to build Emacs doesn't have a
> > well-designed font selection dialog.
> >
> > Do these commands invoke mouse-select-font or x-select-font on your
> > system?
> I have the same issue and we had this discussion several months back.
> My personal build of Emacs v26.3 used the LUCID toolkit and doesn't
> support XWidgets.  I tried installing GTK on my Chromebook (in the Linux
> VM), but I couldn't get the Emacs build process to find/use it (helpful
> hints?) 
> Perhaps the Emacs Info pages need a small discussion on fonts and the
> functions to use (beyond menu-select-font) and their expected effects?
> For instance, more information about mouse-select-font for people who
> can't (or won't) install GTK.

Feel free to start a discussion on emacs-devel, or submit a
feature-request bug report.

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