Sunday, February 26, 2012

Emacs Documentation Oddity: Basic Display

At, the description for command-line option --basic-display says:

Disable the menu-bar, the tool-bar, the scroll-bars, and tool tips, and turn off the blinking cursor. This can be useful for making a test case that simplifies debugging of display problems.

That may all be true, but once one learns how to use emacs, the menu bar, the tool bar, the scroll bar, and tool tips only waste screen real estate and are completely, 100% superfluous.

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