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39 Emacs Display

This chapter describes a number of features related to the display that Emacs presents to the user.

Refresh Screen  Clearing the screen and redrawing everything on it.
Forcing Redisplay  Forcing redisplay.
Truncation  Folding or wrapping long text lines.
The Echo Area  Displaying messages at the bottom of the screen.
Warnings  Displaying warning messages for the user.
Invisible Text  Hiding part of the buffer text.
Selective Display  Hiding part of the buffer text (the old way).
Temporary Displays  Displays that go away automatically.
Overlays  Use overlays to highlight parts of the buffer.
Size of Displayed Text  How large displayed text is.
Line Height  Controlling the height of lines.
Faces  A face defines a graphics style for text characters: font, colors, etc.
Fringes  Controlling window fringes.
Scroll Bars  Controlling scroll bars.
Window Dividers  Separating windows visually.
Display Property  Images, margins, text size, etc.
Images  Displaying images in Emacs buffers.
Xwidgets  Displaying native widgets in Emacs buffers.
Buttons  Adding clickable buttons to Emacs buffers.
Abstract Display  Emacs’s Widget for Object Collections.
Blinking  How Emacs shows the matching open parenthesis.
Character Display  How Emacs displays individual characters.
Beeping  Audible signal to the user.
Window Systems  Which window system is being used.
Tooltips  Tooltip display in Emacs.
Bidirectional Display  Display of bidirectional scripts, such as Arabic and Farsi.