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14 Controlling the Display

Since only part of a large buffer fits in the window, Emacs has to show only a part of it. This chapter describes commands and variables that let you specify which part of the text you want to see, and how the text is displayed.

Scrolling:    Commands to move text up and down in a window.
Recentering:    A scroll command that centers the current line.
Auto Scrolling:    Redisplay scrolls text automatically when needed.
Horizontal Scrolling:    Moving text left and right in a window.
Narrowing:    Restricting display and editing to a portion

of the buffer.

View Mode:    Viewing read-only buffers.
Follow Mode:    Follow mode lets two windows scroll as one.
Faces:    How to change the display style using faces.
Colors:    Specifying colors for faces.
Standard Faces:    The main predefined faces.
Text Scale:    Increasing or decreasing text size in a buffer.
Font Lock:    Minor mode for syntactic highlighting using faces.
Highlight Interactively:    Tell Emacs what text to highlight.
Fringes:    Enabling or disabling window fringes.
Displaying Boundaries:    Displaying top and bottom of the buffer.
Useless Whitespace:    Showing possibly spurious trailing whitespace.
Selective Display:    Hiding lines with lots of indentation.
Optional Mode Line:    Optional mode line display features.
Text Display:    How text characters are normally displayed.
Cursor Display:    Features for displaying the cursor.
Line Truncation:    Truncating lines to fit the screen width instead

of continuing them to multiple screen lines.

Visual Line Mode:    Word wrap and screen line-based editing.
Display Custom:    Information on variables for customizing display.

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