This section describes peculiarities of using Emacs on Microsoft Windows. Some of these peculiarities are also relevant to Microsoft’s older MS-DOS “operating system” (also known as “MS-DOG”). However, Emacs features that are relevant only to MS-DOS are described in a separate section (see MS-DOS).
The behavior of Emacs on MS-Windows is reasonably similar to what is documented in the rest of the manual, including support for long file names, multiple frames, scroll bars, mouse menus, and subprocesses. However, a few special considerations apply, and they are described here.
|• Windows Startup:||How to start Emacs on Windows.|
|• Text and Binary:||Text files use CRLF to terminate lines.|
|• Windows Files:||File-name conventions on Windows.|
|• ls in Lisp:||Emulation of |
|• Windows HOME:||Where Emacs looks for your .emacs and where it starts up.|
|• Windows Keyboard:||Windows-specific keyboard features.|
|• Windows Mouse:||Windows-specific mouse features.|
|• Windows Processes:||Running subprocesses on Windows.|
|• Windows Printing:||How to specify the printer on MS-Windows.|
|• Windows Fonts:||Specifying fonts on MS-Windows.|
|• Windows Misc:||Miscellaneous Windows features.|
|• MS-DOS:||Using Emacs on MS-DOS.|