Icon titles

Icon titles

Post by Chris Ho » Fri, 20 Apr 1990 00:14:51

Someone recently posted a request on how to get the emacs icon (under X11) to

so I'm also asking for the details on changing this icon title, and would appreciate
it coming to the net, so that others can benefit from it (if mailed to me, I'll post
here if the sender to me does not).

By the way, I thought such a change may be possible by making some appropriate
modifications to the emacs/lisp/icon.elc file, or the emacs/etc/emacs.icon file,
but a quick inspection shows that the latter is definitely not the way to get
the results I'm looking for, and the former indicates no clear path to my
objectives either.

Much thanks to all who reply,

Chris Hook.


Icon titles

Post by eran yehud » Fri, 20 Apr 1990 02:19:25

Since I posted the original question,

GNU Emacs has two undocumented flags to allow you to set both the
window and the icon names under X11:
Window name: -wn windowname
Icon name:   -in iconname


Icon titles

Post by David Vinayak Walla » Fri, 20 Apr 1990 03:19:58

emacs -in icon-name

or more fun,

emacs -i -in icon-name


1. problems with frame-title-format and icon-title-format in Emacs 19.29


I saw a few questions and replies on setting  a frame's or icon's
title   by   setting   the    variable    frame-title-format  and

Unfort I'm just not able to set the darn thing correct. This used
to work  nicely for me by default  but now it doesn't. I normally
have 5-6 emacs frames  from 2-3 difft machines  at the same time,
and it's pretty irritating to search each frame before I reach my
INBOX for example.

Here is what I have in my .emacs - rather amateurish, yes:

(setq default-frame-alist
 (cons '(top . 100)
  (cons '(left . 1)
   (cons '(width . 100)
     '(font . "-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--*-180-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1")

(setq initial-frame-alist
 (cons '(top . 120)
  (cons '(left . 1)
   (cons '(width . 101)
    (cons '(height . 27)
      '(font . "-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--*-180-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1")

;; Trying to set frame names

(setq frame-title-format '(multiple-frames "%b" (buffer-name)))
(setq icon-title-format '(multiple-frames "%b" (buffer-name)))

Thanx for all the help

"God is void* in EVERY declaration"

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