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J. Controlling the Display

Since only part of a large buffer fits in the window, Emacs tries to show a part that is likely to be interesting. Display-control commands allow you to specify which part of the text you want to see, and how to display it.

J.1 Using Multiple Typefaces  How to change the display style using faces.
J.2 Font Lock mode  Minor mode for syntactic highlighting using faces.
J.3 Highlight Changes Mode  Using colors to show where you changed the buffer.
J.4 Interactive Highlighting by Matching  Tell Emacs what text to highlight.
J.5 Trailing Whitespace  Showing possibly-spurious trailing whitespace.
J.6 Scrolling  Moving text up and down in a window.
J.7 Horizontal Scrolling  Moving text left and right in a window.
J.8 Follow Mode  Follow mode lets two windows scroll as one.
J.9 Selective Display  Hiding lines with lots of indentation.
J.10 Optional Mode Line Features  Optional mode line display features.
J.11 How Text Is Displayed  How text characters are normally displayed.
J.12 Customization of Display  Information on variables for customizing display.
J.13 Displaying the Cursor  Features for displaying the cursor.


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