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I would like to split Emacs over a double monitor. How do I do that?

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up vote 24 down vote accepted

C-x 5 2 or File->New Frame, and then move the new frame to the other monitor.

There is also File->New Frame on Display, to open a new frame on a different X display.

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Thank you very much. – Roberto Aloi Jan 29 '10 at 15:02

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