Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have just configured gnus to work inside emacs 24.3. When I run emacs, I like to have four windows open like so:

desired emacs setting

The bottom left window is gnus, when I open my inbox (or any other option) it will cover the entire terminal screen like so:

undesired emacs setting Having the entire screen devoted to one task is not desirable and inefficient for me. I would prefer to keep all gnus related events inside that bottom left window. How can I achieve this?

  1. How can I confine the operations of gnus to the bottom left window?

Let me know if you have any additional questions about my problem. All suggestions are welcome! I do not know many details about emacs configuration, other than I like it, and that it makes me more efficient!

share|improve this question

Try setting the variable gnus-use-full-window to nil. That should give you the desired behaviour at least most of the time.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.