My emacs is coming up really small, and this is how I'm launching it:

[jah@localhost ~]$ xrdb -query -all
Xcursor.size:   24
Xcursor.theme:  Adwaita
Xft.antialias:  1
Xft.dpi:    96
Xft.hinting:    1
Xft.hintstyle:  hintslight
Xft.rgba:   rgb
[jah@localhost ~]$ emacs -q

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What else besides X resources and .emacs settings could do this? This is GNOME 3 on X on CentOS 7.

  • Try running Emacs -Q. If this doesn't help, does -mm start it as maximized? Could you post your .emacs file? – harrymc Feb 11 '19 at 20:24
  • emacs -Q exhibits the same behavior for me as emacs -q. emacs -Q -mm does, in fact, start maximized. I don't think my .emacs file is relevant if I'm using -q or -Q, is it? Renaming it to something else also doesn't fix the problem. – Jim Hunziker Feb 11 '19 at 21:36
  • This is one weird problem. Maybe you should uninstall emacs, search and delete all emacs folders and files, then re-install. – harrymc Feb 12 '19 at 8:52
  • I'm going to call this my fault. I had forgotten I was running an emacs 25 that I built. There must have been something wrong with the build. – Jim Hunziker Feb 12 '19 at 17:16
  • In this case my comment above would have probably solved the problem, so I put it up as an answer. – harrymc Feb 12 '19 at 17:24

This problem happens with a locally compiled version of emacs.

The solution to this uncommon behavior would be to uninstall emacs, search and delete all emacs folders and files, then re-install from the repository.

  • Downvoting an accepted answer. Interesting. – harrymc Feb 19 '19 at 17:22
  • Weird - it wasn't me! – Jim Hunziker Feb 19 '19 at 19:03
  • I don't understand why the question got a bunch of upvotes, frankly. I wanted to delete it, but I didn't want you to lose your bounty or get in trouble for deleting a question with an answer. – Jim Hunziker Feb 19 '19 at 19:04
  • I wouldn't delete. Yes, it was your doing, but it could happen to others that do the same thing. – harrymc Feb 19 '19 at 19:09

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