I'm trying to work around a known bug in Ubuntu 9.10, where using the scrollbar in emacs causes text to be highlighted, and the cursor to move. This page here shows that you can fix this by setting an environment variable before launching emacs:
$ GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1 emacs
So a lazy fix would be to alias "emacs" in my .bashrc:
alias emacs="GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1 emacs"
This, however, has the drawback of setting this environment variable for all subsequent commands run from that shell. Is there any way to set
GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1 for just emacs, whenever I run emacs?