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I tried searching for answers but can't find any. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and have emacs22 installed:

ii emacs22 22.2-0ubuntu9 The GNU Emacs editor (Emacs 22) ii emacs22-bin-common 22.2-0ubuntu9 The GNU Emacs editor's shared, architecture dependent file ii emacs22-common 22.2-0ubuntu9 The GNU Emacs editor's common infrastructure ii emacsen-common 1.4.19ubuntu1 Common facilities for all emacsen

I find that I cannot resize the outer frame (X window) of the emacs session. When I move the mouse to the corner of the window, it doesn't change into the resize icon.... help!

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Just to check that you're launching the x-windows version, rather that the terminal version, what does it say it you type: "ctrl-H V window-system"? Look at "Its value is ...". – Dave Jennings Jan 31 '11 at 22:15
window-system is a variable defined in `C source code'. Its value is x – user9987 Jan 31 '11 at 22:22
I can't reproduce because emacs23 with 10.10 works fine -- do any of these work-arounds (such as using Alt-F8) work for you? – belacqua Jan 31 '11 at 22:40
Not sure, but as a long-shot, what is: "ctrl-h v window-size-fixed"? It should be "nil". If you are not even getting a mouse-pointer change it sounds like X rather than emacs. You wouldn't possibly have something set in .Xdefaults would you? – Dave Jennings Jan 31 '11 at 22:43
Thanks, Alt-F8 allows me to change the width of the window at least. – user9987 Jan 31 '11 at 22:55

You can set the emacs window geometry at startup ->

On you panel emacs icon or through the menu editor - set the command to run emacs like this -- emacs -geometry 135x42

See HERE for other ways to do it!

Enjoy your bigger window!

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You can set a shortcut (e.g., Super-middlemouse) to resize windows. Go to CompizConfig Settings Manager (or install it if you haven't) and open "Resize window".

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