Customizing Emacs

Version 20 of GNU Emacs and XEmacs introduced a new method for editing and storing user settings. This feature is available from the menu bar as `Customize' and particular Emacs variables can be customized with M-x customize-variable. Using `Customize' is the preferred way to modify the settings for Emacs and the appropriate customize commands will be indicated below, sometimes together with the old method of directly setting Emacs variables.