Access Keys:
Skip to content (Access Key - 0)

Disabling the Emacs menubar, toolbar, or scrollbar

  1. To disable the menu bar, place the following line in your .emacs file:
    (menu-bar-mode -1)
  2. To disable the scrollbar, use the following line:
    (scroll-bar-mode -1)
  3. To disable the toolbar, use the following line:
    (tool-bar-mode -1)

Note: If, after turning any of these off, you want to re-enable them for a single emacs window, you can do so by pressing Meta-x and then typing the command at the M-x prompt.

M-x tool-bar-mode
will turn the toolbar back on.

Note: All of these commands are "toggles", so repeated use of the command will turn the feature in question on or off.

IS&T Contributions

Documentation and information provided by IS&T staff members

Last Modified:

April 15, 2022

Get Help

Request help
from the Help Desk
Report a security incident
to the Security Team
olc-emacs olc-emacs Delete
emacs emacs Delete
e-macs e-macs Delete
toggle toggle Delete
toolbar toolbar Delete
scroll scroll Delete
bar bar Delete
menubar menubar Delete
disable disable Delete
Enter labels to add to this page:
Please wait 
Looking for a label? Just start typing.
This product/service is:
Easy to use
Difficult to use

This article is:
Adaptavist Theme Builder (4.2.3) Powered by Atlassian Confluence 3.5.13, the Enterprise Wiki