> "Inquiring minds want to know ...."
> I've just transitioned from Xemacs to gnu Emacs.
> (version 21.2.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bar)
> I notice that there is a non-responive column at
> the rightmost and leftmost positions of each window.
> What are their purposes, name and where is documentation?
"fringes", and they should be documented in the NEWS file (C-h N or
so) and in the manual.