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bug#30673: [PATCH] Allow `browse-url-emacs' to fetch url in same window.

From: Pierre Téchoueyres
Subject: bug#30673: [PATCH] Allow `browse-url-emacs' to fetch url in same window.
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2018 01:14:03 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.1.0; emacs 26.0.91

Here is a patch to allow browse-url-emacs to be invoked in a way to
reuse the current window.

Could it be included into master branch ? I guess it's too late  for


>From 8bd95d79c32b29bd11202ced04fd811d4a8f6119 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: =?UTF-8?q?Pierre=20T=C3=A9choueyres?= <address@hidden>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2018 22:22:05 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] Allow `browse-url-emacs' to fetch url in same window.

* lisp/net/browse-url.el (browse-url-emacs): add same-window argument.
 lisp/net/browse-url.el | 8 ++------
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/lisp/net/browse-url.el b/lisp/net/browse-url.el
index 98b0acfc0c..a8055d1dc9 100644
--- a/lisp/net/browse-url.el
+++ b/lisp/net/browse-url.el
@@ -1243,18 +1243,14 @@ browse-url-epiphany-sentinel
 (defvar url-handler-regexp)

-(defun browse-url-emacs (url &optional _new-window)
+(defun browse-url-emacs (url &optional same-window)
   "Ask Emacs to load URL into a buffer and show it in another window."
   (interactive (browse-url-interactive-arg "URL: "))
   (require 'url-handlers)
   (let ((file-name-handler-alist
          (cons (cons url-handler-regexp 'url-file-handler)
-    ;; Ignore `new-window': with all other browsers the URL is always shown
-    ;; in another window than the current Emacs one since it's shown in
-    ;; another application's window.
-    ;; (if new-window (find-file-other-window url) (find-file url))
-    (find-file-other-window url)))
+    (if same-window (find-file url) (find-file-other-window url))))

 (defun browse-url-gnome-moz (url &optional new-window)

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