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Re: 23.0.50; Can't switch to a buffer

From: Leo
Subject: Re: 23.0.50; Can't switch to a buffer
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 21:38:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 Emacs/23.0.50 (20070901) Fedora 7 (gnu/linux)

On 2007-09-10 20:07 +0100, Tassilo Horn wrote:
> Hi Leo,

Hi Tassilo,

>> To reproduce:
>>    1. `emacs -nw -q' in a terminal
>>       Let's assume that *scratch* buffer is now displayed
>>    2. M-x server-start
>>    3. Open an X frame with emacsclient
>>    4. In X frame, you won't be able to switch to any buffer that is
>>       displayed in those tty frames.
>> I found this very annoying as from time to time I have to go to the
>> tty frame bury that buffer and go back to the X frame and switch to
>> it. For example when I want to copy something out of Emacs to other
>> applications such as firefox and I don't have a mouse there is no easy
>> to do that in ttys.
> I think the problem is that you use ido or iswitchb to switch to
> buffers.  By default those try to raise the frame which displays the
> buffer instead of switching to the buffer in the current frame.  With
> multi-tty the problem can be even worse, because maybe the server runs
> detached somewhere and cannot be raised and the user doesn't even know
> which buffer it's displaying.

Indeed. ido and iswitchb should be fixed.

> Because of that in
>         Message-ID: <address@hidden>
> I proposed to change the default values of the variables that cause this
> confusion to ask before trying to raise another frame.

But the proposed change does not do the right thing. Ido or Iswitchb
should just switch to that buffer without asking the question.

> Bye,
> Tassilo

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