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Re: Emacs for new users

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Emacs for new users
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 19:30:42 +0100

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 7:22 PM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > I do not want to see minibuffer inputting become something
>> > strictly modal that locks you into some restricted dialog.
>> > Users should be able to go anywhere and
>> > do pretty much anything while the minibuffer is active.
>> I said for new users.
> I do not want to see the minibuffer becoming like that for new users either.

Maybe they would want it though.

>> However I am not at all sure what states you can get into when you
>> leave minibuffer. What is allowed and what is not? Are you sure?
> Am I sure of what? Just try it. You can do whatever you like outside the
> minibuffer. Just move to another buffer (e.g. use `C-x o' or click `mouse-1' 
> in
> another window) without exiting the minibuffer with `RET' or `C-g'.
> If you `enable-recursive-minibuffers', then you can even activate the 
> minibuffer
> again (another level) - e.g. you can use `M-x' to invoke a command, then 
> return
> to the previous state (previous minibuffer level).

So I set enable-recursive-minibuffer, press M-x, switch to a new
frame, press M-x ...

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