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Re: Usage examples of dedicated windows and popup frames?

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Usage examples of dedicated windows and popup frames?
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:47:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi all,
> my probably most frequently used emacs keys are `ESC ESC ESC' and `C-x
> b' which somehow suggests that I might want to improve my window/frame
> management.
> Since lately I've read of many people on this list that they are using
> dedicated windows, dedicated minibuffer frames, and popup frames. I've
> briefly checked the docs.  Well, that explains all variables and
> functions, but it doesn't really help finding some appealing overall
> configuration that just works for me.
> As a self-experiment, I've just evaluated
>   (setq pop-up-frames 'graphic-only
>         display-buffer-reuse-frames t)
> in *scratch* to try out something completely different from the default
> behavior.  And basically I it's not that bad.  But after using it for an
> hour, I have more than 10 open emacs frames now.  Most of them were
> opened for showing completion possibilities, but after I've finished
> completion they became useless.  It would be great if those would be
> closed automagically...
> Long story short: it would be nice if some people with non-standard
> window/frame settings could share and briefly explain their
> configuration.  I'm very interested.
> And maybe it's a good idea to ship emacs with some predefined setups
> users can easily try out and then extend to find one that suits them
> best, for example, the current default window oriented configuration, a
> more frame oriented configuration, and a frame oriented configuration
> with a dedicated minibuffer frame, too.

Have a look at Icicles too .... 

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