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RE: Usage examples of dedicated windows and popup frames?

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Usage examples of dedicated windows and popup frames?
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 09:34:52 -0700

> > 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...
> "They" should be iconified automatically and only one frame should be
> (re-)used for *Completions*.

What happens to the frame should be under _user_ control.  At least it should be
possible to choose frame deletion rather than iconification.

On MS Windows, at least, iconifying is more or less animated: you see the frame
zip down to the task bar, and that's annoying if it happens all the time.  When
a frame is deleted, OTOH, it simply disappears immediately - poof!

And it is normally the case that I (at least) do not _want_ to have such frames
among those iconified - ever.  Useless clutter.

In Windows, you get an icon in the task bar for Emacs, and clicking it pops up a
list (menu) of all of the iconified frames.  There's no way I want to see
*Completions* (or any other frame I'm done with) in this list.

*Completions* is for temporary display.  I would never pick *Completions* in the
menu of iconified frames to raise it.  I hardly ever want to access
*Completions* outside of the minibuffer dialog, and whenever I do (e.g. to copy
its text from the last dialog for some purpose) I just use `C-x C-b'.

At least for me, on MS Windows, I want the *Completions* frame deleted, never
iconified.  So "should be iconified" is a non-starter here, for me.

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