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Re: How to get rid of *GNU Emacs* buffer on start-up?


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: How to get rid of *GNU Emacs* buffer on start-up?
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 11:53:57 +0300

> From: Xah Lee <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 16:50:50 -0700 (PDT)
> 
>    * Emacs does not provide a user level function to create a new
> buffer. It has “Open New file...”, which actually creates a empty file
> and immediately prompt user for a file name. This is annoying.

This is incorrect.  No file is created on disk until you actually save
the buffer.  Until then, only a buffer is created.

> I propose that emacs should also add a menu command “New buffer”, with
> the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+n”. Once called, it should create a
> scratch buffer titled “untitled”. If one already exists, append
> numbers such “untitled 2”.

If I ever want a Notepad, I'd just launch that.  I don't need Emacs to
emulate it.





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