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bug#16954: 24.3.50; desktop.el: messages for autosaved files unnoticeabl

From: lee
Subject: bug#16954: 24.3.50; desktop.el: messages for autosaved files unnoticeable when desktop is restored
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:43:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Dear Developers,

this is more like a feature request than a bug report:

Upon starting emacs and restoring a saved desktop, when there are files
for which autosave versions are being found, the messages in the
minibuffer suggesting that one may want to restore the autosaved version
are being overwritten by other messages fast enough to go unnoticed.

This leads to the non-autosaved versions of such files being loaded, and
by the time one might switch to a buffer visiting a file for which an
autosave version is available, the autosave version is likely to be
disregarded since one isn´t aware that it exists.  (It stays around and
may be outdated once the file is modified.)

I´m not sure what would be best to do about this.  Perhaps when
switching to a buffer visiting a file that has an autosave version,
there could be again a message in the minibuffer, pointing out that the
autosave version could be restored.

It might also be nice to have a function that creates a buffer with a
listing of all loaded files that have an autosave version.  One could
then refer to the listing to clean things up.  Similar to dired
functionality, one functionality for this buffer would be to display a
diff between the loaded version and the autosaved version of the file on

In GNU Emacs (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, X toolkit)
 of 2014-01-31 on yun.yagibdah.de
Repository revision: 116224 address@hidden
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 `configure --with-x-toolkit=lucid --without-toolkit-scroll-bars
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