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Re: Working with one buffer in two frames/windows

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Working with one buffer in two frames/windows
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 22:24:09 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

> it is annoyingly impossible to keep working with two views of the same
> buffer.  For example, say that I have a file text.tex open in two frames
> since I want to work on two different locations of it via
> comparison/cut&paste/whatever.

> Now I type M-x gnus RET, read news and quit again.  As a consequence, a
> totally unrelated buffer pops up.  And of course, when I get back the
> buffer again (which is not the default offered), the window point is
> lost and replaced by that of the other frame that is still on.

Yes, it's problematic.  Emacs's buffer/window management presumes you
most likely want to display a buffer in only 1 window at a time.
As someone else mentioned you can kind of work around this via

> That is quite a nuisance.  Are there some ways to make a two-view setup
> less ephemeral?

You might want to try and play with window-configs.


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