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Re: Does display-buffer display the buffer or not?

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: Does display-buffer display the buffer or not?
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 15:50:12 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Eli,

>> In ttys it also creates a new frame with that buffer.  You cannot see
>> that there is a new frame
> You should be able to see that, by looking at the far left edge of the
> mode line: there, to the left of the buffer name, you will see the
> frame name, which is normally F1, F2, etc.  When a new frame is
> displayed, you get Fn with n one more than the last one you saw.
> Usually, you will see F2 where before that you saw F1.

Oh, indeed.  I didn't notice that.

>> Hm, is it sensible to have multiple frames on one tty?  You can only
>> see one at a time anyway...
> You don't use Emacs on a TTY too much, do you? ;-)

Not really.

> Of course, it's sensible.  Emacs still maintains separate faces,
> separate buffer lists, etc. for each frame, even though only one is
> visible at a time.  So you could use each frame for a separate related
> groups of tasks, e.g. develop code in one, read email in another, etc.

I think, I don't get it.  I mean, except their order, all entries in
(buffer-list) are shared by all emacs frames of the same emacs instance.
So how would I create a frame dedicated to email, one to coding, and so


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