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Re: Global bar to display global information

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: Global bar to display global information
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:07:09 +0200
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20090302)

> I have no idea about the complexity about adding this feature; there's
> already a mini-buffer window which behaves in some aspects like a status
> bar (split-independant width, fixed position, no mode line), so I
> believe it would be possible to add a status bar just under (or above)
> the minibuffer without modifying a ton of code.
> Would someone know if it's possible to do it in emacs lisp, without
> modifying the C code ? It would make developement much easier.

With current trunk you can try (experimentally)

 (get-buffer-create "foo")
 '((use-side-window bottom 0) (pop-up-window-set-height . 1)))

How you update the contents of foo is obviously entirely left to you.


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