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Re: Tabs are ready? -> Let us give a definition of tabs.

From: Nix
Subject: Re: Tabs are ready? -> Let us give a definition of tabs.
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 19:45:06 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.93 (gnu/linux)

On 6 Feb 2012, martin rudalics said:

>> I don't know. I'd actually very much like a set of per-window tabs which
>> recorded not a single buffer per tab but an entire window-configuration
>> per tab.
> OK.  But these should be per-frame tabs since a window configuration is
> defined for frames.

Er, um, yes, of course. Never talk Emacs while hacking Qt, one's
terminology gets confused. :)

>> It would make a nice user interface for things like winring.el.
> We'd probably have to do the following things:
> (1) When switching to another configuration make it easy to switch back to
>     the last configuration.

Yep. (A key to toggle tabs, basically, like C-a a in screen.)

> (2) Provide a naming scheme suitable for tabs.
> (3) Handle tab switching via the keyboard in an appropriate way.  For
>     example, we could use a virtual, highlighted tab representing the
>     current window configuration such that switching to the next or
>     previous tab could be done with the necessary feedback.

winring.el already does much of this (though I don't think it is exactly
ideal in all respects).

NULL && (void)

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