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Re: managing windows in two frames

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: managing windows in two frames
Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 09:22:25 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Make C-x 5 a prefix key which sets display-buffer-overriding-action for
>> the duration of the next command.
> This won't work well in one particular case (Michael Heerdegen recently
> mentioned it on Emacs-help and I try to recall what he wrote): Suppose
> when switching to a file interactively via `find-file' you set
> `display-buffer-overriding-action' to some value for displaying the
> file.  Now that command might pop up a window for completing the
> filename calling `display-buffer' in a nested fashion.  Should that call
> adhere to `display-buffer-overriding-action` or, as probably expected,
> use the built-in or user-defined behavior for the *Completions* buffer?

Indeed, minibuffers and other forms of recursive edits need to be
adjusted (like they are for C-u).


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