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Re: "Adobe Brackets like" editing in emacs

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: "Adobe Brackets like" editing in emacs
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:00:17 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:04:29 +0000 address@hidden (Phillip Lord) wrote: 
> PL> My thought, is what we need is a new GUI feature that I call
> PL> "mini-window". Essentially, this would be like a current window (with
> PL> all the features would expect -- point, buffer and so on). But it would
> PL> differ from a current window in that: a) it would have no or few
> PL> decorations -- no border, no scrollbars, no mode line and b) it's
> PL> positioning would be wrt another window -- it would either be positioned
> PL> at one of the cardinal positions of an existing window or it would be
> PL> positioned wrt a marker or an overlay in an existing buffer. The latter
> PL> would scroll with the main buffer, the former would be static.
> For the (a) piece, see
> http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.devel/140353 (discussion of a
> just-the-text Emacs frame) that got some good results in X.

I think we are talking at cross-purposes. When I said "window" I mean
"window-as-in-emacs" rather than "frame".

What I was hoping to achieve was something like the attached. The help
window is a mini-window embedded in the bottom left and tied to
cancel-timer bit of the text.


Attachment: emacs-miniwindow.png
Description: PNG image

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