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Re: Customize how xrefs are followed in help-mode?

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Customize how xrefs are followed in help-mode?
Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 12:30:03 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Noam Postavsky <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, 16 May 2019 at 15:19, Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> wrote:
>> It's always bothered me that following a function/variable definition
>> button from a *Help* buffer goes to the file in a separate window -- I
>> almost always want to re-use the *Help* window.
>> Essentially, help-mode.el:209 hard-codes the use of `pop-to-buffer', I'd
>> like to be able to use `pop-to-buffer-same-window'.
>> From a user's standpoint, I guess what I'd prefer is to be able to give
>> a prefix arg to RET when following the button, but I don't see any way
>> of passing that arg down, plus there's no good equivalent for the mouse
>> click.
>> Would people consider a customization option to control this?
> I think this the same as Bug#35487, where there are some suggestions
> to use display-buffer-alist to control this.

Oh weird, Tak Kunihiro posted his final solution (which I'm stealing)
just a few hours ago, dunno how I missed that.



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