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Re: Universal/prefix argument for "other window" redirection?

From: Arthur Miller
Subject: Re: Universal/prefix argument for "other window" redirection?
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 23:14:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (windows-nt)

Sean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name> writes:

> Hello,
> On Thu 08 Apr 2021 at 11:37AM +02, Arthur Miller wrote:
>> Is there already a way to "automatically" modify interactive commands to
>> "auto-work" in other window instead of current window?
>> I know I can scroll other window already and switch to some buffer in
>> another window with `switch-to-buffer-another-window`, I already use
>> them.
>> What I would like is to have all the cursor motion stuff, expression
>> evals etc, work on in other window so I don't need to switch back and
>> forth two buffers (I like to work with two buffers side-by-side). I
>> wonder if there is already something I could use; prefix
>> command/universal prefix whatever, to autmoatically modify behaviour of
>> interactive commands involved or do I have to write my own (if it's
>> possible :))?
> There is already C-x 4 4 but it doesn't work for every single case.

Indeed. I do use C-x 4 with some commands, C-x 4 C-f and C-x 4 b are some I
use sometimes. Unfortunately they move cursor over to other window too,
but I can wrap them in my own command.

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