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Re: Is a method like this already in emacs?

From: Damien Wyart
Subject: Re: Is a method like this already in emacs?
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:23:59 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50

* Matthias Pfeifer <> in
> i recently added this defun to my init.el

> (defun detach-window ()
>   "Close current window and re-open it in new frame."
>   (interactive)
>   (let ((currentBuffer (window-buffer)))
>     (progn
>       (delete-window)
>       (select-frame (make-frame))
>       (set-window-buffer (selected-window) currentBuffer))))

> and found it to be useful in several situations. now i wonder if
> a function that does the same is already available somewhere in emacs?

No, but there has been a quite long related discussion recently on

> Also i am curious about emacs lisp and could not successfully google
> for a related mailing-list - now i wonder if somebody knows about one
> and shares the knowledge.

This list is fine, and for more advanced topics, emacs-devel can be


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