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RE: When do you prefer frames instead of windows?


From: Subhan Michael Tindall
Subject: RE: When do you prefer frames instead of windows?
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:02:19 +0000


> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden
> [mailto:address@hidden On
> Behalf Of Ralf Fassel
> Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 9:16 AM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: When do you prefer frames instead of windows?
> 
> * Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> | If you leave your mouse in the Ediff Control Panel frame then focus
> | should stay there, and if you move it out of that frame, into another
> | frame, then focus should leave that frame.  That should be no
> | different from turning off focus-follows-mouse and clicking in a frame
> | to focus it.
> 
> Agreed, and that is exactly what happens.  No fault of emacs anywhere in
> sight.  Problem is completely located between chair and screen.
> 
> | Assuming that this worked (if it does not), what would the problem be
> | for Ediff, for your use?
> 
> During an Ediff Session, sometimes I have to leave the Control Panel to check
> something in a different window or buffer, or even on a different desktop.
> When I get back to Ediff: where is my Control Panel?  Yes, of course it is 
> still
> where I left it, upper right corner of the screen, but obscured now by the
> terminal, firefox or any other odd window I happened to raise over it during
> my check-something-outside-of-ediff.
> And even if the Control Panel is still visible on the screen, the mouse is no
> longer inside that Control Panel.
> 
> In order to get my ediff session back, I have to accurately raise the control
> panel, raise emacs (I *think* they are connected somehow, so maybe this is
> not necessary), place mouse accurately inside (tiny) Control Panel, pay
> attention not to nudge it out of there etc etc.
> 
> Compare to single frame ediff: move mouse anywhere into (large) emacs
> window, press C-M-Up, press C-L, continue with ediff.[>] 

Compare with frames: C-x 5 o to cycle through the frames until you're back to 
the control panel(1-n times depending on how many other frames you have).  
Works way better than trying to raise/lower/etc. 


> 
> And no, I will *not* enter a bug report for this, even if it were one ;-)
> 
> R'

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