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Re: When do you prefer frames instead of windows?


From: Tom Davey
Subject: Re: When do you prefer frames instead of windows?
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:51:27 -0500

Alan Schmitt writes:

> So I use a single emacs frame in full screen
> mode, and workgroups2 to manage several groups of windows

This. Workgroups is an outstanding extension. It seems to me that, for all
the presumed uses of frames for managing multiple groups of windows,
workgroups can do it better, providing out of the box most of what this
thread is seeking from frames.

On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 3:12 AM, Alan Schmitt <
address@hidden> wrote:

> On 2014-11-25 14:54, Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:
>
> > But the main obstacle, IMO, is that few people use frames a lot,
> > and with fewer users there is not the necessary consideration
> > of cross-functional behavior (e.g. how this or that feature
> > plays well with frames).
>
> The main reason why I don't use frames is because the window manager on
> OS X lacks too many features (in particular regarding multiple desktops
> and keyboard navigation). So I use a single emacs frame in full screen
> mode, and workgroups2 to manage several groups of windows (this is quite
> useful for modes that enjoy destroying carefully arranged windows, yes
> gnus I'm looking at you).
>
> I was using multiple (full screen) frames instead of workgroups at some
> point, but I stopped because ERC notifications would not be aware of the
> frame being visible or not, so I would get no notification at all. Also,
> the possibility of restoring frames using desktop.el was not available
> then (I think it's new in emacs 24.4).
>
> Alan
>
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