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Re: can't open the same buffer in a second frame

From: ken
Subject: Re: can't open the same buffer in a second frame
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2017 13:25:40 -0500
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On 12/05/2017 04:50 PM, Dale Snell wrote:
On Tue, 5 Dec 2017 16:30:31 -0500, in message, ken wrote:

It used to be nice that I could open the same buffer in a second
frame (aka window).  Sometimes I need to edit the same file in three
or four places and it's necessary to have all of them showing at the
same time... and for other reasons.  But I tried doing "C-x 5 b" and
also "C-x 5 f" yesterday and couldn't do it either way.  I could open
a different (not currently open file or buffer), but couldn't open
the same one.  It worked years ago. Why take away perfectly good and
useful functionality?  More importantly, how do I get it back?

I tried this here, and both "C-x 5 b" and "C-x 5 f" worked just
fine, though they both wanted me to specify the filename.  "C-x 5 2"
opened a new frame and automatically displayed the buffer from
the previous frame.

"C-x 5 2" worked... didn't know about it, and it actually does what I need more directly and efficiently.  Thanks.

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