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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] [PATCH] When using SyncTeX with Evince, do not switch

From: Colin Baxter
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] [PATCH] When using SyncTeX with Evince, do not switch focus after syncing.
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:09:07 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

    > Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> writes:
    >> Dear Hong,
    >>> Do you all agree to make this an option? If so, I can update the
    >>> patch to accommodate that.
    >> I'm not still convinced that the patch you propose is a good
    >> idea.  Why should people run "View" command to *not* view the
    >> document?  If you only want to sync the viewer, you should define
    >> a custom command that does that, why hijacking a command that is
    >> supposed to do something else?  In addition, what's the point of
    >> syncing the viewer without viewing it?

    > "Viewing it" and "letting it take over focus" are two different
    > things.

What effect would the proposed option have on using something like
stumpwm, or xmonad even, when emacs and the viewer not side-by-side?
What happens to the focus in these situations?

Colin Baxter
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