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

From: Hong Xu
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] [PATCH] When using SyncTeX with Evince, do not switch focus after syncing.
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:02:24 +0800
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On 08/21/2017 12:09 AM, Colin Baxter wrote:
>>>>>> 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?

I tested on i3 with all windows stacked (sorry I don't have xmonad). It
turns out that the focus switches back to Emacs but the viewer is still

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