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Re: ibuffer kills split window

From: John Paul Wallington
Subject: Re: ibuffer kills split window
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2004 21:50:05 +0100

> I prefer to have ibuffer use another window.  If I have a single
> buffer visible and call C-x C-b (which is bound to 'ibuffer), a new
> buffer is displayed and when I press q it goes away.  This is fine.
> However if I'm working on 2 buffers (split), and I do C-x C-b,
> ibuffer takes over one of the buffers (whichever one did not have
> focus at time of call).  And when I press q, it buries the buffer and
> I lose the window... I have to resplit.

I agree that's not good.  I'll try to solve the problem this week, but
don't have the time now.  Patches welcome!
> I much prefer the way bs-show did it by popping up a completely new
> buffer and when 'q' is pressed things are restored exactly as they
> were (even if I have 3 or 4 split windows).
> I rely on ibuffer filtering though, so I'm hoping there's a way to get
> the old bs-show behavior.  If this is broken then is there a
> workaround?  If it's by design, then is it possible to get the old
> bs-show behavior through hooking and if so any ideas how I might do
> that?

How about saying:
(define-key ibuffer-mode-map "q" 'quit-window)

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