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Re: Quit and Close Emacs Special Windows

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Quit and Close Emacs Special Windows
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 22:44:07 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Hi Drew,

What does this have to do with Ergus's message?
[ Except that they both mention windows and buffers.  ]


Drew Adams [2020-06-29 15:09:59] wrote:

>> I have been reading this site:
>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://christiantietze.de/posts/2019/10/emacs-
>> quit-special-
>> windows/__;!!GqivPVa7Brio!MYwcdeIdWpFMGgsvTIkt5Vbrg69dFCUgHqpfuyAyObkHKL7IAog
>> HWMmQFaH3DjBy$
>> and I am wondering why we don't provide an option to enable this
>> behaviour by default in some cases without needing the "hack" in the
>> link. It doesn't seems to be too complex to implement right?
>> I know it is just a detail, but in some cases (like when using man or
>> compile mode, or reading a function documentation, or after executing
>> magit commands) it doesn't make sense to keep the buffer in the buffer
>> list after pressing q in 90% of the times.
>> Could we consider to add this as (for example) an option to enable it by
>> default OR add a customisable list with the modes where the user could
>> desire to have this behaviour?
> FWIW, I do this:
> (defun quit-window-delete (&optional kill window)
>   "Quit WINDOW, deleting it, and bury its buffer.
> WINDOW must be a live window and defaults to the selected one.
> With prefix argument KILL non-nil, kill the buffer instead of
> burying it.
> This is similar to the version of `quit-window' that Emacs had before
> the introduction of `quit-restore-window'.  It ignores the information
> stored in WINDOW's `quit-restore' window parameter.
> It deletes the WINDOW more often, rather than switching to another
> buffer in it.  If WINDOW is alone in its frame then the frame is
> deleted or iconified, according to option `frame-auto-hide-function'."
>   (interactive "P")
>   (set-window-parameter
>     window 'quit-restore `(frame frame nil ,(current-buffer)))
>   (quit-restore-window window (if kill 'kill 'bury)))
> (global-set-key [remap quit-window] 'quit-window-delete)
> I also use dedicated windows for buffers with names `*...*',
> and I make frame "hiding" delete frames rather than iconify.
> (setq special-display-regexps '("[ ]?[*][^*]+[*]"))
> (setq frame-auto-hide-function 'delete-frame)

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