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From: Max Nikulin <manikulin@gmail.com>
To: Jan Seeger <jan.seeger@thenybble.de>, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Bug: org-no-popups disregards display-buffer-fallback-action 9.4.6
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2021 20:15:11 +0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <06bed7f3-4f31-4d66-4314-18c08c8dbb34@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87a6ic5u1c.fsf@dumper.i-did-not-set--mail-host-address--so-tickle-me>

On 10/11/2021 14:50, Jan Seeger wrote:
>
> I'm trying to make multi-frame emacsing nicer, and I encountered what I
> consider a bug with the `org-no-popups` macro in `org-macs.el`.
>
> `org-no-popups` tries to surpress the creation of new frames via setting
> `pop-up-frames` and `display-buffer-alist` to nil temporarily. This does
> not take `display-buffer-fallback-action` into account, which is the
> preferred way of making Emacs pop up new frames (or not, as the case may
> be). When the fallback variable is set, code run inside `org-no-popups`
> still creates new popups, which causes functions such as
> `org-insert-link` to fail, or at least act *very* confusingly.
>
> The preferred way of overriding the behavior of `display-buffer` for
> localized Emacs code seems to be the variable
> `display-buffer-overriding-action`.
>
> Changing the definition of `org-no-popups` to
>
> ```
> (defmacro org-no-popups (&rest body)
>    "Suppress popup windows and evaluate BODY."
>    `(let ((display-buffer-overriding-action 
'(display-buffer-pop-up-window)))
>       ,@body))
> ```
>
> correctly makes org pop up windows instead of frames.

There were enough threads concerning displaying of buffers in Org, e.g.
https://list.orgmode.org/87mtnovv7f.fsf@alphapapa.net
https://list.orgmode.org/87zgrgke4b.fsf@ucl.ac.uk
Some users prefers multiple frames, others multiple windows in a 
full-screen frame. Could you, please, briefly describe what kind of 
behavior you are truing to achieve?

Overriding `display-buffer-alist' was certainly a mistake, users should 
be able to customize window creation. My impression is that 
`org-no-popups' is used in different scenarios that should have 
different default behavior.

Some Org buffers, in my opinion, should behave similarly to completion 
list. On the other hand `minibuffer-completion-help' does not use 
`display-buffer-overrining-action'. I do not like that this variable has 
higher priority than `display-buffer-alist'. Action argument of 
`display-buffer' is more appropriate since it keeps ability to customize 
placement of buffers with particular names through `display-buffer-alist'.

Thank you for suggesting `display-buffer-pop-up-window', current way of 
suppressing pop-up frames is unreliable. I am considering another 
option: '(nil (inhibit-switch-frame . t)) and I am unsure which variant 
is better. Actually I can not say that I really understand supposed ways 
to use `display-buffer' and related functions. My original expectation 
was that emacs should have a high level function for buffers similar to 
"*Completions*".


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-11-13 13:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-11-10  7:50 Bug: org-no-popups disregards display-buffer-fallback-action [9.4.6 (9.4.6-13-g4be129-elpaplus @ /home/jeeger/.emacs.d/elpa/org-plus-contrib-20210920/)] Jan Seeger via General discussions about Org-mode.
2021-11-10 10:20 ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-11-13 17:34   ` dal-blazej
2021-11-14  6:08     ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-11-14 12:13       ` Eric S Fraga
2021-11-14 12:40         ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-11-14 19:37           ` Eric S Fraga
2021-11-14 23:03       ` dal-blazej
2021-11-15  9:57         ` Eric S Fraga
2021-11-15 16:54           ` org-capture windows Max Nikulin
2021-11-15 18:29             ` Eric S Fraga
2021-11-15 19:40           ` Bug: org-no-popups disregards display-buffer-fallback-action [9.4.6 (9.4.6-13-g4be129-elpaplus @ /home/jeeger/.emacs.d/elpa/org-plus-contrib-20210920/)] Daniel Kraus
2021-11-15  7:41   ` Jan Seeger via General discussions about Org-mode.
2021-11-13 13:15 ` Max Nikulin [this message]
2021-11-15  7:42   ` Bug: org-no-popups disregards display-buffer-fallback-action 9.4.6 Jan Seeger via General discussions about Org-mode.
2021-11-15  7:49   ` Jan Seeger via General discussions about Org-mode.
2021-11-17 14:49     ` Max Nikulin

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