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From: Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com>
To: Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: pop-up-windows
Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 14:14:49 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <22E47E07-CA61-4BA9-8992-3339A9084A37@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20524da70904242044g264eb994vfd13a3d258452210@mail.gmail.com>

Hi Samuel,

On Apr 25, 2009, at 5:44 AM, Samuel Wales wrote:

> When I click on a link, org-open-at-point splits the window.
> What I would like is for it to open the link in the current
> window.  The same occurs with org-remember; it splits the
> window, but I would like to have the whole window.
> Both Emacs and Xemacs have a standard variable,
> pop-up-windows, that allows the user to control this
> behavior.  Users who set it to nil can expect all but the
> most unusual buffers to open in the current window.  Most
> parts of emacs respect it.

I do not use display-buffer in Org, because the results are
so unpredictable for different users precisely because there
is a plethora of options and hooks that do modify the behavior.
This makes it difficult to create a consistent interface, at
least in my opinion.

As mentioned in this thread, use org-link-frame-setup to
customize this for links.

For remember you can use

(add-hook 'remember-mode-hook 'delete-other-windows)

> IMO it would be useful for org to do the same.  It is easy to do,
> because you can call pop-to-buffer instead of
> switch-to-buffer-other-window.
> Try these:
> (let ((pop-up-windows t)) (pop-to-buffer (get-buffer "*Messages*")))
> (let ((pop-up-windows)) (pop-to-buffer (get-buffer "*Messages*")))
> People who use small screens and people who use large fonts
> use nil because splitting the window makes small windows.

> In org, todo state selection and tag selection should
> probably ignore the variable, provided that the window
> height contains the buffer.  The context is useful, so it's
> OK to split the window.

Exactly, this is what drove me crazy and toward
abandoning pop-to-buffer and display-buffer entirely.

> Export dispatch and agenda dispatch should probably respect
> the variable because context usually does not add to the
> decision being made (among other reasons).  They do not
> currently respect it.

I don't think this is an issue.  These commands make the
buffer as large as needed to display their entire content.
If necessary they will remove the other window.  So with a
large font, they can use the whole frame.

In general, I do like the other window to remain visible
if enough space is there, to remind the user of the calling

> org-complete is currently problematic because it
> inadvertently respects the variable.  It changes to the
> completions buffer, and then the completion keys do not
> work.

I don't understand.  What is the problem?

> This should probably either ignore the variable or accept the
> completion keys.  However, I do not use it, so I have not
> tried it much.

- Carsten

  reply	other threads:[~2009-05-06 12:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-04-25  3:44 pop-up-windows Samuel Wales
2009-05-06 12:14 ` Carsten Dominik [this message]
2009-05-28 22:49   ` pop-up-windows Samuel Wales

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