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From: Max Nikulin <manikulin@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] [BUG] Org 9.5: org-goto UI seems broken
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 22:44:55 +0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <sk9j9p$16dn$1@ciao.gmane.io> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87h7djdi7k.fsf@localhost>

On 14/10/2021 17:16, Ihor Radchenko wrote:
> Marco Wahl writes:
> 
>> Since org-goto in main is still broken I'll commit the fix for org-goto
>> which kicks out the use of the macro org-no-popups (but not the macro
>> itself since it's used elsewhere AFAICS.)
>>
>> Max, Ihor!  If you see the necessity of refinement please keep going!
> 
> I am inclined to think that org-no-popups may still be useful to
> suppress pop-up-frames.  However, no so much for pop-up-windows.  Note
> that I introduced pop-up-windows let-binding in org-no-popups in place
> of overriding display-buffer-alist.  However, I did not fully understand
> pop-up-windows does and the current let-binding actually changes
> pop-up-windows value to nil (t is the Emacs default). I think we can
> simply remove pop-up-windows binding from org-no-popups. Feel free to
> commit this change. I am currently working on org-element-cache and do
> not spend much time on other patches.

Today I am against dropping of `org-no-popups'. Since Ihor confirmed 
that he had no particular reason to add `pop-up-windows', the minimal 
change (that should be applied to the bugfix branch)

diff --git a/lisp/org-macs.el b/lisp/org-macs.el
index 52fc09a06..5f2c29c42 100644
--- a/lisp/org-macs.el
+++ b/lisp/org-macs.el
@@ -209,7 +209,7 @@ because otherwise all these markers will point to 
nowhere."

  (defmacro org-no-popups (&rest body)
    "Suppress popup windows and evaluate BODY."
-  `(let (pop-up-frames pop-up-windows)
+  `(let (pop-up-frames)
       ,@body))

  ^L

I think, something should be done with `org-no-popups'. Assume a user 
who has (I have no idea concerning the goal though)

   (setq pop-up-frames t)
   (setq display-buffer-base-action
         '((display-buffer-reuse-window display-buffer-pop-up-frame)
           (reusable-frames . 0)))

e.g. https://list.orgmode.org/20200503033854.GA28741@singpolyma-beefy

With "emacs -Q" and above settings completion e.g. for "C-h f" does not 
cause creation of a new frame. Org help windows appear in new frames 
though. That is why `org-no-popups' should have more code.

Minimal patch works in the cases like 
https://list.orgmode.org/87h7ij12t8.fsf@localhost and the one raised in 
this thread. I hope it will not break 
https://list.orgmode.org/orgmode/871rdtupey.fsf@joshuao.com/T/#u as well.

In the meanwhile I found the following thread on window creation in Org 
and `display-buffer' machinery (accessibility concerns were mentioned 
besides other things):
https://list.orgmode.org/87eevw7jqk.fsf@gmail.com/T/#u
Jack Kamm. [RFC PATCH] Changes to pop-up source buffers. 2020-01-18 17:33

Unfortunately info "(elisp) Displaying Buffers" 
https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/elisp/Displaying-Buffers.html 
is a reference rather than a guide. I have not realized when 
`pop-up-frames' or its modern equivalent can be convenient. I have not 
tried Eric's setup yet.

>> BTW I think the name *Org Help* for the UI buffer could be better.
> 
> Do you have better ideas? Maybe something like *Org-goto Help*? If we
> want to change it, we may want to do it now, before users actually use
> *Org Help* name i.e. in display-buffer-alist. display-buffer-alist did
> not affect *Org Help* before 399481bad, so we have low odds to break
> anybody's config yet.

Are there use cases when "*Org Help*" is not specific enough and more 
than one help window should be shown simultaneously or they should be 
shown in different sides?

P.S. Example of complex window setup unrelated to Org:
info "(elisp) Frame Layouts with Side Windows"
https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/elisp/Frame-Layouts-with-Side-Windows.html



  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-14 15:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-05  6:31 Adam Porter
2021-10-05 11:35 ` Max Nikulin
2021-10-05 12:45   ` [PATCH] " Ihor Radchenko
2021-10-05 12:52     ` Adam Porter
2021-10-05 14:49     ` Max Nikulin
2021-10-05 16:32       ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-10-07 16:14         ` Max Nikulin
2021-10-08 10:22           ` Marco Wahl
2021-10-12 14:59             ` Max Nikulin
2021-10-12 20:58               ` Marco Wahl
2021-10-13  1:35                 ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-10-13  9:44                   ` Marco Wahl
2021-10-13 12:23                     ` Max Nikulin
2021-10-13 12:35                       ` Eric S Fraga
2021-10-14  9:54                         ` Marco Wahl
2021-10-14 10:16                           ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-10-14 15:44                             ` Max Nikulin [this message]
2021-10-15 16:37                               ` Max Nikulin
2021-10-16  6:52                                 ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-10-17 16:35                                   ` Max Nikulin
2021-10-18  9:25                                     ` Eric S Fraga
2021-10-18 16:53                                       ` Max Nikulin
2021-10-19  7:45                                         ` Eric S Fraga
2021-10-05 12:48   ` Adam Porter

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