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RE: q doesn't always quit *Help*

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: q doesn't always quit *Help*
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 14:36:39 -0700

> The patch is against the latest CVS Emacs 22 aka EMACS_22_BASE.

Ouch. You said 22.1, so I used that.

> You don't use `ediff-patch-buffer/-file' e.g. from the Tools / Apply
> Patch menu?

I will now.

>  > I tried with the patched files: emacs -Q, then loaded each
>  > patched file. The bug is fixed. Thx.
>  >
>  > However, in my own Emacs environment, where I have
>  > pop-up-frames = t and where *Help* is a special-display
>  > frame, `q' iconifies the *Help* frame, which is awful.
>  > I want it to simply call `quit-window' (which in fact
>  > deletes the frame in my case).
> `quit-window' deletes the frame iff it's a minibuffer-window - which
> should not hold here - or it's a dedicated window - do you set that?

As I said, it deletes the frame in my code. And yes, *Help* is probably also
a dedicated window for me - it is a special-display frame for me, in any

> But I agree that the behavior you describe is logical and desirable (as
> long as you never display anything else in that window).

I don't the part in parentheses is needed - so what if you do at some time
display another buffer in that window?

>  Hence, I have to invent something here.  Did you try this with
> `help-window-select' customized?

No, I never heard of it. And I don't see it in Emacs 22.1 (or in 21 or 20),
which is what I use. What is it, and how might it help here?

Thx - Drew

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