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Re: dedicated frames - not quite special-display

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: dedicated frames - not quite special-display
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 12:54:20 -0600
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Stefan Monnier wrote:

I'm looking for something like the special-display function, but with
a twist.  I would like to dedicate a frame to a *list* of buffers
(preferably defined with a regexp), such that the frame can only
display those buffers.  An example would be a gnus-only frame, where
it could display all gnus buffers within it (and bbdb and ispell), but
not be able to switch to a java file.

Does such a creature exist?  Thanks!

Does dframe.el provide the functionality you want?  It's distributed with
speedbar at

What a great idea!  I wonder if you could develop a framework based on
advising switch-to-buffer?  Before jumping in to this, I'd wait to see
if the gurus know of an easier way.

I'd stay away from switch-to-buffer, personally.
Instead, I'd start with display-buffer-function.

And set a user-defined frame parameter to the list of buffers the frame may


Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden>

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