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Re: basic question: going back to dired

From: Xah
Subject: Re: basic question: going back to dired
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 04:15:02 -0700 (PDT)
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On Aug 1, 1:05 am, Nikolaj Schumacher <address@hidden> wrote:
> Michael Ekstrand <address@hidden> wrote:
> > It is not a tab.  If you have "tabs" going in Emacs (which XEmacs seems
> > to support in some fashion), or are in some other editor with tabs, they
> > are equivalent Emacs' "windows", not buffers.  You could view the same
> > buffer in multiple tabs.  What then?
> I don't think you're right here.  Looking at Firefox, for instance, tabs
> there don't correspond to Emacs windows at all.  Each Firefox window has
> a tab-bar that switch between several tabs, just as each Emacs window
> can switch between several buffers.
> If each tab-bar has the same set of tabs there would be no problem in
> viewing the same tab (= buffer) in multiple windows.
> Of course, Emacs doesn't have tab-bars.  So I agree, buffers aren't tabs.

Emacs has tabs. See

i think it should be bundled with emacs and on by default on. But what
do i know?


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