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Re: emacs as a service

From: Chet
Subject: Re: emacs as a service
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 08:06:35 -0700
User-agent: Emacs Gnus

"Rustom Mody" <address@hidden> writes:

> I want to start emacs as a service (This is under windows)
> The emacs-y side is easy (server-start)
> But I want to do it also from the windows perspective.
> This involves:
> -- starting emacs as a service (using Sc perhaps??)
> -- emacs should not (by default) show in a tab on the desktop
> -- C-x C-c should close a frame not emacs
> -- it should be possible for emacs to be running without there being any frame
> Anyone done somethng like this?

Actually it looks like what is needed is the ability to minimize emacs frames
to the system tray. A web search found many applications that claim to be
able to minimize *any* window to the system tray. I tried one such and it
completely ignored emacs frames, so obviously there is something missing that I
will try to find out. But has anybody been successful with such "window
managers" on w32?


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