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RE: Emacs: Problems of the Scratch Buffer

From: Ludwig, Mark
Subject: RE: Emacs: Problems of the Scratch Buffer
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 23:56:15 +0000

> From: Chiron
> Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:11 PM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: Emacs: Problems of the Scratch Buffer
> On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:33:07 +0000, Ludwig, Mark wrote:
> > Not consistently, and it would be more useful if it just sat there
> > indefinitely.  It times out, right?  Also, if you touch any key that it
> > isn't expecting, it disappears, doesn't it?
> Hmm... not for me.  It comes up consistently for me, and won't go away
> until I close it or switch to another buffer (or create one).
> I'm using emacs23, FWIW...

I stand corrected.  Using 'emacs -q' shows the startup screen, and it does 
appear more durable than I remembered.  Good!

Now, I don't see anything in my .emacs that should prevent the startup screen 
from appearing, but it's not appearing.  How does Emacs decide whether to show 
the startup screen?  I know that if I ask to open a file immediately, it will 
not show the startup screen, but if I just invoke 'runemacs' (this is Windows), 
there is no startup screen or buffer, and I am presented with *scratch*.  Why 
isn't it showing the startup screen?


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