[OS X Emacs] find-file force frame selection?

Stefan Vollmar vollmar at nf.mpg.de
Sun Aug 16 10:10:55 EDT 2009

Dear Aquamacs team,

> From: David Reitter <david.reitter at gmail.com>
> Date: 29. Januar 2009 03:05:29 MEZ
> To: Emacs on Mac OS X Mailing List <macosx-emacs at email.esm.psu.edu>
> Subject: Re: [OS X Emacs] Aquamacs 1.6: find-file force frame  
> selection?
> Reply-To: Emacs on Mac OS X Mailing List <macosx-emacs at email.esm.psu.edu 
> >
> On 28-Jan-09, at 2:49 PM, Stefan Vollmar wrote:
>> I observed the following behaviour in the current Aquamacs release  
>> (1.6): on my large screen I like to have two or more frames next to  
>> each other. Each of them usually has a number of tabs. Consider two  
>> frames ("left" and "right"). If I active frame "left" and do a find- 
>> file, I expect the resulting buffer to be displayed in frame  
>> "left", vice versa for a find-file in frame "right". However, if  
>> the file I select happens to have an associated tab in the other  
>> frame, Aquamacs will activate the "wrong" frame and bring the  
>> corresponding tab to the front. This is not necessarily a bug but  
>> different from what I expect - I would
> On 28 Jan 2009, at 19:05, HERBERT KORTE wrote:
>> I have observed the same behaviour.
> It's indeed not a bug, it's a feature.
> Herbert, are you implying that you'd also like a switch for this?
> If some people are opposed to this behavior, one could easily add a  
> customization variable.  This could also affect "switch-to-buffer"  
> behavior (e.g., Window menu).  For "switch-to-buffer", we already  
> have a special "switch-to-buffer-here".

The current Aquamacs 2.0pr2 behaves like Aquamacs 1.6 in this respect.  
It seems there is at least one other user (Herbert Korté) who would  
appreciate an "aquamacs-find-file-here" function. As mentioned before,  
it is not a bug but making this a user-defined preference would surely  
be in the very best Aquamacs tradition (and this is meant as a serious  

Warm regards,
Dr. Stefan Vollmar, Dipl.-Phys.
Max-Planck-Institut für neurologische Forschung
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