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

David Reitter david.reitter at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 13:18:40 EDT 2009

On Aug 16, 2009, at 10:10 AM, Stefan Vollmar wrote:
>> 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


>> 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 compliment).

Okay.  If someone can produce a patch including the new function,  
binding, or a customization variable (maybe better), it can be applied.
I'm busy fixing bugs...

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