[OS X Emacs] Re: problem C-x C-f 'ing a file in two windows

Michael Hannemann mrh3 at pobox.com
Wed Mar 31 15:43:25 EDT 2010

Kao Felix <kcfelix at gmail.com> wrote:
>On 19/03/2010, at 23:42, xioni wrote:
>>  It used to be that if I had a file open in a buffer in one 
>>aquamacs window, that if i focused on another aquamacs window and 
>>tried C-x C-f that file in the new window it would load it there 
>>too.  Currently it is no longer doing that (unless I select 'open 
>>file' from the file menu).  Instead C-x C-f sends me back to the 
>>original window where the file is loaded.  I am not sure how this 
>>even changed. 
>>  Any ideas?
>I don't remember seeing the behaviour you described ever before (but 
>I wasn't looking for it). Anyway, if the file is already open 
>couldn't you just do a Cx b on the new window to switch to the 
>opened file buffer?

That's what I wind up doing as well, but I'm sympathetic to xioni's 
question.  There are times it interferes with my ability to have two 
windows side-by-side looking at the same buffer for editing purposes. 
I generally wind up going to the buffer and splitting it, but my 
muscle memory doesn't run into problems like that when using emacs in 
a remote linux console.


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