If you have not heard about
registers, you are missing a very powerful tool in your
arsenal. Think of registers as "clipboard" on steroids. I had been
using registers to store text -i.e.
C-x r s a to copy
region into register "a" and
C-x r i a to insert text
from register "a".
Today, while reading the gnu.emacs.help newsgroup, I came to know that you could save your current (emacs)frames layout to the register and then restore it back again.
`C-x r w R'Save the state of the selected frame's windows in register R (`window-configuration-to-register').
`C-x r j R'restore a window or frame configuration stored in register R.
Here is the email where I saw this.
Re: how to keep/restore my view and mode?
- From: David Hansen
- Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
- Subject: Re: how to keep/restore my view and mode?
- Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 10:13:58 +0200
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On 20 Sep 2006 22:23:54 -0700 Leo Hou wrote:
> Dear all, > > I am not sure if I am using the right term of "view" and "mode". My > problem is as follows: > > I am using C-x 3 and "follow-mode" to view my source code. Every time I > compile, the other column becomes the result of make. I need to use a > lot of keys to switch it back to normal: C-x o; C-x k; C-x o; M-x > follow-mode > Is there a better way?
C-x r w <some letter or number> to store a window layout and C-x r j <the same number or letter> to restore it. And there is no need to kill the compilation buffer. It gets reused anyway.