Commit 9d7f027b authored by Martin Rudalics's avatar Martin Rudalics
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In switch-to-buffer optionally restore window point (Bug#4041).

* window.el (switch-to-buffer-preserve-window-point): New option.
(switch-to-buffer): Obey
`switch-to-buffer-preserve-window-point' (Bug#4041).
parent 77e344e5
2012-10-10 Martin Rudalics <>
* window.el (switch-to-buffer-preserve-window-point): New option.
(switch-to-buffer): Obey
`switch-to-buffer-preserve-window-point' (Bug#4041).
2012-10-09 Stefan Monnier <>
* newcomment.el (comment-start-skip, comment-end-skip, comment-end):
......@@ -5818,6 +5818,26 @@ buffer with the name BUFFER-OR-NAME and return that buffer."
(defcustom switch-to-buffer-preserve-window-point nil
"If non-nil, `switch-to-buffer' tries to preserve `window-point'.
If this is nil, `switch-to-buffer' displays the buffer at that
buffer's `point'. If this is `already-displayed', it tries to
display the buffer at its pevious position in the selected
window, provided the buffer is currently displayed in some other
window on any visible or iconified frame. If this is t, it
unconditionally tries to display the buffer at its previous
position in the selected window.
This variable is ignored if the the buffer is already displayed
in the selected window or never appeared in it before, or if
`switch-to-buffer' calls `pop-to-buffer' to display the buffer."
:type '(choice
(const :tag "Never" nil)
(const :tag "If already displayed elsewhere" already-displayed)
(const :tag "Always" t))
:group 'windows
:version "24.3")
(defun switch-to-buffer (buffer-or-name &optional norecord force-same-window)
"Switch to buffer BUFFER-OR-NAME in the selected window.
If the selected window cannot display the specified
......@@ -5843,6 +5863,10 @@ If optional argument FORCE-SAME-WINDOW is non-nil, the buffer
must be displayed in the selected window; if that is impossible,
signal an error rather than calling `pop-to-buffer'.
The option `switch-to-buffer-preserve-window-point' can be used
to make the buffer appear at its last position in the selected
Return the buffer switched to."
(list (read-buffer-to-switch "Switch to buffer: ") nil 'force-same-window))
......@@ -5859,7 +5883,19 @@ Return the buffer switched to."
(if force-same-window
(user-error "Cannot switch buffers in a dedicated window")
(pop-to-buffer buffer norecord)))
(t (set-window-buffer nil buffer)))
(let* ((entry (assq buffer (window-prev-buffers)))
(displayed (and (eq switch-to-buffer-preserve-window-point
(get-buffer-window buffer 0))))
(set-window-buffer nil buffer)
(when (and entry
(or (eq switch-to-buffer-preserve-window-point t)
;; Try to restore start and point of buffer in the selected
;; window (Bug#4041).
(set-window-start (selected-window) (nth 1 entry) t)
(set-window-point nil (nth 2 entry))))))
(unless norecord
(select-window (selected-window)))
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