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New ivy-switch-buffer command to switch exclusively to an ivy-view? #929

tirocinium opened this Issue Mar 21, 2017 · 2 comments


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tirocinium commented Mar 21, 2017

While setting up a hydra to take care of my window management, it occurred to me that it would be convenient to create some hydra shortcuts for not only ivy-push-view and ivy-pop-view, but also for an ivy-switch-buffer command that lists only the window layouts saved to ivy-views. In other words, I want to be able to switch to a saved view without having to first call ivy-switch-buffer and then type { or scroll down to the bottom of the list. From looking at, for instance, #644 (comment), I see that you can get creative with how you can exclude certain types of buffers from the ivy-switch-buffer listing; is there a way to list only buffers that start with {}? I'm sure there is a way to do this, but it's well beyond my coding abilities.

I know this doesn't have anything to do with hydra necessarily, but what I want is something like this:

(defhydra hydra-layout (:color amaranth :hint nil)
    "layout control panel"
    ("v" ivy-push-view "save layout" )
    ("V" ivy-pop-view "delete a layout")
    ("l" ivy-switch-view "select a layout")
    ("q" nil))

—where ivy-switch-view or something to that effect would list my saved ivy-views in the minibuffer.

P.S. I don't know how to code, but using and playing around with your packages has been delightful and very helpful in how I use Emacs. Thank you for your work and ideas.


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abo-abo commented Mar 21, 2017

Try this code:

(defun ivy-switch-view ()
  (let ((ivy-initial-inputs-alist
         '((ivy-switch-buffer . "{}"))))

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tirocinium commented Mar 21, 2017

Works perfectly! Thank you!

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