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Displaying the compile-window on demand

If you like displaying all output of compile/grep/etc. an all temp-buffers like *Help*-buffers in an extra compile-window (see Temp- and compile-buffers) but you dislike wasting the space of this compile-window if you are just editing then you can get a compile-window "on demand". Just do the following:

  1. Customize ecb-compile-window-height to not nil and save it for future sessions. This gives you an extra compile-window at the bottom.
  2. Add the following to your .emacs:
    (add-hook 'ecb-activate-hook
              (lambda ()
                 (ecb-toggle-compile-window -1)))

    This hides the extra compile-window direct after the start of ECB because there is no need for a compile-window at this moment.

This is all you have to do. Now if you run compile (or grep or other compile-modes) or display temp-buffers like *Help*-buffers then ECB autom. displays the compile-window at the bottom and display the output there.

If you have finished with using the compile- or temp-output (e.g. fixing errors) then you can throw away the compile-window just by ecb-toggle-compile-window - ECB will reactivate it autom. before next compilation or help-buffer-display.!