As a small addendum to the entry about keeping related buffers together (with
Elscreen): there is also
winner-mode, as was mentioned by
winner-mode is a bit simpler than Elscreen. It allows you to
step through the various window configuration you had before - instead of
having separate 'tabs' as in elscreen, you just step through your history.
I have the following in my
(require 'winner) (setq winner-dont-bind-my-keys t) ;; default bindings conflict with org-mode (global-set-key (kbd "<C-s-left>") 'winner-undo) (global-set-key (kbd "<C-s-right>") 'winner-redo) (winner-mode t) ;; turn on the global minor mode
As you see, I am using the windows-key in the key bindings once more, but of course you can use something else as well.