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[h-e-w] Novice questions about quiting

From: Brian van den Broek
Subject: [h-e-w] Novice questions about quiting
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 15:42:42 -0400
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2 (Windows/20050317)

Hi all,

I'm a Python hobbyist and am getting into LaTeX, so I have decided to give emacs a try. I'm no hacker by far.

I am running GNU Emacs (binaries obtained from Nqmacs <>) on WinXP SP2. I'm using the O'Reilly "Learning GNU Emacs, 3rd Edition" to learn with.

A quick question before my main one:
I'm having some difficulty with emacs' Python support. Would it be better to post here or to comp.lang.python (which I also read)?

The main query:
I am having a problem quiting emacs. If I have open modified buffers, and wish to quit without saving I can quit with C-x C-c and answering the minibuffer prompts accordingly. However, if I try Menu->File->Exit Emacs or clicking the close button on the right of the title bar, I run into problems.

I get a pop-up dialog asking me if I want to save (one of) the modified buffers. If I click on no, I bounce right back to the buffer I was viewing, and I do not exit emacs. It seems to me that instead I ought get the dialog for the next unsaved and modified buffer, and exit emacs when I've said no to all such dialog prompts.

Am I misunderstanding the intended behaviour? Or, is there something I need to add to my .emacs file to enable what I think ought happen? Any advice would be appreciated.

I did search this list archive for both "quit" and "quiting", but nothing of relevance came up. Attempts to google did not help -- windows being an emacs term as well as the name of my OS seemed to get in the way :-)

Thanks and best,

Brian vdB

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