EWW buffers can now be auto-renamed in Emacs 29
Starting with commit
171de3eee4 to the Emacs
master branch, users
can now opt-in to a feature that automatically renames EWW buffers to
something more usable than the default
The point of entry is the customisation option
When given a
title value, it will use the web page’s title as the name
of the buffer. When the value is
url, the page’s URL shall be used
instead. Otherwise it is possible to give it the symbol of a function
that runs without parameters and returns a string. So users can
configure this however they like.
Detail of the commit:
commit 171de3eee459ed64388a8ced7d07fa031ea025a6 Author: Protesilaos Stavrou <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri Oct 15 14:12:32 2021 +0200 Add new option to rename eww buffers * etc/NEWS: Document the new user options. * lisp/net/eww.el (eww-auto-rename-buffer, eww-buffer-name-length): Add new user options. (eww--rename-buffer): Introduce new function that performs the renaming of buffers. (eww--after-page-change): Add new wrapper function which calls 'eww-update-header-line-format' and 'eww--rename-buffer'. (eww, eww-render, eww-tag-title, eww-readable, eww-restore-history): Include eww--after-page-change. Fix bug#51176. Co-authored-by: Abhiseck Paira <email@example.com> Co-authored-by: Protesilaos Stavrou <firstname.lastname@example.org> doc/misc/eww.texi | 8 +++++++ etc/NEWS | 10 +++++++++ lisp/net/eww.el | 65 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----- 3 files changed, 78 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
Thanks to everyone who participated in the discussion around bug#51176. Thanks to the Emacs co-maintainer, Lars Ingebrigtsen, for the feedback and for merging the patch. And special thanks to Abhiseck Paira, my co-author for this patch, for all the work in making this happen.
I am very happy to see this merged into core. I have been using a variant of it for several months now. It had been one of the most useful additions of mine in making EWW my main web browser.
[ Watch: EWW and my extras (text-based Emacs web browser) (2021-03-25) ]
Going forward, the plan is to extract more out of my
refine it, and push it to emacs.git. Same principle for everything else
that goes into my dotemacs.