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I'm using the latest version of Emacs on Linux. I'm having trouble saving and restoring various window layouts and buffer states across multiple projects. For example:

  • Project A: 3 window layout / 3 specific buffers
  • Project B: 4 window layout / 4 specific buffers
  • Project C: 2 window layout / 2 specific buffers

I've been using revive.el and I like that it saves and restores not only the window layout, but also the files I was working on in that project, including the last point I was at in those files. Unfortunately, revive only seems to recall just one window layout for one set of files (i.e., toggle on or off).

Looking for a complete solution, I found windows.el (seemingly bundled somehow with revive) but I'm not exactly clear what it does. It's not on melpa, looks rather dated, so I assume it's not even maintained. Then I found workgroups.el but it gives me all kinds of warnings after installing from melpa. I also tried workgroups2 but I have similar issues with warnings. Any suggestions?

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  • Have you tried desktop-save-mode
    – Nsukami _
    Commented Feb 27, 2016 at 13:35
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    Yes. Took me a while to get it working the way I wanted but it works reasonably well.
    – rustynail
    Commented Sep 1, 2017 at 19:14

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