Displays a list of all top-level windows, displaying the title,
programmatic name, type (i.e. class) and whether it is visible or
not. (Closed windows that may be reused are in fact not destroyed but
stored in an invisible state so they can be quickly
The windows are listed initially visible first by title, then not
visible by title. Clicking on a column label (Title, Name, Type, and
Visible) causes the display to be ordered alphabetically by that
The Windows List dialog has the following buttons:
Show: unhide the window (if necessary) and bring to the front.
Hide: hide the window (so it is invisible; its state will be
Close: close the window. Note that certain windows should not
be closed since doing so would cause Lisp to exit. Note that for some
windows (the Options dialog displayed by Tools | Options, for
example), clicking the Close button hides them rather than closes
them, to save the expense of recreating them if they are needed
again. Destroy (the next option) closes a window for sure.
Destroy: actually destroy the window (do not just hide it). Certain
windows should not be destroyed since doing so would cause Lisp to
exit. Destroying a
system window (such as the Package List window) might be useful if you
have modified the size or the appearance and want to revert to the
original size or appearance. Destroyed windows are rebuilt according
to their original specifications.
Update List: update the display.
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