Attached is a patch to restore the window configuration after exiting an
org source buffer, when org-src-window-setup is one of reorganize-frame,
split-window-below, or split-window-right.


>From 03a2b9433f1ad15ac21a49e7f0c6c5390e9e4375 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jack Kamm <>
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2019 08:55:55 -0800
Subject: [PATCH] org-src: restore windows for some values of

 etc/ORG-NEWS    |  3 +++
 lisp/org-src.el | 16 ++++++++++++----
 2 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/etc/ORG-NEWS b/etc/ORG-NEWS
index 44dfd5459..8cb611aee 100644
--- a/etc/ORG-NEWS
+++ b/etc/ORG-NEWS
@@ -24,6 +24,9 @@ for all headlines.
 *** New option to group captured datetime entries by month
 A new `:tree-type month' option was added to org-capture-templates to
 group new datetime entries by month.
+*** Refinement in window behavior on exiting Org source buffer
+After editing a source block, Org will restore the window layout when
+~org-src-window-setup~ is set to a value that modifies the layout.
 ** New functions
 *** ~org-columns-toggle-or-columns-quit~
 =<C-c C-c>= bound to ~org-columns-toggle-or-columns-quit~ replaces the
diff --git a/lisp/org-src.el b/lisp/org-src.el
index 5e50a1b47..5a2f07d53 100644
--- a/lisp/org-src.el
+++ b/lisp/org-src.el
@@ -156,8 +156,7 @@ split-window-right Show edit buffer to the right of the current window,
                    keeping all other windows.
 other-window       Use `switch-to-buffer-other-window' to display edit buffer.
 reorganize-frame   Show only two windows on the current frame, the current
-                   window and the edit buffer.  When exiting the edit buffer,
-                   return to one window.
+                   window and the edit buffer.
 other-frame        Use `switch-to-buffer-other-frame' to display edit buffer.
                    Also, when exiting the edit buffer, kill that frame."
   :group 'org-edit-structure
@@ -276,6 +275,9 @@ issued in the language major mode buffer."
 (defvar-local org-src--remote nil)
 (put 'org-src--remote 'permanent-local t)
+(defvar-local org-src--saved-temp-window-config nil)
+(put 'org-src--saved-temp-window-config 'permanent-local t)
 (defvar-local org-src--source-type nil
   "Type of element being edited, as a symbol.")
 (put 'org-src--source-type 'permanent-local t)
@@ -469,6 +471,10 @@ When REMOTE is non-nil, do not try to preserve point or mark when
 moving from the edit area to the source.
 Leave point in edit buffer."
+  (when (memq org-src-window-setup '(reorganize-frame
+				     split-window-below
+				     split-window-right))
+    (setq org-src--saved-temp-window-config (current-window-configuration)))
   (let* ((area (org-src--contents-area datum))
 	 (beg (copy-marker (nth 0 area)))
 	 (end (copy-marker (nth 1 area) t))
@@ -1182,8 +1188,10 @@ Throw an error if there is no such buffer."
        (write-back (org-src--goto-coordinates coordinates beg end))))
     ;; Clean up left-over markers and restore window configuration.
     (set-marker beg nil)
-    (set-marker end nil)))
+    (set-marker end nil)
+    (when org-src--saved-temp-window-config
+      (set-window-configuration org-src--saved-temp-window-config)
+      (setq org-src--saved-temp-window-config nil))))
 (provide 'org-src)

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