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Re[1]: mode-line face

From: Eric M. Ludlam
Subject: Re[1]: mode-line face
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 17:59:44 -0400

>>> "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> seems to think that:
>> Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 23:40:06 +0900
>> From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>
>> The important thing is to make the mode-line look like, well, a line, so
>> that it stands out from the buffer text, and clearly separates windows.
>> For windowing systems, the changed bg color (and 3d effect) serves to do
>> this; even on non-color ttys (or B&W window systems), making the
>> mode-line inverse-video also does the job admirably.
  [ ... ]
>> There may be a lot of people who simply like the way the dashes look,
>> but I think it's worth thinking about getting rid of them.
>Even so, I'm not sure we should do that right now: people might think
>it's not GNU Emacs they are looking at ;-)
  [ ... ]

Perhaps on a terminal the dashes could stay, and on X, replace the
dashes with a space using a width qualifier, and use strike-through on
it.  Specifying a face for that space would let users trick it out to
their preference.


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