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Re: etc/TODO:Horizontal scrollbar

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: etc/TODO:Horizontal scrollbar
Date: 05 Jul 2003 00:36:05 +0200
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Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:

> Dhruva Krishnamurthy wrote:
>    I will send an image for those interested with the
>    horizontal scroll-bar under the minibuffer. It looks like the minibuffer
>    is sandwiched between the modeline and the horizontal scroll-bar. Just
>    imagine when you type a long line in the modeline, the horizontal
>    scroll-bar's THUMB is moving/scrolling. It is quite distracting. This is
>    my opinion though.
> All of this only seems to apply to the minibuffer's horizontal
> scroll-bar.  It would appear that only windows in which truncation is
> in effect should get a horizontal scroll-bar.  (I do not see what
> sense it makes for windows that use continuation lines.)

That's true .. just like a vertical scroll bar is really unnecessary
for a buffer which fits entirely in its window...

> For most
> people, it seems that horizontal scroll-bars would only be used in
> vertically split windows.  (And thus not in the minibuffer.)  For
> people who have truncate-lines set to t, it might be possible to
> design the variable horizontal-scroll-bar-mode such that it would be
> possible to exclude the minibuffer from the list of windows getting a
> horizontal scroll-bar, assuming that it looks really that annoying.

The latest "big changes" I made allow vertical scroll bars to be
configured "per-window" and "per-buffer"; of course, vertical scroll
bars should be equally flexible.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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