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Re: split window after entering view-mode: scroll length not adjusted


From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: split window after entering view-mode: scroll length not adjusted
Date: 28 Aug 2001 23:47:38 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> If you resize the terminal window that `less' is displaying its output
>> in, the paging commands (SPC, b) will page by the new size, not the old
>> one.

Eli> The OP wasn't talking about resizing the terminal window (which
Eli> produces SIGWINCH and triggers recomputation in Less).

To us end users, C-x 2 used to be the only resizing one could do on a
terminal, now there's also X windows style resizing, but to me they
are all resizing.

>> I too find view-mode's behavior in this case pretty annoying...

Eli> Then either uze `z' and `w' instead if SPC and DEL, or rebind SPC and
Eli> DEL to call View-scroll-page-{for,back}ward-set-page-size instead of
Eli> their default bindings.  If you look at the code, it's pretty much
Eli> obvious this is done on purpose, and I certainly can see circumstances
Eli> where it's useful.  I can also see why someone might want a different
Eli> behavior, but that's why Emacs has customizations.

All I know is that C-v in fundamental mode is the usual way to see the
next screen, and that we can also use SPC if in view-mode.  C-x 2 C-v
does what I expect, C-x 2 SPC doesn't.

Scrolling in compile-mode with C-x 2 SPC , C-x 1 SPC
is window size-aware.  It would seem less than ideal that view-mode
and compile-mode's SPC should act differently.
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