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Re: info mode header line missing title


From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: info mode header line missing title
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 19:59:14 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:
> address@hidden wrote:
>  > You should reinstate the previous rule of including the current node
>  > in the header line.
>
> I agree.  Ideally, "Prev: Previous node name" would be left justified,
> "Next: Next node name" would be right justified, and "Node: This node
> name" would be centered and "This node name" would be in a different
> face from the other two node names.

Everyone agrees, but the problem is that all this text can't be
placed into the header line.  Look, for example, at the Info node
(info "(emacs)Save Keyboard Macro").  If it was displayed with the
node name in the header line, it would be so long:

File: emacs,  Node: Save Keyboard Macro,  Next: Edit Keyboard Macro,  Prev: 
Keyboard Macro Query,  Up: Keyboard Macros

and on most displays would be truncated to:

File: emacs,  Node: Save Keyboard Macro,  Next: Edit Keyboard Macro,  Prev: Keyb

OTOH, currently it is split to two lines - one for the header line, and
another as an unhidden part of the Info node header:

Next: Edit Keyboard Macro,  Prev: Keyboard Macro Query,  Up: Keyboard Macros
File: emacs,  Node: Save Keyboard Macro

But there is no multi-line header line possible to display both lines
in the header line.

>  > This could be a default mode that experts like the developer who
>  > instituted this change might customize to remove the current node
>  > from the header line.
>
> It is already customizable: C-h v Info-header-line

This variable is obsolete.  In CVS Emacs there is the new variable
`Info-use-header-line'.

-- 
Juri Linkov
http://www.jurta.org/emacs/





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