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Re: more on anything.el inclusion

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: more on anything.el inclusion
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 18:43:02 +0200

2010/7/1 Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>:
>>> In which menu should we add anything commands?
> LB> I have suggested long ago to create a top level menu for all minor
> LB> modes. That would make decisions like this easier.
> Exposing functionality creates UI complexity; Emacs is already really
> complex both in UI terms and in scope.  So I don't think adding a
> general menu like that (have you seen how many minor modes Emacs has?)
> would benefit the users.

A misunderstanding. The problem today is that all minor mode menus
goes into the top level menu, i.e. the menu bar. So every minor mode
you turn on takes space in the menu bar, but the space in the menu bar
is limited.

What I suggested is that minor mode menus should not go into the menu
bar. They should go into a submenu for minor modes instead. (Perhaps
that should be customized per minor mode.)

Normally minor modes are not in the menus unless they are turned on.

> OTOH it would be very nifty if there was a anything-minor-mode function
> that let you browse (with some help text) and activate minor modes.

The menus are also used for this. Functionality are sometimes put in
the menus so that it is easier to find it. I think that is a good

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