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Re: bad UI defaults

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: bad UI defaults
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 10:12:41 -0400

>  * The smaller (one-pixel?) width of the outlines of boxes and arrows
>    in the menus means they pretty well fade away on my 1280×1024

Strange.  They definitely don't fade away on my 1800x1440 display.
Could there be a problem with colors rather than just thickness ?

>  * The new mode-line order is worse IMO.  Also it's hard for the less
>    sophisticated to revert to what they're used to, since it's not
>    customizable in an accessible way.  To me the time, mail status and
>    battery status are important and shouldn't be shunted off the
>    right.  I don't care about the line number and people who worry
>    about line numbers usually aren't using Emacs properly.  I may be
>    in the minority, but I'd expect that to be the case also for a lot
>    of users who'd have more trouble changing it.  I think there should
>    at least be some Custom option to allow you to reorder the normal
>    elements of the mode line.

I dont have much opinion on this issue, except that I agree
that it should be made easier for a user to change the mode-line.


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