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Re: Key descriptions in *Help* are too wide

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Key descriptions in *Help* are too wide
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 23:15:20 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I, and I think many others, turn the fringe off for that reason - and
> because it is noisy/busy/distracting. I never need it, and I hope to never
> need it in the future. If we start using fringe as the sole vehicle for some
> functionality, making that feature available _only_ through the fringe, then
> we effectively impose use of the fringe. That would be like making some
> command available only via the menu bar, effectively imposing use of the
> menu bar.

The horizontal scrolling works fine with or without fringes.  So this issue
is unrelated to whether or not truncate-lines is as good as manually adding


PS: Emacs has had a fringe of one sort or another since at least Emacs-18.
People complain about Emacs-21 fringes only because they see it all the
time, instead of them being relegated to the right hand side and with the
background color (i.e. invisible until the text reaches the last column).

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