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Re: What did you do with Emacs!!!!!


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: What did you do with Emacs!!!!!
Date: 10 Apr 2003 11:01:21 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Tim X <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Tim X <address@hidden> writes:
> > 
> > > David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
> > > 
> > > > Tim X <address@hidden> writes:
> > > > 
> > > > > The first thing I did when moving to emacs 21 was finid out
> > > > > how to get rid of the toolbar, the blinking cursor and
> > > > > rebuilt it without image support.
> > > > 
> > > > What does the last buy you except make it completely impossible to
> > > > use something like <URL:http://preview-latex.sourceforge.net>?
> > > 
> > > I don't need it - I'm a blind user and ALL forms of graphics are a
> > > total waste of time for me. 
> > 
> > A detail worth mentioning.  
> 
> Didn't think it was relevant since the original poster was asking
> about how to make their emacs 21 like older emacs.
> 
> > Is there an advantage of using a window
> > environment at all in that case?  I would imagine that it would not
> > buy you anything over a pure tty Emacs.
> 
> Frames for one, which I find more convenient than constantly
> splitting and switching windows.

tty Emacsen do have frames: try C-x 5 2.  I can't judge their utility
for blind people, of course.

> plus it use to be a lot easier to setup so that you had more
> characters and lines per screen than you could get in a tty.

Well, if you are running a tty Emacs in an X term, that should not be
too much of an issue.

Of course, the bottom line is that you will use what works for best
for you.  Thanks for the info!

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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