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Re: emacs for everything?


From: Micha Feigin
Subject: Re: emacs for everything?
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 01:08:59 +0200
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At Sat, 27 Nov 2004 21:07:13 +0100,
Kai Grossjohann wrote:
> 
> address@hidden (Floyd L. Davidson) writes:
> 
> > Kai Grossjohann <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> >>The Windows-style Start menu navigation is also quite nice: P selects
> >>the only item starting with P.  If there is more than one item
> >>starting with P, then P moves to the first one, and you can hit P
> >>again to move to the next one.  Then RET selects it.
> >
> > That is a very fundamental difference in what we do with window
> > managers.  I start virtually *no* applications from a window manager,
> > either by menu or with icons.  I work in many different directories,
> > and anything started by the window manager thinks it is in the
> > home directory.  So I start almost everything from a command line.
> > The exceptions are tools that are not tied to any given working
> > directory (xmag, a couple local database programs, xcalc, my clock,
> > stuff like that).
> 
> There's a misunderstanding, here.  I was only referring to the way how
> you can select items from the Windows Start menu using the keyboard.
> 
> I didn't mean that the Window Start menu, per se, is useful.
> 
> But the menu navigation could be used for any menu, such as for the
> list of windows, or for the window operations (you know, iconify,
> maximize, resize, ...), or you name it.
> 
> 
> Please note that the Windows Start menu navigation is different from
> the way other Windows menus are navigated.  In the other menus, each
> item has an underlined character which serves as the accelerator.  But
> the Windows Start menu provides for two items having the same
> accelerator, and it does not require explicit specification of the
> accelerator (it's always the first character).
> 
> >>There is a feature sometimes called "window tabs", or "piles".[...]
> >
> > Wow, that looks very useful.
> 
> Perhaps fvwm has a module for this?
> 
> ... surfs fvwm.org ...
> 
> No, I couldn't find anything.  Hm.  But I think I heard something
> about it.  Hm.
> 

You are probably talking about fvwmtabs
http://users.tpg.com.au/users/scottie7/fvwmtabs.html

> Kai
> 
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