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Re: Making Emacs more newbie friendly


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Making Emacs more newbie friendly
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 17:37:06 +0200

> From: Brian Elmegaard <address@hidden>
> Date: 19 Mar 2005 14:41:11 +0100
> 
> Four fundamental issues would be: [1] Possibility for horizontal
> scroll, [2] sizeable and cascadable windows instead of buffers inside
> the same frame, [3] heavy extension of the icon toolbars and [4]
> distinction between 'open' and 'new' file.

With the exception of the last one, these are all advanced stuff, not
something a newbie would stumble on, IMHO.

> Keys which would make emacs more "normal":
> M-F4 for exiting would be one.

This is the function of the window manager.  Where Emacs runs under a
window manager, Alt-F4 does close it.

> C-TAB for frame/window/buffer (depending on changes according to [2])
> switching.

Where did you see this key binding?




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