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Re: New keybinding suggestion: C-x _ for `shrink-window'


From: Bastien
Subject: Re: New keybinding suggestion: C-x _ for `shrink-window'
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2007 12:06:43 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/23.0.0 (gnu/linux)

"Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:

>> What about this new keybinding:
>>
>>   C-x _ `shrink-window'
>
> As I answered on that mailing list I think you might want try
> bw-interactive.el.

Sorry, I missed it.

> My suggestion is that this is added to Emacs instead. I have attached
> the file.

My suggestion would be to have both: C-x _ as a new keybinding for
`shrink-window' (since we already have a key for `enlarge-window')
*and* bw-interactive.el, which sounds nice.  

IMHO it's better to stick to the possibility of balancing/resizing
windows (or shrinking/enlarging them) with just *one* keystroke.

A few comments on bw-interactive.el though.  Assume I start with a full
window and have C-x + bound to `bw-start-resize-mode':

- It seems that the first arrow keystroke says: "Hello, please start
  resizing with arrow keys!" but wait for another keystroke. I think
  the user might expect that the first arrow keystroke has a visible
  effect on window resizing already.

- C-x 2 C-x + <up> won't shrink the window if it's larger than the
  buffer;  but C-x 2 C-x + <down> <up> <up> will shrink the window
  even if it's *initially* larger than buffer.  I believe that the 
  first set of keystrokes should already shrink the window, or at 
  least send an error to the user.

Anyway, bw-interactive seems like it's already very useful to me, 
thanks for that.

-- 
Bastien




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