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[Nano-devel] RFC: proposal to add a tools menu, to group things that do
[Nano-devel] RFC: proposal to add a tools menu, to group things that don't fit elsewhere
Sat, 26 Jan 2019 20:59:02 -0500
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On Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:23:45 +0100,
Benno Schulenberg <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all,
> When the ability to pipe the current buffer through an external
> command was added (^R ^X M-\), I felt that ^R wasn't the place
> I would look if I wanted to filter the current buffer. It would
> be better if there were a special Tools menu that contained things
> that perform special operations on the current buffer (or region).
Oh no, Nano is going to turn into Vi(1)! :)
Actually, this sounds worthwhile.
> This Tools menu could also contain the Full-Justify command,
> which is now in the ^W menu where it is completely out place,
> the Cut-to-end-of-buffer command that is now dangerously bound to
> the single keystroke M-T, the Linter command, and the Spell-Check
> command, besides the Feed-buffer-through-external-command command.
Can't we just change one of the current menus? For example, instead of
a tools menu we could have a filter menu?
^R^W Full justify
^R^X Feed-buffer-through-external-command command
^R^T Spell check
That would make more sense then a tools menu because I'd know that if I
want to filter something, through and internal or external command, that
it would be found there. Tools could be considered as including, for
example, find next and find previous. They would not be for filtering.
Or an even better idea, is for the toggly thingies to be in their own
menu. I don't change them often enough for the justification of their own
key bindings and the ones you want can be set in ~/.nanorc, /etc/nanorc,
or via the cmdline.
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- [Nano-devel] RFC: proposal to add a tools menu, to group things that don't fit elsewhere,
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