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Re: that unfortunate "Top" (or "Bottom") in the mode-line


From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: that unfortunate "Top" (or "Bottom") in the mode-line
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 10:02:26 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.0803 (Gnus v5.8.3) Emacs/20.7

address@hidden (Jan Nieuwenhuizen) writes:
> > Note that the percentage shows how much of the file is above the
> > first screen line,
> 
> Why not display the percentage of how much of the file is above the
> last screen line?  That would be quite useful, and the obvious choice;
> less also does this.

  Then, you have the same problem at the bottom of the file. 100% is
  as useless as 0%. However, I do prefer the algorithm of using the
  last visible line since it represents more accurately which
  percentage of the file that you're viewing.

  I like having the Top and Bottom indicators, and the percentage in
  the file is one C-v or M-v away. However, adding the percentage of
  the file that is currently displayed in parenthesis, like this:

    Top (35%)

  or 

    Bottom (12%)

  might be a fine addition.

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