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Re: Design Suggestion 2: Dired In The Drop Down Menus (Re: Emacs Develop


From: David Masterson
Subject: Re: Design Suggestion 2: Dired In The Drop Down Menus (Re: Emacs Developers: Make a GREAT editor Even Better
Date: 21 Sep 2001 15:28:21 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

>>>>> "Kai" == Kai Großjohann <address@hidden> writes:
> address@hidden (David Masterson) writes:
>>>>>>> "Stefan" == Stefan Monnier
>>>>>>> <monnier+comp.emacs/news/@RUM.cs.yale.edu> writes:
>>>>>>> "Steve" == Steve  <address@hidden> writes:

>>>> File | Open  should bring up Dired.

>>> I thought some more and it and I think this is a great idea.

>> Doesn't this already happen if you "Open" a directory?

> To do that, you have to use the keyboard.  But the whole point of
> the menus is to avoid the keyboard (if possible), right?

Hmmm?  Dired allows you to pick a file with a mouse (unfortunately,
it's with button2 and its dired-mouse-find-file-other-window, but that
can be changed).

Oh.  You mean that "File|Open" asks for the name of the file which you
have to enter via the keyboard?  Well, that could be changed to have
it find-file the current directory from which you could then mouse
click to the file you want.

Better yet.  Could button1 (or 2 or 3) _in_ _the_ _minibuffer_ be
assigned to newline so that, after doing "File|Open" (or most any menu
command), with a simple click, you could say "execute the command with
the default value"?

-- 
David Masterson                dmaster AT synopsys DOT com
Sr. R&D Engineer               Synopsys, Inc.
Software Engineering           Sunnyvale, CA



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