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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: 24 Sep 2001 09:01:09 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

>>>>> "Kai" == Kai Großjohann <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (David Masterson) writes:
>>>>>>> "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.

>> 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.

> Bingo.  This was the original suggestion.

I still think it would be good if a mouse click in the minibuffer
area could be bound to (newline).  Find-file and dired both ask for a
file/dir name in the minibuffer and provide a default of the current
directory.  All that's needed is a newline to bring up a dired
buffer.

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



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