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Emacs 21.1 "Fringes" feature

From: Adrian Robert
Subject: Emacs 21.1 "Fringes" feature
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 20:28:10 -0500

In GNU Emacs 21.1.3 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2001-12-12 on yetzirah
configured using `configure  --prefix=/usr'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: nil
  locale-coding-system: nil
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

You should allow the "fringes" on the sides of the frame to be turned
They don't always provide very useful information, if any (for instance,
you usually use word-wrap mode, or type in code where you manually limit
things to 80 columns anyway), and they cause the frame to take up extra
horizontal space that can be inconvenient if you like to have two frames
side by side on the screen.

Similarly, the scrollbar, which can be quite wide in the Lucid UI (much
more so than in the old Athena UI), should be customizable to be

thanks for your consideration,
Adrian Robert
(GNU emacs user since version 19)

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