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bug#28182: maybe implement CTRL++ to zoom text


From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: bug#28182: maybe implement CTRL++ to zoom text
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:51:40 +0200

tags 28182 + patch
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Tak Kunihiro <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>   > Did you try "C-x C-+"?
>>
>> I don't think it would occur to people to try that key sequence.
>> It's not what other programs use.
>>
>> How about if we make C-+ and C-- do this, as they do in many
>> other programs?
>
> I think that people want to increase size of font when they are in an
> environment with mouse.  Thus I suggest <C-wheel-up> and <C-wheel-down>.

I think this is a good idea, which has the usability benefit to mirror
what happens in many common browsers, and other common text editors.
I remember myself that I was struggling to find the binding to change
the font size when I was an Emacs beginner.

I have implemented this suggestion in the attached patch.

However, this will be an incompatible change, since this was
previously bound to scrolling up and down by close to a full screen.
I therefore moved that binding to the meta modifier and wrote a NEWS
item that explains how to get the old functionality back.

How does it look?

Best regards,
Stefan Kangas

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