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Re: Customize fringe widths

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Customize fringe widths
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 09:52:22 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/21.1.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: address@hidden (Pavel =?iso-8859-2?q?Jan=EDk?=)
>> Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 20:31:27 +0100
>>    > IIRC, at least some of the users indicated that they don't see the
>>    > glyphs in the fringe as useful, and that that's why they wanted to
>>    > turn the fringe off.
>> What I have seen is that people who reported that fringe is not-removable
>> always mention the "(useless) empty space". Maybe they have not seen glyphs
>> in their texts at all. Maybe they use emacs maximised in X and do not want
>> fringe to take the (for them) useful space.
> Maybe.  Note that both reasons you cite would indicate that the user
> indeed wants that space reclaimed, and doesn't seem to care about the
> special glyphs.

But then you explain to them what the right fringe is used for.  And
then they agree that the right fringe is a good thing.  And then they
ask how to remove the left fringe.

So I'm not so sure that they really want to get rid of the glyphs.

Simplification good!  Oversimplification bad!  (Larry Wall)

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