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Re: The minibuffer vs. Dialog Boxes (Re: Making XEmacs be more up-to-dat

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: The minibuffer vs. Dialog Boxes (Re: Making XEmacs be more up-to-date)
Date: 21 Apr 2002 14:41:00 +0900

Hrvoje Niksic <address@hidden> writes:
> > The menu itself shows the keybinding, if any, that invokes the same
> > command.  Isn't that good enough?
> It's not good enough for what Terje was complaining about.  Under
> XEmacs, if you open the "Buffers" menu, you can choose the buffer you
> want to go to.  But there is no keybinding equivalent to "go to buffer
> named foo.c", hence none is written.  In this case, one must learn the
> procedure by reading the manual.

I think for the Buffer-menu case, it would be enough to add the usual
`Switch to Buffer' command as a special entry.  If, for instance the
menu looked like this:

        |Buffer 1                       |
        |Buffer 2                       |
        |...                            |
        |Select Named Buffer   (C-x b)  |
        |List All Buffers      (C-x C-b)|

Then users would figure it out.  Currently emacs has the `List All
Buffers' command in the Buffers menu, but not `Select Named Buffer'
(I don't know about xemacs).

[Incidentally, there probably should be a separator line between the
buffer names and the commands in that menu -- currently there's not.]

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                        -- Walter Hines Page

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