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Re: Why was the global-mode-string moved?

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: Why was the global-mode-string moved?
Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 02:38:21 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

>>>>> On Fri Nov  1, Kim writes:

> You mean ... the only information in the mode line of interest to
> you is the time of day and the battery level?

Both taken together let me know when I can stop working.  ;)

> We agreed to pursue a solution where we would put the
> global-mode-string at the right side of the echo area (when it is
> not used for anything else); that way it would practically always
> be visible, and not take precious space from the mode-line.

> Unfortunately, I haven't had time to look into implementing that
> yet.

That sounds reasonable.

> That's a matter of taste.  The minor mode alist may not be used
> very often, but IMO it's important to be able to see it when I
> actually need it.

Sometimes I look to see if Flyspell is enabled, or the major mode,
but when it's 20+ characters long in some buffers, it just whisks
all the remaining information beyond visibility (I use 80 column
wide Emacs windows).  That leaves me with just the current buffer
name and offset.  Not too helpful.


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