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Re: File menu changes (suggestions)

From: John S. Yates, Jr.
Subject: Re: File menu changes (suggestions)
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 08:51:29 -0400

Lennart Borgman wrote:

>John S. Yates, Jr. wrote:
>It is a quite funny remark, but I do not believe anyone will understand 
>"Only One Window" that way... ;-)

But I was not trying to be funny.

"Maximize" was a sincere suggestion.  That is because if the
goal is to analogize Emacs' behavior to that of applications
familiar to new users then the widely used Multiple Document
Interface application style must be taken into account:


Except for the fact that MDI document windows are not tiled
they are very akin to Emacs windows.  An MDI document window
invariably has iconize, close and maximize/restore icons on
its title bar.  Clicking an MDI document's maximize icon has
an effect identical to delete-other-windows:

 - all other documents become invisible (ie their "windows"
   get deleted)
 - the clicked document grows to occupy the entire workspace
   of the MDI application (essentially the containing Emacs


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