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Re: address@hidden: Re: mouse-1-click-follows-link in diredsurprising]

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: mouse-1-click-follows-link in diredsurprising]
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2006 06:41:42 +0900

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>     In the case of dired, however, there is a slight problem (especially
>     with recent verions of GNU ls[*]) with visually separating the filename
>     from the file-info on the same line.  Perhaps it would be a good idea to
>     give the _other_ fields (date, etc) a slightly different face to
>     de-emphasize them a bit?
> What's the difference between putting a different face on the file
> names and putting a different face on everything but the file names?
> Either way, the file names have one face and the rest of the text has
> another.  They seem like two ways of describing the same situation.

It depends on the faces...  Some faces are more "in your face" than
others.  The link face is intentionally rather attention grabbing (both
because of its appearance and because of its well-known meaning), which
works well if you want to highlight a link in the midst of normal text,
but is annoying when overused.

My point was that it would be good to _slightly_ distinguish between the
filenames and othe rest of the text, but that using a link face was

In general, I think that it's good when the "meat" of the buffer is in
the default face, and faces used to either emphasize or de-emphasize
other stuff as appropriate.  In the case of dired buffers, the filenames
are "the meat".

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