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Re: C-x 3 (split-window-horizontally) & C-x 1 (delete-other-windows)

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: C-x 3 (split-window-horizontally) & C-x 1 (delete-other-windows)
Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 23:50:21 +0200
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> Please don't.  I find it a complete abomination that MS Windows'
> scrollbars snap back if you accidentally skid off sideways while
> dragging (dragging exactly vertically is rather hard).
> Having this operation resize the windows would be even worse.  I don't
> want to be forced into having to steady my hand horizontally when doing
> a vertical operation.

That was my conclusion, indeed.

> The annoyance possibly would be less if the larger of the drag offsets
> (X or Y) would win out, but that means that the drag mode might jump
> from one to the other with a somewhat jarring effect.

I envisioned some sort of "dead angle" where dragging didn't have any
effect.  But the transition would have to be done in some smooth way and
I didn't see any great benefits in this so I gave up.

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