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Re: "scroll-fringe"

From: Frank Schmitt
Subject: Re: "scroll-fringe"
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 08:27:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> i've been thinking for a while about the usefulness of the scrollbar
>> versus its space consumption and visual incongruity, and recently
>> turned the scrollbar off.  the only thing i miss is the opportunity to
>> see at a glance the proportion of the buffer that the window covers,
> Indeed, that was also my conclusion when I tried it: for actual
> movement, scroll-wheels, key-shortcuts, as well as things like
> mouse-drag-throw work just as well.
>> and it seems like that would not at all be a hard thing to implement
>> in the fringes, given the right knowledge.
> I'm not completely convinced it's that easy to do right now.  But yes,
> it could be done with some work at the C level.  But it would only be
> meaningful if it works together with the usual fringe use.  If not, then
> you may as well turn off the fringe and turn on the scrollbar.
> As for me, I still have a scroll-bar, but I made it very thin (changing
> the scroll-bar-width frame parameter).

You guys could have a look at rxvt-unicodes scrollbar option called
plain which is similar to what's proposed for the fringe.

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