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Re: Observations on the splash screen - and signal-process

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Observations on the splash screen - and signal-process
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 03:11:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

> If auto-save files are found during startup, the splash screen says:
> If an Emacs session crashed recently, type Meta-x recover-session RET
> to recover the files you were editing.
> Some comments on this:
> 1) Shouldn't "Meta-x" be "M-x" here ?
> 2) Couldn't we make this a "clickable" "Recover Session" button
>    like the Open file... instead of the text?
> 3) Maybe rephrase it to something like:
> One or more Emacs auto-save files exists; click [RECOVER] to review the
> sessions and possibly recover the files you were editing at that time.
> 4) It was wrong...

5) Another drawback is that this message gives the false impression
that Emacs crashes often, so users might have doubts about Emacs stability.
Displaying it only after the real crash when Emacs has something to recover
will improve this.

Juri Linkov

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