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RE: face-remap.el patch to resize window

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: face-remap.el patch to resize window
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 09:31:47 -0700

> remember that text-scale-increase applies to a single
> buffer, but windows are typically used for many
> buffers in turn.

I didn't forget. ;-)


If you have the same buffer open in more than one window, only the current
window is resized when you scale the text.

Windows alone in their frame are not affected by this feature (not resized). It
is only when there are adjacent windows that could benefit that the current
window is resized.

It's an option. Use if you find it useful for you; otherwise don't.

Example (one use case):

Two buffers (two windows) side by side in a frame. You are working mainly in the
left buffer, but you want to see the right buffer also, without caring too much
for its details. So you shrink (Cx C--) the right buffer's text and its window

Now and then, you want to see something more closely in the right buffer, while
still following in the left. You enlarge the right buffer's text (C-x C-=). The
window that has the larger text is larger; the window with the smaller text is
smaller (it needs less room).

The effect is that of a fisheye lens. For the buffer you are focusing on: larger
text and more space to view it. For the buffer you are not studying in detail:
smaller text and less space needed to view it.

One pill (C-=) makes you larger, and one pill (C--) makes you small...

> It could be useful for very specific cases,
> but it seems somehow wrong to have it as a global setting.

No reason given? What good to others is a judgment with no supporting rationale,
arguments or evidence?

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