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Re: Vertical completions (was: completions - remove window after use?)

From: Deniz Dogan
Subject: Re: Vertical completions (was: completions - remove window after use?)
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:09:33 +0100

2009/11/12 Juri Linkov <address@hidden>:
>>> And speaking about *Completions*, would it be possible to fill the
>>> completions column-first, not row-first as it is now?  I find it quite
>>> unreasonable, as the display is column-wise, but not so filling, making
>>> it harder to quickly skim through the list.
>> I'm not sure why you find it unreasonable, but I'd find it inconvenient
>> when the list overflows the window, to have a column-first listing since
>> I couldn't then first scroll to the interesting area.
> It's easier to skim through a list when completions are sorted
> vertically in columns down the screen.
> That's what `ls' does by default for the list of files unless
> `-x' (`--format=horizontal') is specified.  As well as readline
> completions in bash unless `print-completions-horizontally' is `On'.
> The same would be desirable in Emacs, but it has a problem -
> if columns were sorted vertically, Isearch will still visit matches
> horizontally.
> --
> Juri Linkov
> http://www.jurta.org/emacs/

If it's not too problematic to implement, I'm all for the change (or
rather an option to have it).

Deniz Dogan

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