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Re: visual-line-mode and line wrapping

From: Uday S Reddy
Subject: Re: visual-line-mode and line wrapping
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 14:16:23 +0100
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On 5/25/2010 12:48 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
Uday S Reddy writes:

  >  Hi Stefan, My use for it would be that, occasionally, I want to
  >  [vertically] enlarge the Emacs window for some purpose or the other.

Sure.  My window manager has a maximize vertically option (button 2 on
the maximize button).

No, I meant enlarge horizontally.  With my standard email summary format, 80 
columns turn out to produce summary lines like this:

->2727 N  5/25  Hans Hüttel          11376-  [TYPES/announce] Book announcement:
  2662    5/23  Ulrich Müller         6629-  [Bug 584616] [NEW] vm-8.1.1 paralle
    51    5/21  Eli Zaretskii         3813-     Re: bug#6229: 23.2; Cancel debug

Most of the time they turn out fine.  The initial bits of the subject line are 
enough to tell me what is going on.  But sometimes they aren't.  So, horizontal 
enlargement of the frame is warranted.

I think the more general point is that an Emacs frame might contain some 
windows that have wrapped text and others that have unwrapped text.  We need to 
balance the needs of both.


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