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Re: binding ibuffer to C-x C-b by default

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: binding ibuffer to C-x C-b by default
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2010 08:53:16 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, 08 Oct 2010 04:26:18 +0200 Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden> wrote: 

ÓF> Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

>> Leaving the cursor keys to behave like normal, for instance?  That would
>> be very unsurprising, but the usefulness is debatable.  Sometimes
>> avoiding driving the user crazy is better than maximum usefulness. 

ÓF> Moving the cursor left and right adds zero convenience while using
ÓF> ibuffer, it is wasting two keys. OTOH, by assigning them for jumping
ÓF> from one filtering group to another they become somewhat useful. I agree
ÓF> with you and Miles about the "surprisingness", but after two minutes of
ÓF> using ibuffer you are no longer surprised and later maybe you will
ÓF> appreciate having two extra keys that actually do some work.

ÓF> If you say that it not only is surprising but also annoying, I'll have
ÓF> to ask why you feel compelled to use left/right cursor movements on
ÓF> ibuffer.

The convention is to use TAB and M-TAB to move between groups of items
(which would apply here).

I need to use left/right cursor movement all the time to copy things.
It's really annoying when they are rebound.  w3m-mode does that too IIRC.


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