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Re: 26.1-rc1: global-set-key suggestions

From: Van L
Subject: Re: 26.1-rc1: global-set-key suggestions
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2018 23:14:56 -0400

On April 29, 2018 12:43 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

> > From: Van L
> > 
> > I'd like to suggest the following improvement to the out-of-the-box
> > 
> > behaviour on apple-darwin, NS appkit :-
> > 
> >     ;;
> >     ;; Allow Command-Plus-or-Minus to text-scale fontsize.
> >     ;;
> >     
> >     (global-set-key (kbd "s-+") #'text-scale-increase)
> >     (global-set-key (kbd "s-=") #'text-scale-increase)
> >     (global-set-key (kbd "s--") #'text-scale-decrease)
> >     
> Why not the C-+ etc. bindings used on the other platforms?

The bindings for font size change are :-

C-x C-+
C-x C--

Going native and being consistent with other apps on the platform is a pleasant 
experience; and, for beginners, it makes plain and simple sense, at least 
until, they've done the tutorial and have tried `M-x customize'.

Being unable to naïvely change the fontsize means the beginner has to endure 
the struggle of reading the wrong sized font for them initially. Or, every 
beginner has to hit a search engine to discover how to make the change for 

Lastly, the Command-Plus-or-Minus is a simple two finger combination press 
which is easier to type than the C-x separately followed by C-plus-or-minus. 
Other native platform keybindings are already there out of the box, such as, 

Van L

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