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Re: Interactive guide for new users

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Interactive guide for new users
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 14:34:29 +0300
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On 12.09.2020 13:58, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
11. (setq uniquify-buffer-name-style 'forward uniquify-min-dir-content 1024)
Why? what's wrong with the defaults here?

This has been discussed earlier in another thread, but the current
defaults (uniquify-buffer-name-style set to post-forward-angle-brackets)
is puzzling to most users, to say the least.  A complete file name is what
most users would expect here.
A complete file name takes too much of the screen space on the mode
line, IMO.  You'd need to make the font used by the mode-line face to
be much smaller, and even then it will steal too much space.

This value of uniquify-buffer-name-style has been a part of every major "starter kit" for quite some time:




So we can say for sure that people find it comfortable enough.

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