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Re: Emacs Survey: Toolbars

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: Emacs Survey: Toolbars
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2020 11:06:58 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (windows-nt)

Clément Pit-Claudel <cpitclaudel@gmail.com> writes:

> On 12/15/20 12:30 AM, Lars Ingebrigtsen wrote:
>> Of 7.3K respondents, 5K disable toolbars, which is more than two
>> thirds.  So perhaps toolbars should default to off?  I know toolbars
>> were all the rage in the 90s, but that's apparently not the case now.
>> Opinions?
> 2¢: keep them, though with prettier icons. It's trivial to disable
> them, but it's not trivial to discover that they exist if they are
> disabled by default.

> (FWIW, this is a general philosophy: I think Emacs should ship with a
> lot more stuff enabled by default, maybe with a spartan-mode to revert
> to the current defaults.)

That works for me as well.

Lots of eye candy by default to seduce new users, followed by easy ways
to configure the UI for higher productivity (which is why I turn off the
toolbar; keystrokes are more efficient than mouse movements, and this
gives more screen area for text).

-- Stephe

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