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Re: Fullscreen text editor behavior

From: Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: Fullscreen text editor behavior
Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2007 19:21:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

> I've been trying to get emacs to mimic the popular fullscreen text
> editors like writeroom/darkroom etc. I found this
> but it does not work well with longlines.el and it inserts hard line
> breaks otherwise, can anyone recommend a way to get a 60 character
> column of text down the center of my screen?

Nobody can argue about style and taste, but to be honest what you want
is not a minimalist way but grossly waste full, sorry that is my
opinion so far, if I'm missing something please explain it to me.

Well, I'd just use auto-fill-mode (the text is filled within 70 chars,
but this is customisable), type C-x 3 (and possible use follow-mode,
with the added advantage of having even more usable screen estate for
the same text).

    Best wishes

    H. Dieter Wilhelm
    Darmstadt, Germany

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