[Alpine-info] Alpine display problem
mbmiller at taxa.epi.umn.edu
Sat Jun 21 07:07:48 PDT 2008
On Sat, 21 Jun 2008, [ISO-8859-15] Dirk Stöcker wrote:
> That's what we talk about. The behaviour that selecting all messages with ':'
> produces extremely strange results, which should not be default.
I don't even think it should be an option. Let people hit 'z'.
> I now disabled AutoZoom to get back pine behaviour, so it's no longer an
> issue for me, but I still think it is no good default setting to have
> such thing as AutoZoom.
This is a completely separate issue from the behavior of ":" described
above, and I don't agree with your thinking on this. If a new user does a
search for a few messages in a big index, he usually won't see any of the
selected messages -- where are they? With autozoom, he sees them.
> And from a beginners point of view the Zooming is unituitive. The little
> "ZOOMED" text in the title line is not visible, except your search for
> it and there is no other idication of the zoomed state.
On this point I think you are right. This can easily be improved. I just
did a search that selected two messages. After hitting 'z' to zoom I see
this at the bottom of the screen:
[In Zoomed Index of 2 messages. Use "Z" to restore regular Index]
That is helpful, but I had just used "Z" so I at least knew something
about the zoom feature. Strangely, if I do the search again with
auto-zoom turned on, this is all I see at the bottom of the screen:
[Select matched 2 messages!]
If I didn't know about auto-zoom, I might not realize that I am in a
zoomed index. I think something like this would be a better choice after
[Zoomed Index of 2 selected messages. Use "Z" to restore regular Index]
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