Feature request: text ruler across top horizontal plane

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Feature request: text ruler across top horizontal plane

Post by Guest » Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:10 pm

Hi,

I am evaluating Zeus, and so far, I really like it. Mostly I like that I can re-use my Emacs finger knowledge!

Anyway, as a current user of UltraEdit, one thing I do like about it is the text ruler running across the top of the edit window.

Is that possible in Zeus?

Thanks,
-Gornak

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Post by jussij » Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:50 pm

I am evaluating Zeus, and so far, I really like it. Mostly I like that I can re-use my Emacs finger knowledge!
It's nice to know the Zeus, Emacs keyboard bindings are usable :)
Anyway, as a current user of UltraEdit, one thing I do like about it is the text ruler running across the top of the edit window.

Is that possible in Zeus?
Unfortunately this feature is currently not available, but I will add it to the Zeus todo list.

Cheers Jussi

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Post by Guest » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:24 pm

Aieee!

I just started looking at the more complex Emacs keybindings. They don't work!

For example, "ESC >" should be end-of-file, and it is defined as such in under Options->Editor Options->Keyboard Mapping, but Zeus inserts an escape and a ">" character.

Help!

-Gornak

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Post by jussij » Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:42 pm

For example, "ESC >" should be end-of-file, and it is defined as such in under Options->Editor Options->Keyboard Mapping, but Zeus inserts an escape and a ">" character.
There definitely seems to a problem with the handling of the ESC and the Zeus Emacs binding.

What seems to be happening is when the ESC is pressed and released all works just fine, but when the key is held down, the Windows auto repeat kicks in and starts generating a series of ESC key presses. These then inserts the ESC character 27 into the document :(

I did come up with what looks like a sort of work around, but not being an EMACS person I am not sure how good this suggestion actually is.

This is what I did:
  1. Edit the Emacs mapping
  2. Removed the Esc binding which is currently set to MarkHide
  3. Changed to the Esc prefix
  4. Moved to the keyboard input field
  5. I then typed in . and bound the key to MoveDocumentEnd
  6. Note: the bound keyboard list Escape + . as the binding because on my keyboard > is the shifted character of the . key.
  7. Note: To bind to the > key I would need to use the Shift + . key.
  8. I then applied the changes
Now with these changes I can press and release the Esc key, then press and release the . key and the cursor moves to the end of the document :)

But this stops working if I hold down the Esc key, which then triggers the autorepeat, in which case the Esc character is inserted into the document :(

Just out of interest on true EMACS, is the Esc key bound to null :?:

In other words if you hold down the Esc key down does nothing happen :?:

Cheers Jussi

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