menu settings for newbies [was Re: map to gj by default]
On Thu, Dec 21, 2000 at 12:05:15PM +0100, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
hey Bram, happy holidays!!!
> Raul wrote:
> > I actually think the "toggle wrap" menu entry should be included
> > by default.
> It's probably a good idea to include a menu with the most often used options.
> This will help beginning users a lot. Perhaps under Edit/Settings?
> :amenu Edit.Settings.Wrap\ on/off :set wrap!<CR>
I added a "View" menu entry with just a few entries:
"wrap lines" for :set wrap!
"highlight matches" for set hlsearch!
"toolbar" hides/shows the toolbar
"few colors" to use very basic colors in those old computers with
pour video cards
"normal colors" _MY_ normal configuration of colors (nicer to the
eyes, but useless when dithered(sp?) by old video cards
note that I said "MY configuration of colors" maybe there's no
need for the "few colors" option with the default confs.
if I had the patience, I would replace those two with:
"black and white" (:sy off, but fits in here)
"basic colors (dark)" (for windows with a dark background)
"basic colors (light)"
"normal colors (dark)"
"normal colors (light)"
these would be under view/colors, or view/themes
between other entries not worthing to be mentioned.
> This should be limited to about 15 options, otherwise the menu gets too big.
> How do we decide which options should be included?
I think just the most basic ones, those newbies might need.
complex options could confuse newbies. and advanced users
don't browse long menus, they rather type.
> And how to set number options? Hmm, perhaps like this:
> :amenu Edit.Settings.Max\ Text\ Width :let &tw =
> \ input("Enter new text width (0 to disable formatting): ")<CR>
hmm, BTW newbies used to programming IDEs may look for "ts" "sw"
and "expandtab" too.
seems it's time to start another thread to vote on this.