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Re: [zzdev] Another big change

On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Edward Harter wrote:

> Hi Tuomas,
> >I've just removed the dependence on swing. The program now creates two
> >top-level windows (Frames). Please tell me if this breaks something.
> I've started up 0723-without-modules, the frames look and work ok so 
> far. I see the brown-colored Normal Mode cell and the green-colored 
> Text Edit mode cell, Tab switches modes for me without any problems.
> But if I enter any more text than the size of the cell, I can't see 
> it. Using the default settings on my system I can get around 20-25 
> characters visible, but that's it. Also, I can move the insertion 
> point around inside the cell but I can't see where it is, there seems 
> to be no visible cursor inside the text field.
> What can I do to make extended text in one cell visible and 
> accessible? And is there a way to make the text entry-edit easier to 
> view and to use?

Depends on what you mean easier. There is one mode (which you'll find
using 'v') where the cells are of variable length so they will widen to
accommodate more text.

The snapshots are the "unstable" version series so these *will* change for
the better. The point is just in figuring *how* they should be.

For example, it would be a trivial change to make the accursed cell bigger
always when entering text. Is that desirable / sufficient? Or do we need
to start wrapping text lines in the accursed cell, making it vertically