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Re: [O] Column width cookies stopped working in 9.2.3?

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: [O] Column width cookies stopped working in 9.2.3?
Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 11:32:09 +0100

On Sun, 12 May 2019 at 22:39, Nick Dokos <address@hidden> wrote:
> Just to clarify: my intention was to advertise etc/ORG-NEWS more
> widely and point out that it's probably the best place to learn about
> things that are likely to break one's workflows (and if you read it
> before you update, you just might avoid unpleasant surprises - and
> this is not a specific "you", but a general "you" that includes
> everybody, including me: I often forget to do this and suffer the
> consequences).

Understood, and I appreciate your reply and interest in this topic.

> > Am I right about my use case being different, and therefore perhaps
> > having been caught up unintentionally in this change?
> >
> That may well be true: personally, I always thought of these cookies as 
> minimum width specifiers, not
> maximum width.
> But I think you could do what you want by having a row that contains fixed 
> width strings, instead of
> width cookies. To make it as unobtrusive as possible, I'd use non-breaking 
> spaces as the character:
> |                  |        |                                                 
>                  |
> |                  |        |                                                 
>                  |
> There may be better solutions, but this is what sprang to my mind after 
> reading your use case.

Yes indeed, and that is the solution that I'm now using.  I'm not
totally sure yet if it's a durable solution or just a workaround - but
it's working for now.

Best wishes,

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