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Re: how to not show images?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: how to not show images?
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 16:25:22 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>     Ehrm, apparently you don't share my sense of humor.
> Ya never know... ;-)
>     More seriously, why would you want such a user option for Emacs?
> Dunno, there might be several uses.
> You might want to select all of the text, without picking up the
> images, to send the text to some application.

Have you actually tried doing that?  The images will not usually be
picked up.

> You might be accessing a bunch of documents remotely, and don't want
> to deal with the load time (as you mentioned).
> You might want to copy+paste to an application, without including
> the images.

Have you tried doing that?

> For that application, of course, a better feature to request would
> be the ability to resize all of the images in the buffer/frame,
> instead of eliminating them. Not finding such a feature, I thought
> I'd ask whether there might be a global image-display toggle.

Put a high-priority overlay with "display nil" property over the
buffer?  I have not tried it; it may do nothing or crash Emacs for all
that I know.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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