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Re: how to not show images?

From: Lute Kamstra
Subject: Re: how to not show images?
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 10:49:26 +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.

Personally, I think that a user option that indiscriminately turns off
the display of all images is not very useful.  It could be useful that
certain Lisp programs like W3 don't display images, but this could
probably be better implemented by those Lisp programs themselves.

> You might want to select all of the text, without picking up the images, to
> send the text to some application.

Try it: images are not picked up now.

> You might be accessing a bunch of documents remotely, and don't want to deal
> with the load time (as you mentioned).

The only example I can think of is a web browser implemented in Lisp.
But in that case not displaying images is not enough, they shouldn't be
downloaded either.  So such an options should be implemented by the
the browser itself.

> You might want to copy+paste to an application, without including the
> images.

You already mentioned that.  Try it: images aren't included.

> One trivial use I would make of this right now is for my thumbnail frames
> ( I shrink frames
> by changing the frame font size, but images don't shrink accordingly. For
> the speedbar frame I just turn off image display during thumbification, for
> now. (For the same reason, I remove the menu-bar, tool-bar, and scroll-bar.
> In Emacs 20, I leave the scroll bar: it shrinks nicely and is still
> functional.)
> 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.

So why don't you post to emacs-devel and ask for the ability to resize
all of the images in a buffer.  Mentioning how you will use such a
feature will probably help to motivate people to implement it.


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