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bug #58199: [Wish] the ability to temporarily "fold" lines

Submitter:  Seb <seb5903>
Submitted:  Sat 18 Apr 2020 12:12:10 PM UTC
Votes:  1  
Severity:  1 - Wish Status:  None
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
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Sun 10 May 2020 10:19:19 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Never used that feature, but it sounds really good (and not too hard to implement, and very straightforward to understand how it is supposed to work).

Peter Passchier <pepa65>
Mon 20 Apr 2020 09:48:40 AM UTC, comment #2: 

I didn't know about Alt+F. Interesting.

No, I'm not suggesting to change the current behaviour. My focus is on the folding feature, not the associated keystroke.

Seb <seb5903>
Sun 19 Apr 2020 09:38:25 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Interesting idea...  However, Alt+F is already taken: it invokes the formatter.  Are you proposing that Alt+F does something different when several lines are selected?

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Sat 18 Apr 2020 12:12:10 PM UTC, original submission:  

When writing or editing a file, the part I'm writing often uses or refers to earlier parts. These are often located "above" the screen which is awkward.

Vim, Emacs and IDEs have a feature for that: "folding" a bunch of lines so that they are reduced to one.

For instance, the lines to be hidden could be selected the usual way and then collapsed by hitting Alt-F (analog to zf in Vim).

Then a new line would be inserted containing something like "26 lines folded here, put the cursor on this line and press Alt-F to unfold".

Thanks for considering the idea!

Seb <seb5903>


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