Display items ahead when scrolling up/down the list

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I had tried that right away but found it a bit too tricky. Well, now I got it, it's nice.

BTW, I'd like to raise this to GUI but I need a good English caption for it. I'm tempted to call it "bow wave"... help!
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Maybe

Keep __ rows visible when scrolling list via keyboard

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It's hard to put in 2 or 3 words, but why not simply ScrollAhead, or ScrollAdvance, or Keyboard Scroll Ahead, or Keyboard Scroll Advance.

I noticed that on Pg Up and Pg Dn too. I'm glad it was mentioned.

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I think it's enough to offer values 0 to 7, okay?

Or maybe also -1 for vampires and other folks who like to be in the dark. :)
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I think it should allow any value. You can use, say, 50 or 100 to keep it near the middle of the window when scrolling in either direction (which I'm liking).

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Really? How many rows do you see maximally?
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I'm not sure what to call it, but have been toying with combinations of:
1) List, Scroll, Focus
with
2) Gutter, Buffer, Margin, Padding, Peek

Nothing sticks out yet.

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Another (luxury) problem is: where to put it in the config dialog? No space!!! :eh:
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admin wrote:Another (luxury) problem is: where to put it in the config dialog? No space!!! :eh:
The only place that seems appropriate is
Configuration | Controls and More | Miscellaneous
or possibly stretch to add it under
Configuration | Tree and List | Items in Tree and List

EDIT: Or break it into 2 options so that the user can configure it differently for Tree or List, but then you have to add two items to Configuration | Tree and List...

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Hm. It has to do with Type and with Ahead, so maybe under Configuration | Filters & Type Ahead Find | Type Ahead Find?
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admin wrote:Really? How many rows do you see maximally?
Currently 43, but could imagine that increasing in the future.

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Concerning the caption I found and like this:
http://pragmaticemacs.com/emacs/use-scr ... ur-cursor/

So I would call it "Scroll Margin", okay?

(And the key "KeyScrollMargins" fits nicely).

PS: something similar here called scroll-off:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9821 ... top-bottom
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the raise to gui is nice but the "jump to setting ..." does not find it yet, neither looking for "scroll" nor "margin"

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Yep, saw that and fixed it just 1 minute ago. :)
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:tup: Another nice addition - was missing this behavior. (in fact, I think I/someone might have wished for something like this earlier)

But, why not put this scroll margin setting in Controls and More | Miscellaneous?

I don't think Menu, Mouse, Safety is a fitting residence for this.
Also, you added a brandnew Useability header - it's a pretty generic name, and I can think of more than a handful options that can be better moved here.
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