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From: Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com>
To: Org Mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: PROPOSAL: Bind `org-fold-hide-subtree' by default in Org Mode.
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2023 01:29:12 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87k00aw43b.fsf@red-bean.com> (raw)

Hey everyone, is there a reason we don't bind 
`org-fold-hide-subtree' by default in Org Mode?

I bind it to C-<tab> and now find this to be one of the most 
useful keybindings in Org Mode.  I suspect my workflow is pretty 

The use case is simple:

When reading material within a certain heading level, one often 
decides that one is done with that section (and therefore done 
with everything inside it -- including anything at deeper levels 
of nesting).  So one just folds the entire subtree around point 
and moves on, without changing the visibility of any of the 
sibling-or-higher subtrees around it (because often the next place 
one is going is one of them).

This is one of my most frequent actions in Org Mode.  In fact, I 
think it might be the most common Org Mode command I run.

It seems like an obvious thing have bound to a key, and yet Org 
Mode doesn't bind it by default.  Should we?

(I put it on "C-<tab>" because that's normally unbound in Org 
Mode, and because so many of the Org Mode cycling commands involve 
modified tab already.  But I don't feel strongly about the 
particular key, as long as it's fast to type; maybe there's a 
better key available.)

I looked for prior discussion about this in the archives and 
didn't find anything: 

Best regards,

             reply	other threads:[~2023-02-22  7:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-02-22  7:29 Karl Fogel [this message]
2023-02-22 15:57 ` PROPOSAL: Bind `org-fold-hide-subtree' by default in Org Mode Max Nikulin
2023-02-22 17:01   ` Karl Fogel
2023-02-23  2:35     ` Max Nikulin
2023-02-23  4:48       ` Samuel Wales
2023-02-25  8:01         ` Key binding in help (was: Re: PROPOSAL: Bind `org-fold-hide-subtree' by default in Org Mode.) Max Nikulin
2023-02-25 23:32           ` Samuel Wales
2023-03-08 15:27             ` Max Nikulin
2023-02-23 19:02       ` PROPOSAL: Bind `org-fold-hide-subtree' by default in Org Mode Karl Fogel
2023-02-25  0:13         ` Karl Fogel
2023-02-25 11:26           ` Max Nikulin
2023-02-25 17:33             ` Karl Fogel

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