Thanks to Mark and Artur for their feedback. We have one vote each way, so for 
the time being I won't change this.

People like Mark with smallish screens should be aware that the window menu now 
has a Show/Hide Journal item as well as Show/Hide Script. Even when I using a 
big screen, I use these a lot when I am doing proofs (I set PPLINELENGTH so 
that ProofPower formats things to use the full width of the journal window when 
the script window is hidden).

What I may do in a forthcoming version is add a toggle geometry item to the 
window menu so that the horizontal/vertical distinction can be made 



On 22 Jul 2011, at 16:03, Mark wrote:

> I use Xpp in 1-window mode for general text editing, and I also 2-window
> mode for developing scripts.  I want to develop my text with 80-character
> width, which is the industry standard.  Like many, I only have a 1280x800
> screen, and so horizontal mode means that the journal window is very
> squashed up if the script window stays at 80.  So I prefer vertical.
> I bet Phil is now going to show off about his new, super-hidef screen laptop
> and suggest horizontal mode... :)
> Mark.
> on 22/7/11 3:10 PM, Rob Arthan <> wrote:
>> I nearly always use Xpp with the following settings in
>> $HOME/app-defaults/Xpp
>> Xpp*script.rows:                        32
>> Xpp*script.columns:                     60
>> Xpp*script.background:                  white
>> Xpp*script.foreground:                  black
>> Xpp*journal.rows:                       32
>> Xpp*journal.columns:                    60
>> Xpp*namestring.columns:                 24
>> Xpp*journal.background:                 light blue
>> Xpp*journal.foreground:                 black
>> Xpp*journal.editable:                   true
>> Xpp*mainpanes.orientation:              HORIZONTAL
>> This differs from the "out of the box" default in laying out the windows
>> side-by-side and letting you bring up the command dialogue by trying to
> type
>> into the journal window. I am tempted to change the default settings to
> the
>> above - it looks a bit less like a standard Motif application, but it
> makes
>> much better use of modern screens (or at least modern screens that have a
>> landscape aspect ratio).
>> It would be nice to know what other people do before I commit to this
>> change. So please let me know your preferences.
>> Regards,
>> Rob.
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