Goheeca wrote:If the data are homogenous there is another possibility: turn on line wrapping & use the goal column. So you can easily jump on the same logical column of line. I know, it's not the answer you wanted to hear.
I don't quite follow what you are saying regarding data being homogeneous...
My real gripe with line wrapping is that the lines have positional data in similar columns and I need to see the vertical fields aligned. (These are propritary file formats used by EDI or Electronic Data Interchange)
I get the feeling that Emacs is mostly a programmers tool where you practice 80 column source code.
I wonder if the scroll bar on the side is actually controlled via an emacs function? I know it is GTK on Windows at work.
Perhaps there is a way to impliment a horizontal scrollbar as that is also a GTK widgit?
Don't get me wrong I love emacs though. Favorite editor.