Steps to take to appreciate my befuddlement:
- Run Spacemacs.
- Press the space bar.
- This moves the mode line up, and in the area below the mode line (which I think is all called either the mini-window or the minibuffer), displays keys that the user might wish to press next in order to execute a command, e.g.
SPC → avy word,
TAB → last buffer, etc. Unfortunately, only 9 lines of these are shown (when Spacemacs is maximised; 10 lines if I go fullscreen), so some of the options are hidden on a second page. Below this, there is a line that reads,
SPC- Spacemacs root (1 of 2) [C-h paging/help].
- Press Ctrl+h.
- That last line now reads,
SPC- n → next page, p → previous page, u → undo-key, h → help, a → abort.
- Press n.
- Aha! Now we can see the second page's worth of options.
I'd like to make it unnecessary to have to press
SPC C-h n to see those remaining options. I figure this can be done by increasing the height of the area under the mode line, so that all the options can fit on one page.
- How can I do this? I've already tried increasing
0.5and reloading Spacemacs, but this didn't appear to make any difference at all.
- What is the correct terminology for the area that appears below the mode line when pressing the space bar in Spacemacs?