> I've found that using C-h c and then clicking on some part of the
> screen often tells me it's name. For example in this case I get
> <right-fringe> <mouse-1> (translated from <down-mouse-1> <mouse-1>)
> runs the command mouse-set-point
C-h c does a backspace and inserts a "c" for me...
C-\ c invokes describe-key-briefly, but when I click on the fringe, it
doesn't say anything about right-fringe in either the minibuffer or the
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>> It seems people rarely come up with "fringe" on their own, instead they
>> think of "border" or "margin".
> I thought about these myself, but the problem is, we already have
> other features that have these two words in their names. I'll see if
> I can come up with something nonetheless.
When I look up border in info, the first thing I find is
"An Emacs frame has an internal border and an external border. The
internal border is an extra strip of the background color around the
text portion of the frame."
This definition of internal border comes very close to fitting fringe, but
the fringe doesn't use the background color and doesn't completely surround
the text portion of the frame. Perhaps there could be a note at this point
in the documentation defining the fringe.