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Re: C-h K and C-h F in the Help menu

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: C-h K and C-h F in the Help menu
Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 23:38:29 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

> I recently got some comments about the help menu in CVS Emacs from a
> long term Emacs user and fan (+15 y usage). One of the comments were
> that there are too many things in the help menu. I wonder if it could
> help if it was restructured a bit more again? Some suggestions for
> quick fixes:
> - Just one tutorial entry with two subentries:
>    Tutorial
>        Tutorial in English
>        Tutorial in other languages
> - Just one bug entry with two subentries:
>    Emacs Problems and Bugs
>        Emacs Known Problems
>        Send Bug Report

I don't think it worthwhile to make submenus with just two entries.

> - Just one about entry:
>    About Emacs
>        Welcome Screen
>        Copying Conditions
>        (Non)Warranty
>        Getting New Versions

Sounds reasonable.

> - Move "Find Emacs Packages" to under "Search Documentation"

Does not belong there.

> Another complaint was that the manual is not easily available in
> HTML which is the "standard" today. Could perhaps the Emacs Info
> node start with a link to a description of how to get the manual in
> HTML format?

Not a good idea since the navigation in HTML is much worse than in

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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