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Re: the actions of the spacebar differ in GNU Emacs info [bad] and comma

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: the actions of the spacebar differ in GNU Emacs info [bad] and command line info [good]
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 10:51:59 +0200 (IST)

On Wed, 20 Dec 2000, Deepak Goel wrote:

> I was using emacs20.3.1 on a terminal (23 lines?) today to view the
> info-turorial.
> The 3rd screen is a long one.  And there is a lot of text after  the 
> * Menu.
> You never get to see that text if u use spacebar. Speacebar simply
> skips over to the next node.
> that surely was annoying. Is that a bug?

Thank you for your report.

This is not a bug, it's perhaps a missing feature (a possibility to
force Info mode to behave like the stand-alone reader).  The current
behavior is the intended behavior, it was a result of a long reasearch
of user preferences and lots of tuning.  Its rationale is that in a
node with a very long menu, there's not much sense to let the user go
through all that menu just to get to the first subnode.

The next version of Emacs will have an option to make Info in Emacs
behave like the stand-alone reader: you are taken to the first subnode
only after hitting the bottom of the present node.

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