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Re: RTFM Was: M-x goto-line binding

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: RTFM Was: M-x goto-line binding
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 12:29:13 +0200 (IST)

On 7 Jan 2001, Jari Aalto+mail.emacs wrote:

> Would tou kindly see it from other perspective too? Could you
> consider changing the *scratch* default buffer?

Why not?  Even Notepad (God forbid!) starts with "UNTITLED".

> The moral is whom is Emacs still geared to? I would like to see
> more to the "first time user" and to get them started with Emacs.
> Currently I can't, because it's too much something they haven't
> got used to, I'm sorry to report that.

A user should click "File->Open" to begin editing.  Then it will have 
whatever mode is appropriate.  Just tell them to use the menu bar, that's 
what it is there for.

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