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bug#4960: 23.1.50; Please provide access to the tour on the Help menu; p

From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: bug#4960: 23.1.50; Please provide access to the tour on the Help menu; preferably ship it also
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 08:34:11 -0500

>>>>> "Lennart" == Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

    > On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 9:03 AM, Glenn Morris <address@hidden> wrote:
    >> Previous discussion:
    >> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-11/msg00120.html

    > There seemed to be a consensus to change part of the Help menu the
    > way Drew suggested:

    >   http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-11/msg00158.html

    > Though Stefan and someone else thought that a menu item that
    > opened something in a web browser felt a bit wrong. I never
    > understood why.  Is not that very common?

It may be common, but that doesn't mean it's good.  I find myself rather
unnerved when I go to a help Menu expecting to find some *help
documentation* and instead get sent to a website that acts mainly as

Of course in the case of Emacs it would be a link to something useful.
However, users should be made fully aware that they will be opening a
web browser.  And what would you do to make sure the browser is properly

Joel J. Adamson -- http://www.unc.edu/~adamsonj
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #3280, Coker Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280

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