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bug#37184: Browser-like Info-history button menu

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: bug#37184: Browser-like Info-history button menu
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 01:27:37 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> Clicking on the history back button with mouse-3 or holding mouse-1
>> in web browsers displays a menu with a list of previous/next visited pages.
>> The following patch implements the same in the tool-bar of Info-mode:
> Thanks, but please always accompany such changes with the relevant
> documentation: NEWS and possibly the manual.

Please see the documentation updates in the new patch:

diff --git a/doc/misc/info.texi b/doc/misc/info.texi
index cbdeaff50c..077e83e3c9 100644
--- a/doc/misc/info.texi
+++ b/doc/misc/info.texi
@@ -886,6 +886,14 @@ Help-Int
 to revisit nodes in the history list in the forward direction, so that
 @kbd{r} will return you to the node you came from by typing @kbd{l}.
+@cindex using tool-bar to navigate history
+  Clicking the mouse on the left arrow icon in the tool-bar while
+holding down the @key{CTRL} key in Emacs opens a menu of previously
+visited nodes: the same nodes that you can revisit by
+@code{Info-history-back}.  Selecting a node after clicking on the
+right arrow icon revisits the same nodes as available by
 @kindex L @r{(Info mode)}
 @findex Info-history
 @cindex history list of visited nodes
diff --git a/etc/NEWS b/etc/NEWS
index a03e2027a9..954ef2c146 100644
--- a/etc/NEWS
+++ b/etc/NEWS
@@ -953,6 +953,11 @@ early init file.
 ** Info
+*** Clicking on the left/right arrow icon in the Info tool-bar while
+holding the Ctrl key pops up a menu of previously visited Info nodes
+where you can select a node to go back (like in browsers).
 *** Info can now follow 'file://' protocol URLs.
 The 'file://' URLs in Info documents can now be followed by passing
diff --git a/lisp/info.el b/lisp/info.el
index 17a2d63e6d..e22466af87 100644
--- a/lisp/info.el
+++ b/lisp/info.el
@@ -4059,6 +4059,8 @@ Info-mode-map
     (define-key map [follow-link] 'mouse-face)
     (define-key map [XF86Back] 'Info-history-back)
     (define-key map [XF86Forward] 'Info-history-forward)
+    (define-key map [tool-bar C-Back\ in\ history] 'Info-history-back-menu)
+    (define-key map [tool-bar C-Forward\ in\ history] 
   "Keymap containing Info commands.")
@@ -4151,6 +4153,36 @@ info-tool-bar-map
                                   :vert-only t)
+(defun Info-history-menu (e name history command)
+  (let* ((i (length history))
+         (map (make-sparse-keymap name)))
+    (mapc (lambda (history)
+            (let ((file (nth 0 history))
+                  (node (nth 1 history)))
+              (when (stringp file)
+                (setq file (file-name-sans-extension
+                            (file-name-nondirectory file))))
+              (define-key map (vector (intern (format "history-%i" i)))
+                `(menu-item ,(format "(%s) %s" file node)
+                            (lambda ()
+                              (interactive)
+                              (dotimes (_ ,i) (call-interactively 
+            (setq i (1- i)))
+          (reverse history))
+    (let* ((selection (x-popup-menu e map))
+           (binding (and selection (lookup-key map (vector (car selection))))))
+      (if binding (call-interactively binding)))))
+(defun Info-history-back-menu (e)
+  "Pop up the menu with a list of previously visited Info nodes."
+  (interactive "e")
+  (Info-history-menu e "Back in history" Info-history 'Info-history-back))
+(defun Info-history-forward-menu (e)
+  "Pop up the menu with a list of Info nodes visited with ‘Info-history-back’."
+  (interactive "e")
+  (Info-history-menu e "Forward in history" Info-history-forward 
 (defvar Info-menu-last-node nil)
 ;; Last node the menu was created for.
 ;; Value is a list, (FILE-NAME NODE-NAME).

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