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Re: Patch to disable links line in *info* buffer

From: Robert J. Chassell
Subject: Re: Patch to disable links line in *info* buffer
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 22:30:13 +0000 (UTC)

There are two orthogonal questions regarding the header/links lines
in an *info* buffer:

  1. Should Emacs Info use up extra space in an Info display by
     showing a second line, a line that many people dislike?

  2. Should it be possible to copy the file name and node name of an
     Info file from a node seen in Info.

>From the comments, many people are against # 1, either because screen
space is valuable or because they dislike seeing a second line, or both.

As for # 2:  some people never seem to want to refer other people to
Info nodes.  They never tell people to RTFM, but I do.  

I set `Info-use-header-line' to `nil' in my .emacs file and copy the
lines that tell people the file name and node name.  (There is a
command for this using the fancy header lines that exist by default,
but I cannot remember it; I just copy the `non-header' line.)

Evidentally, the new-styule `header lines' are constructed to be like
mode lines, which cannot be copied and never have been able to be
copied.  (And I have never missed be unable to copy them.)  However,
since I often tell people to RTFM, I do copy the headers for Info

    Robert J. Chassell                  address@hidden
    Rattlesnake Enterprises             http://www.rattlesnake.com

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