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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: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 20:58:46 +0000 (UTC)

monnier+gnu/address@hidden suggests

   ...  hide the first line by scrolling (rather than by
   narrow-to-region as is currently done), so that the deep info is
   readily available, although it's not annoyingly in-your-face like
   it is now.

This fails the `newbie' test.  Some years ago, when I first learned
about the `Info-top-node' command, I tried it.  (I still use it often,
to get to the main menu.)  You are suggesting that when a newbie first
looks at the beginning of an Info file, he or she not see an old style
header line in addition to its current header line ; but that when she
goes back to the beginning of an Info file, it look different from
what it was and show *two* nearly similer header lines.  

This will not work.  It will look like a bug.  Not only that, it will
be very hard to persuade people it is not a user-interface design
mistake.  It will be the kind of change that people will find wrong,

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

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