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Re: "What's This?" in Describe submenu

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: "What's This?" in Describe submenu
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 17:02:25 -0500 (CDT)

Eli Zaretskii wrote:

   Perhaps you should re-read the example I gave.  Here's the most
   important part of that text again:

     Click this to delete all cookies from your machine.

If the only useful thing that button does is delete all cookies from
your machine, then your example does not contradict what either Stefan
or I said.  My claim is that the user expects an overview of what the
area he clicked on is used for and how he has to use it.  If the only
meaningful thing he can do is click mouse-1 on it, _then_ it is
obviously equivalent with describe-key and then clicking mouse-1.
Otherwise, it is very different.

   > I can only try out the KDE version and that one feels definitely
   > completely different from describe-key.

   Can you give a couple of examples, please?

If after pressing "What's this?" in the KDE icon editor you single
click mouse-1 on Custom Colors, it tells you what you can do there, in
particular that you have to _double_ click on a box to edit the color.
define-key would just tell you that single clicking mouse-1 sets
point.  If you click on the Draw Grid, it tells you a bunch of stuff,
including what toolbar items are often useful when you are working in
this area.  You can click on several other areas and you get similar
descriptions.  All KDE application that I have tried and that support
"What's this", behave similarly.



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