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Re: Is OpenUsability something for Emacs?

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Is OpenUsability something for Emacs?
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 12:30:14 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>     >  RS> One can't expect users to know about that command.  In order for
>     >  RS> that to be the solution to the no-mouse problem, something on the
>     >  RS> screen needs to say how to use it.
>     >
>     > Usability is about using things, not about learning to use
>     > things. Would you like to have every possible Emacs keybinding shown
>     > on the screen?
>     When you start up Emacs, it does display some basic keybindings, and
>     tells you how to get help.
> Perhaps also let the start-up screen explictly mention `C-h b'?  E.g.,
>   `C-h b' shows you all available key bindings in any buffer.

I don't think `C-h b' is useful for new users; it overwhelms with too
much information.  The current startup screen seems sufficient.

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