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Re: The splash screens
Re: The splash screens
Tue, 21 Aug 2007 02:32:14 +0300
Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)
> How about the following layout, my comments inside parentheses. This
> is for the graphical splash screen:
> [image, if people think it should be there]
> GNU Emacs is one component of the GNU/Linux operating system.
> You can do basic editing with the menu bar and scroll bar using the mouse.
> To quit a partially entered command, type Control-g.
> Important Help menu items:
> Emacs Tutorial Learn how to use Emacs efficiently
> Emacs FAQ Frequently asked questions and answers
> View Emacs Manual View the Emacs manual using Info
> Emacs Guided Tour See http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/tour/
> to be added to the Help menu)
I'm not sure whether it's good to start the browser from the Help menu.
> (*btw, on my system, there seem to be a TAB character too much on the
> last two lines above, the descriptions are not lined up well)
This depends on the font size. I fixed this by changing tabs to one tab, and
setting tab-width to 22. Now descriptions are lined up regardless of font size.
> Useful tasks:
> Visit New File Specify a new file's name, to edit the file
> Open Home Directory Open your home directory, to operate on its files
> Open *scratch* buffer Open buffer for notes you don't want to save
> Customize Startup Change initialization settings including this
> Useful File menu items: (*do we need this section at all?)
> Exit Emacs (Or type Control-x followed by Control-c)
> Recover Crashed Session Recover files you were editing before a crash
> Absence of Warranty GNU Emacs comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
> Copying Conditions Conditions for redistributing and changing Emacs
> Getting New Versions How to obtain the latest version of Emacs
> More Manuals / Ordering Manuals Buying printed manuals from the FSF
Maybe instead of splitting the section "Important Help menu items",
we should move it completely to after the section "Useful tasks"?
The reason is that it would be more easy to reach the useful tasks
by pressing TAB (less keystrokes).
> This is GNU Emacs 126.96.36.199 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.10.3)
> of 2007-08-17 on localhost
> Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> If an Emacs session crashed recently, type Meta-x recover-session RET
> to recover the files you were editing.