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RE: address@hidden: RE: add Help item to Text Properties menu-> Emacs ma

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: address@hidden: RE: add Help item to Text Properties menu-> Emacs manual node EditingFormat Information]
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 07:49:57 -0800

> What do people think about this proposed patch?
> Drew thinks that the Text Properties menu is hard to understand,
> and that an item to bring up the relevant section of the Emacs Manual
> would be useful.

> Here's a patch for #1. I just added a `Help' item; I didn't try any of the
> possible enhancements mentioned, which are beyond my ken and might need to
> be done with C, not Lisp.

FWIW, these are the possible enhancements that I mentioned, which we might
also think about:

> [Possible general enhancement: It would be good if users could,
> generally, click the title of a popup menu (e.g. Text Properties)
> to bring up the corresponding help in the manual. I've never seen
> that anywhere, but I think it would be helpful. Alternative, which
> would work for all menus, not just popups: Whenever a menu name or
> menu item is selected (inverse video), be able to click C-h or F1
> to bring up its help.]

IOW, just as you can do `C-h k' and choose a menu item to find something out
about it, so you could choose a menu or submenu itself to get help about it
(whan available).

This would extend help to non-leaf menu nodes (menus and submenus), and it
would also provide mofe help (open the manual) for leaf nodes (menu items).

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