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Re: H in info-mode as another describe-mode?

From: N. Jackson
Subject: Re: H in info-mode as another describe-mode?
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 15:06:17 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

At 12:23 -0400 on Friday 2014-02-14, Karl Berry wrote:

> Hello Emacs folks.  Would you be ok with a change to make H in info-mode
> do describe-mode (it's currently unbound), plus mention it up front in
> the info.texi manual?

I feel this ought to go in "(info)Top" near where it currently says:

    If you are new to the Info reader and want to learn how to use it,
    type the command ‘h’ now.  It brings you to a programmed instruction

Something like the following sentence could be added, perhaps at the end
of that very paragraph:

    For a quick summary of key bindings type ‘?’ or ‘H’.

This could be very helpful (by saving users from spending hours in the
very low-information-density Info tutorial when they might be able to
find the commands they need in a few seconds from the summary of key

Note that the ‘?’ keybinding already works in both the Emacs Info viewer
and stand-alone Info. However it is not listed in the summary of key
bindings and maybe it ought to be?

Another thing: In the Emacs Info viewer, navigation in the summary of
key bindings is vexing. Scrolling with the mouse or with the cursor
(arrow) keys doesn't work, they just exit. Only SPC and S-SPC work.

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