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RE: Perhaps rearrange *Help* buffer a bit?

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Perhaps rearrange *Help* buffer a bit?
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:06:00 -0700 (PDT)

> I think its "'View in manual" button could be useful to
> general (and new) users.


Since 2011 library `help-fns+.el' has had that feature.

And it's user configurable - not just on/off, by
option `help-cross-reference-manuals':

1. Choose the list of manuals to search. Default:
   Emacs and Elisp manuals.

2. Choose whether to (a) search systematically,
   when `*Help*' is created, and add a `manuals'
   link only if search finds hits, or (b) always
   create a link, and search only when the link
   is followed.  Default: (b).

`C-h v help-cross-reference-manuals' shows this
(`manuals' is the added link):


help-cross-reference-manuals is a variable defined in `help-fns+.el'.
Its value is (("emacs" "elisp"))

Manuals to search, for a `*Help*' buffer link to the manuals.
A cons.

 The car is a list of manuals to search, or the symbol `all', to
  search all.  If nil, then do not create a cross-reference link.

 The cdr is a boolean:

  Non-`nil' means search the manuals, then create a cross-ref link:
        create it only if some search hits are found.

  `nil' means create a cross-ref link without searching manuals
        first (but only if there are some manuals to search).

You can customize this variable.

For more information check the manuals.

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