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Re: Interactive guide for new users (was: Re: Gather a list of confusion

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Interactive guide for new users (was: Re: Gather a list of confusions beginner tend to have)
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 17:49:04 +0300

> Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 14:38:22 +0000
> cc: emacs-devel <emacs-devel@gnu.org>
> From: Gregory Heytings via "Emacs development discussions." 
> <emacs-devel@gnu.org>
> It should not just be "shorter", it should be *really* short.  I've just 
> read it again, for a new user it is almost useless.  I think the following 
> two keybindings would suffice: "C-x 1" and "C-g".  And perhaps the four 
> following ones to give the new user a sense of what using C-<something> 
> and M-<something> is: "M-f and M-b", "C-a and C-e".  Note that these four 
> keybindings are also on M-left and M-right and home and end, which is what 
> a new user would use (and it would work).
> I would perhaps also add "M-%", which is very useful and not documented in 
> the tutorial.

But the tutorial is not just about keybindings.  It explains a lot of
other turf, mainly the important concepts: buffer, window, mode line,

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