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Re: Proposal for an improved `help-for-help'

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: Re: Proposal for an improved `help-for-help'
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 10:11:24 -0500

Stefan Kangas <stefan@marxist.se> writes:

> Yuri Khan <yuri.v.khan@gmail.com> writes:
>> Is there a reason that help-for-help is page-scrollable with
>> Space/Backspace and C-v/M-v but not PageUp/PageDown, and
>> line-scrollable with the mouse wheel but not Up/Down arrow keys? A
>> newcomer will try those and be surprised by the help buffer silently
>> disappearing.

I have now done this on master.

>> Shift+Space should probably also act as “scroll a page back” on
>> terminals where this key is distinguishable.

Is that a common convention?  I'm testing man and less in xterm, and
they don't scroll up on Shift+Space.

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