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Re: Adding a "quick-help" menu

From: Sean Whitton
Subject: Re: Adding a "quick-help" menu
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 09:11:34 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)


On Fri 16 Sep 2022 at 03:43PM GMT, Philip Kaludercic wrote:

> There is a fork of mg (MicroEmacs)[0] that binds C-h q to a command that
> pops up a buffer with these contents:
> FILE             BUFFER          WINDOW           MARK/KILL       MISC
> C-x C-c  exit    C-x C-k close   C-0   only other C-space  mark   C-_ undo
> C-x C-f  find    C-x k   other   C-1   only this  C-w      wipe   C-s search
> C-x C-s  save    C-x C-b list    C-2   split two  C-k      close  C-r r-search
> C-x s    all     C-x b   switch  C-x ^ enlarge    C-y      yank   M-% replace
> C-x i    insert  C-x g   goto ln C-x o other win  C-x C-x  swap   M-q reformat
> ______________________________________________________________________________
> C-h q  toggle quick help  |  C-h t  show tutorial  |  C-h b  show key bindings
> I notice that in GNU Emacs C-h q is bound to `help-quit', which does
> nothing if you are not in the help command loop.  Would having a
> "quick-help" menu along these lines for common operations make sense for
> GNU Emacs as well?

I guess we should ask some newbies.

Sean Whitton

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