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Re: Red `*' in *info* menus?

From: J Krugman
Subject: Re: Red `*' in *info* menus?
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 01:42:58 +0000 (UTC)
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In <address@hidden> Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:

>J Krugman wrote:
> > In the menus that come up when I do "C-h i", each available choice
> > (subtopic) starts with an asterisk.  Most of these asterisks are
> > rendered in the usual foreground color, but a few of them are
> > rendered in red.  What do the red asterisks mean?

> From the Expert node of the Info manual:

>|    If your display supports multiple fonts, and you are using Emacs'
>| Info mode to read Info files, the `*' for the fifth menu item stands
>| out, either in color or in some other attribute, such as underline, and
>| so is the `*' for the ninth item; this makes it easy to see at a glance
>| which number to use for an item.

Every multiple of 5 would make sense, but the 5-th and the 9-th???
That's so *weird* !!!  (Or there's a big-time Beethoven fan behind
this code.)

> > And, more importantly, how could I have answered this question for
> > myself using the online info system?  I searched for "[^a-z]red[^a-z]"
> > the "* Info:  (emacs-21/info)" subtree but nothing came up.

>Here's what I did: `M-x list-faces-display', then scan the *Faces*
>buffer for Info faces that are red; then click on info-menu-5 to see its
>doc string:

>| Face for the fifth and nineth `*' in an Info menu.

That's a good trick to know.  Thanks!


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