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Re: Making Emacs more newbie friendly


From: Steinar Børmer
Subject: Re: Making Emacs more newbie friendly
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 12:51:40 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/22.0.50 (berkeley-unix)

Eli Zaretskii wrote:

| > From: PT <address@hidden>
| > Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 15:52:33 +0100
| 
| > At least that's what the newbies tell me. ("Emacs? You have to know
| > a lot of long key combinations to use it. Too complicated.")
| 
| Whoever says that should be pointed to the menus.  I'd expect newbies
| to know that alredy, and use the menus (and most modern computer users
| are menu-bar kind of people anyway).

In fact, on startup GNU Emacs says:

  "You can do basic editing with the menu bar and scroll bar using the
  mouse".

Clearly visible as line two of the splash screen.  If you miss that,
then you're not trying very hard to learn your new tool.

-- 
SB


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