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Re: request: let Shift+Space scroll backward in info

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: request: let Shift+Space scroll backward in info
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 20:18:36 +0000

On 4 February 2016 at 20:06, Benno Schulenberg <address@hidden> wrote:
> I could have sworn that at one time or other Shift+Space would
> do the opposite of Space in the info reader: scroll a screenful
> backward instead of forward.  But maybe I've confused it with
> Tab -- Shift+Tab does the opposite of Tab: jump to the previous
> instead of the next reference.
> So the request is: could Shift+Space please do a backward scroll,
> the thing that some users will expect from a text browser?

I don't think it's possible. The terminal emulator would have to send
different bytes from those sent when the Space key is pressed, which
isn't the case. Same problem as Control-Shift-A and Control-A,
Control-I and Tab, and probably others as well.

> If that binding can be achieved with the .infokey file, please
> tell me how, because I can't figure it out from info info-stnd cus.

Only solution is to configure the terminal emulator to send a
different sequence for Shift-Space (e.g. Delete or Backspace) and make
sure that is bound instead.

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