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Re: feature request for stand-alone info

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: feature request for stand-alone info
Date: Fri, 12 May 2017 22:17:14 +0200

On Fri, May 12, 2017, at 20:44, Gavin Smith wrote:
> In my opinion, the ability in Info to move the cursor independently
> of scrolling the node is unnecessary and confusing.

Hear hear!

> When a user tries
> typing Down at the start of a node and the cursor moves down one line,
> that is fairly useless:

That is somewhat of an understatement.  :)

> they probably wanted either to scroll the node
> or to move to the next link. I expect that it is too late to change 
> this, however.

I think that most users of info will be delighted when <Down> finally
does what they expect it to do: *scroll*.  (And if they expected it to
jump to the next link, they now immediately know that they will have
to use a different key for that.)

So no, it's not too late to make info do the right thing.

The best would be to let scroll-behavior affect also also the down-line
and up-line commands, and bind those by default to the arrow keys.


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