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Re: feature request for stand-alone info

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: feature request for stand-alone info
Date: Mon, 15 May 2017 10:29:24 +0200

On Sun, May 14, 2017, at 21:30, Gavin Smith wrote:
> I'm still not sure about changing the default bindings for Up and Down,
> because I expect many people would not use Tab to move to the link they
> want, and would be used to holding down Down until the cursor is on the 
> link they want to follow, before pressing Return. It's not that 
> inefficient to do things that way, and such people might feel lost when
> the page scrolls instead.

Hmm...  True.  Somehow it is easier to press and hold <Down> for a
moment than it is to press and hold <Tab> for such a short while.

To accomodate those people, it might be an idea to bind <Right> to
move-to-next-xref and <Left> to move-to-prev-xref.

However, I would prefer it if <Left> and <Right> were bound to
prev-node and next-node, by default.  Then <Up> and <Down> scroll
through nodes, and <Left> and <Right> flip through the chapters.
(If these had been the bindings from the beginning, people would
have loved the info reader.)

Doing it this way almost makes it unnecessary to have menus: it
is much faster to type <Right> eight times than it is to do eight
<Tab>s followed by <Enter>.


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