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bug#4960: 23.1.50; Please provide access to the tour on the Help menu;


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#4960: 23.1.50; Please provide access to the tour on the Help menu; preferably ship it also
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 15:06:10 +0100

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 2:34 PM, Joel J. Adamson <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>>>> "Lennart" == Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:
>
>    > On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 9:03 AM, Glenn Morris <address@hidden> wrote:
>    >> Previous discussion:
>    >>
>    >> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-11/msg00120.html
>
>    > There seemed to be a consensus to change part of the Help menu the
>    > way Drew suggested:
>
>    >   http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-11/msg00158.html
>
>    > Though Stefan and someone else thought that a menu item that
>    > opened something in a web browser felt a bit wrong. I never
>    > understood why.  Is not that very common?
>
> It may be common, but that doesn't mean it's good.  I find myself rather
> unnerved when I go to a help Menu expecting to find some *help
> documentation* and instead get sent to a website that acts mainly as
> advertisement.
>
> Of course in the case of Emacs it would be a link to something useful.
> However, users should be made fully aware that they will be opening a
> web browser.  And what would you do to make sure the browser is properly
> configured?


Maybe show the link in the menu title too or at least in the tool tip?
Since it is an official Emacs site people do not have to worry. And if
the link is displayed in the message buffer when trying to open the
site then it is easy to paste it if opening the web browser fails.






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