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Re: M-x custom: *PLEASE*, someone, have it build an INDEX (as in *info*)

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: M-x custom: *PLEASE*, someone, have it build an INDEX (as in *info*)
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 20:31:13 -0700
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David Combs wrote:
Unlike most everyone else, I find "custom" basically UNUSABLE.

(Actually, I'd much prefer a super-LONG edit-options -- at least
I could run M-x occur on it, see where things were.

This custom thing -- I have no idea where things are, how far
down I have to go.

Maybe if someone could code it to draw one HUGE tree (lying on its
side, of course), but the current scheme doesn't work for me.

So, an INDEX would help -- each one being a LINK to the thing
it's about.  Custom would make the index each time it started up.

Why not `M-x apropos-variable' to generate the *Apropos* buffer as a
virtual index?  Then click on one of the links to display the *Help*
buffer for any variable, which has a link to customize the variable.

Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA

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