Commit a67cf2bb authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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(Help Echo): Cleanups.

parent a2e0b5dd
2007-11-26 Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
* help.texi (Help Echo): Cleanups.
2007-11-23 Mark A. Hershberger <mah@everybody.org>
* nxml-mode.texi: Move to ../misc.
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......@@ -642,23 +642,23 @@ Emacs (@code{describe-no-warranty}).
@cindex tooltips
@cindex balloon help
When text is ``active'', so that you can select it with the mouse or a
key like @kbd{RET}, it often has associated help text. For instance,
most parts of the mode line have help text. On graphical displays, the
help text is displayed as a ``tooltip'' (sometimes known as ``balloon
help'') when you move the mouse over the active text. @xref{Tooltips}.
On some systems, it is shown in the echo area. On text-only terminals,
if Emacs cannot follow the mouse, it cannot show the help text when the
mouse is over active text.
When text on the screen is ``active'', so that it does something
special in response to mouse clicks or @kbd{RET}, it often has associated
help text. For instance, most parts of the mode line have help text. On
terminals that support mouse tracking, Emacs displays the help text as a
``tooltip'' (sometimes known as ``balloon help'') or in the echo area,
whenever you leave the mouse stationary over the active text.
@xref{Tooltips}.
@kindex C-h .
@findex display-local-help
@vindex help-at-pt-display-when-idle
You can also access help text for active text using the keyboard.
The command @kbd{C-h .} (@code{display-local-help}) displays any help
text associated with the text at point, using the echo area. If you
want help text to be displayed automatically whenever it is available at
point, set the variable @code{help-at-pt-display-when-idle} to @code{t}.
If your terminal doesn't support mouse-tracking, you can display the
help text for active buffer text using the keyboard. @kbd{C-h .}
(@code{display-local-help}) displays any help text associated with the
character after point, using the echo area. To display help text
automatically whenever it is available on the character after point, set
the variable @code{help-at-pt-display-when-idle} to @code{t}.
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