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bug #59110: in the tiny version, "^G Help" should not be shown

Submitter:  Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Submitted:  Sun 13 Sep 2020 09:33:48 AM UTC
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  Fixed
Assigned to:  bens Open/Closed:  Closed

Fri 18 Sep 2020 02:41:21 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Fixed in git, commit 07b5d97a, by showing "^L Refresh" instead.  The latter keystroke is not very useful, but... rearranging things to look like this:

^O Write Out ^R Read File ^W Where Is  M-W Next     ^K Cut   ...
^X Exit      ^C Location  ^\ Replace   M-G Go To Lin^U Paste ...

... Nah.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Administrator
Sun 13 Sep 2020 09:33:48 AM UTC, original submission:  

To reproduce, configure nano with --enable-tiny, compile, and run 'src/nano'.  See that the first item on the help lines is "^G Help".  Now type ^G.  See that it says: "[ Help is not available ]".  This is silly.  When no help is available, nano should simply not show the ^G keystroke.  It should instead show a keystroke that works and is useful.

Now type ^R or ^O.  See that it says just "^G Help" and "^C Cancel".  But typing ^G just beeps (or does nothing if there is no audio feedback).  Type ^C ^W.  Also there "^G Help" is shown, but it does nothing.

Expected behavior: when no help texts are available, the ^G keystroke should not be shown.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Administrator


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2020-10-08 bens Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2020-09-18 bens StatusIn Progress Fixed
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