Normally, thanks to the power of Evil, I can use the Vim gg command to go to the beginning of a buffer. When browsing info, however, typing g brings up a "Go to node: " prompt. I don't even know what this prompt means. How can I circumvent this and run my gg? Or is there a better way I am supposed to return to the beginning of an info buffer?

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You can simply delete the g binding to let the evil one shine through:

(define-key Info-mode-map "g" nil)
  • Thanks! Could you add more general information about problems with Evil mode in info (or where I can find said information)?
    – Sam Estep
    Aug 4, 2015 at 3:34
  • @RedRoboHood I'm not entirely sure what you mean. (I have a vague notion, but could you clarify?)
    – PythonNut
    Aug 4, 2015 at 3:45
  • Basically, I was just surprised that such a basic Evil mode command was overridden by a default binding in info mode, and I'm looking for a list of other such cases.
    – Sam Estep
    Aug 4, 2015 at 12:31
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    @RedRoboHood evil-motion-state binds only keys that Info-mode doesn't bind. If you would rather evil-mode override all keys, use (evil-set-initial-state 'Info-mode 'normal)
    – PythonNut
    Aug 4, 2015 at 15:45

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