When I open the Emacs info reader, the top directory node is really cluttered. It's difficult enough to navigate that it puts me off from using it. There are a few things that I can't figure out how to do that would simplify my life a great deal:
- Sorting by name. The entries seem to be sorted according to the order they are added, which means that an entry starting with Z comes before an entry starting with A if it is in a directory that comes earlier in
Info-directory-list. Can I change this so that I can browse in a sane manner?
- Change fill column. I understand there are complexities with hidden text, but the narrow fill column wastes a lot of vertical space. I see
Info-refill-paragraphsbut this doesn't do what I expect (or anything at all that I can see).
- Hide or reorganize entries. I understand the headings are set in the actual info files on my machine, but is there a way to modify this without editing each file? It's frustrating when I don't know if something will appear in "individual utilities" or "utilities" or "gnu utilities" or "network applications" or "basics" or "software development".