There is some manual I have accessed before on Emacs that described how to navigate the documentation and also how it was constructed. However, I have forgotten how to get there.

From memory, the documentation outlines:

  • What 'Top', 'Next', 'Previous' mean and how to action them
  • What nodes and sub-nodes are
  • How using <SPC> will ensure you don't skip sub-nodes

Would anybody know how to get there again?

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Typing h while browsing info brings up the relevant manual.

  • Thank you so much @DoMiNeLa10! I never would have figured that out again without trawling through the history of documents I read a few days ago. Aug 26, 2017 at 8:51
  • Also type d at any time in the info reader to jump to the main directory node, which provides this and other helpful tips at the top.
    – phils
    Aug 26, 2017 at 9:05

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