ne’s menus are extremely straightforward. The suggested way of
learning their use is by trial and error, with a peek here and there
at this manual when some doubts arise.
You activate menus with the f1 key, or in case your keyboard does
not have such a key, Escape, Escape-Escape or any key
that is bound to the
Escape command. Move around the menus pressing
with the cursor keys, the Page Up and Page Down keys (which move to the first or
last menu item in a menu), and the Home and End keys (which move to the first or
last menus). You can also move around menus and menu items by
pressing the alphabetic keys; a lower case letter will move to the first
item in the current menu whose name starts with the given letter; an upper
case letter will move to the first menu whose name starts with the given
If you’ve activated the menus and you want to switch immediately to the command line, press the : key. The menus will clear and you’ll find yourself on the command line. See The Command Line.
Each menu item of
ne’s standard menu corresponds to a
single command. In explaining what each menu item allows you to
do, we shall simply refer you to the section that explains the command
relative to the menu item.
If you plan to change
ne’s menu (see Changing Menus), you should
take a look at the file default.menus that comes with
distribution. It contains a complete menu configuration that clones the standard