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Is there a way that I can read the Gimp help pages without using the mouse? There are those nice arrows at top and bottom and the home symbol at the bottom. I can click on them, of course, but what I want to do is to, say, move to the next page, move up in the topic tree, or move to help home using just the keyboard.
I care about this because I find it both awkward and irritating to constantly switch my focus between the keyboard and the mouse, and scrolling down using just the mouse, while possible, is in itself awkward compared to using the up and down arrows. The Firefox keyboard shortcuts don't solve the problem in any obvious way (I've looked at them).
There's lots of help on Gimp around, but I can't find help on Gimp help.
You and I apparently have very setups in our respective Suse installations. In mine, in the Gimp, I press F1 for help (which opens in Firefox). I then use tab to move down the table of contents, shift+tab to move up, and <enter> to view the help topic I want.
Yes, those keys work nicely for navigating the table of contents. But they don't work that way in the actual help pages with text on them, as far as I can tell. I can get to the two top arrows with tab and enter: tab-enter gets the left arrow and moves to the structurally previous page, while tab-tab-enter gets the right arrow and moves to the structurally next page. But I haven't found anything like that for getting to the home page, symbolized by the house at the bottom.
Aha! There are two versions of help, the built-in one and the online one. The online one is the definitive one (see Appendix D of the built-in one -- and correct the URL there to change http to http:). You were looking at the built-in one, which indeed works as you say, but is not quite as reliable.