Many people find that reading screens of text page by page is made easier when one is able to indicate particular pieces of text with some kind of pointing device. Since this is the case, GNU Info (both the Emacs and standalone versions) have several commands which allow you to move the cursor about the screen. The notation used in this manual to describe keystrokes is identical to the notation used within the Emacs manual, and the GNU Readline manual. See section `Character Conventions' in the GNU Emacs Manual, if you are unfamilar with the notation.
The following table lists the basic cursor movement commands in Info.
Each entry consists of the key sequence you should type to execute the
cursor movement, the
M-x(2) command name (displayed in parentheses), and a short
description of what the command does. All of the cursor motion commands
can take an numeric argument (see section Miscellaneous Commands), to find out how to supply them. With a
numeric argument, the motion commands are simply executed that
many times; for example, a numeric argument of 4 given to
next-line causes the cursor to move down 4 lines. With a
negative numeric argument, the motion is reversed; an argument of -4
given to the
next-line command would cause the cursor to move
up 4 lines.
M-rmoves the cursor to the start of the line in the center of the window. With a numeric argument of n,
M-rmoves the cursor to the start of the nth line in the window.