Documentation Talk:Play HowTo/Basic Use 0.8

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This user documentation for the VLC Player is woefully inadequate. For example, it appears to be possible to take snapshots with the VLC Player, since there is a "snapshot" button in the Video menu, but the Play HowTo/Basic Use page does not even mention the word "snapshot." Clicking the snapshot button has no visible effect other than displaying a snapshot in the upper left hand corner, which then slowly fades out.

A search on "snapshot" produces some hits in the FAQ category that look like they might give the answer, but clicking on the FAQ category simply goes to a page that gives references to the MediaWiki FAQ page, which gives lots of useful information about using MediaWiki, but none about using VLC.

Usually a HowTo guide goes through all the items in all the menus and explains how each one works, but this guide does not do that. Is this a conscious policy, or is it because no one has yet found the time to do it?