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A very helpful comment led me to investigate :help mode-switching where after typing :help mode I used autocomplete to explore which additional help topics contained mode.

This was a very large number and now I wonder if :help provides something like apropos: return a list of all topics that contain a certain word in their title.

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You're probably looking for :helpgrep, which is mentioned in :help helphelp.

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  • To get the actual list I additionally need :cwindow, it seems. – guntbert Dec 27 '19 at 19:22
  • Well it fills the quickfix list @guntbert ; there is a location list variant as well. – D. Ben Knoble Dec 27 '19 at 21:33
  • btw: your improvements to my edit suggestions are not lost on me - I learn from them :+1 – guntbert Dec 28 '19 at 19:52
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    @guntbert 😃 glad to hear it! I for one am glad to see your touch-ups (even to old Qs), but I generally think edits are most useful if, while correcting (for example) a spelling mistake, I go over the rest of the post for formatting, clarity, etc. – D. Ben Knoble Dec 28 '19 at 20:10
  • I am certainly used to doing just that - but there are some nuances to the preferred style between different SE sites and I try to follow the fate of most of my suggestions - thx for being so thorough and for your patience. – guntbert Dec 28 '19 at 20:23
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To elaborate on @DBenKnoble answer, in VimHelp the asterisks are normally used to mark topics. So you can do

:helpgrep *mode-

To eliminate the most of "false positives".

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