Reading man man I found out that the pager used by man can be overridden.
-P pager, --pager=pager Specify which output pager to use. By default, man uses less, falling back to cat if less is not found or is not executable. This option overrides the $MANPAGER environment variable, which in turn overrides the $PAGER environment variable. It is not used in conjunction with -f or -k. The value may be a simple command name or a command with arguments, and may use shell quoting (backslashes, single quotes, or double quotes). It may not use pipes to connect multiple commands; if you need that, use a wrapper script, which may take the file to display either as an argument or on standard input.
export MANPAGER="less -FirSwX"
And after closing
man you can still read the man page that you were reading.
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