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Re: search from within an help page [message #471461] Sun, 20 January 2008 17:43 Go to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: nospam_kowalskilee.gmail.com

Lorenzo Bettini wrote:
> Hi
>
> when I use the eclipse help system, I can enter a topic to search for;
> but when I get to a page in the help, there's no way to perform a search
> in that specific page... am I missing something, or is it a missing
> feature?
>
> thanks in advance
> Lorenzo
>

Hi Lorenzo,

You are correct that there is no feature in the Eclipse help for the
action "Search in this topic". I mean, there is no icon or button to do
that action, like there is a "Show in Table of Contents" button.

If you would like such a feature, you can open a request for enhancement
(RFE) at Eclipse Bugzilla:
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/query.cgi
Choose Classification = Eclipse, Product = Platform, and Component =
User Assistance.

If you are usually looking at the help contents in an external window
(like from doing menu Help->Help Contents in the Eclipse IDE), you can
do these steps to find something in the topic:

a. Set the Help preference to "Use external browser" (using
Window->Preferences and the Help preferences settings).
This will have Help->Help Contents action open your system browser and
the help contents in that browser (e.g, IE or Firefox).

Then, with the help opened in the system browser, you can use the
browser's Find to find text in a topic, by:

b. Maximize the right hand topic side of the help window, by clicking
the "Maximize" icon that's at the right hand side of the help icon
button row above the topic. That will make the browser have the whole
topic frame without the navigation frame.

c. Then use Edit->Find in this page (Firefox) to put in your text to
find in that topic page.

Hope this helps,
--Lee Anne
Re: search from within an help page [message #471464 is a reply to message #471461] Mon, 21 January 2008 12:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lorenzo Bettini is currently offline Lorenzo Bettini
Messages: 1368
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Lee Anne wrote:
> Lorenzo Bettini wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> when I use the eclipse help system, I can enter a topic to search for;
>> but when I get to a page in the help, there's no way to perform a
>> search in that specific page... am I missing something, or is it a
>> missing feature?
>>
>> thanks in advance
>> Lorenzo
>>
>
> Hi Lorenzo,
>
> You are correct that there is no feature in the Eclipse help for the
> action "Search in this topic". I mean, there is no icon or button to do
> that action, like there is a "Show in Table of Contents" button.
>
> If you would like such a feature, you can open a request for enhancement
> (RFE) at Eclipse Bugzilla:
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/query.cgi
> Choose Classification = Eclipse, Product = Platform, and Component =
> User Assistance.
>
> If you are usually looking at the help contents in an external window
> (like from doing menu Help->Help Contents in the Eclipse IDE), you can
> do these steps to find something in the topic:
>
> a. Set the Help preference to "Use external browser" (using
> Window->Preferences and the Help preferences settings).
> This will have Help->Help Contents action open your system browser and
> the help contents in that browser (e.g, IE or Firefox).
>
> Then, with the help opened in the system browser, you can use the
> browser's Find to find text in a topic, by:
>
> b. Maximize the right hand topic side of the help window, by clicking
> the "Maximize" icon that's at the right hand side of the help icon
> button row above the topic. That will make the browser have the whole
> topic frame without the navigation frame.
>
> c. Then use Edit->Find in this page (Firefox) to put in your text to
> find in that topic page.
>
> Hope this helps,
> --Lee Anne

Hi Lee Anne

thanks for the suggestion.

entering a feature enhancement request is just the same as submitting a
bug, isn't it?

thanks
Lorenzo
Re: search from within an help page [message #471465 is a reply to message #471464] Mon, 21 January 2008 15:16 Go to previous message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: nospam_kowalskilee.gmail.com

Hi Lorenzo,

Actually, it looks like they updated the Eclipse Bugzilla web pages to
have a form that's for enhancements (vs bugs):

https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/enter_feature.cgi

In that first page, you'd choose "Platform", and then it goes to the
form to fill out.

It looks like the distinction is that the Severity field gets set to
"enhancement" for a request of a function that doesn't currently exist.

Hope this helps,
--Lee Anne

Lorenzo Bettini wrote:
> Lee Anne wrote:
>> Lorenzo Bettini wrote:
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> when I use the eclipse help system, I can enter a topic to search
>>> for; but when I get to a page in the help, there's no way to perform
>>> a search in that specific page... am I missing something, or is it a
>>> missing feature?
>>>
>>> thanks in advance
>>> Lorenzo
>>>
>>
>> Hi Lorenzo,
>>
>> You are correct that there is no feature in the Eclipse help for the
>> action "Search in this topic". I mean, there is no icon or button to
>> do that action, like there is a "Show in Table of Contents" button.
>>
>> If you would like such a feature, you can open a request for
>> enhancement (RFE) at Eclipse Bugzilla:
>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/query.cgi
>> Choose Classification = Eclipse, Product = Platform, and Component =
>> User Assistance.
>>
>> If you are usually looking at the help contents in an external window
>> (like from doing menu Help->Help Contents in the Eclipse IDE), you can
>> do these steps to find something in the topic:
>>
>> a. Set the Help preference to "Use external browser" (using
>> Window->Preferences and the Help preferences settings).
>> This will have Help->Help Contents action open your system browser and
>> the help contents in that browser (e.g, IE or Firefox).
>>
>> Then, with the help opened in the system browser, you can use the
>> browser's Find to find text in a topic, by:
>>
>> b. Maximize the right hand topic side of the help window, by clicking
>> the "Maximize" icon that's at the right hand side of the help icon
>> button row above the topic. That will make the browser have the whole
>> topic frame without the navigation frame.
>>
>> c. Then use Edit->Find in this page (Firefox) to put in your text to
>> find in that topic page.
>>
>> Hope this helps,
>> --Lee Anne
>
> Hi Lee Anne
>
> thanks for the suggestion.
>
> entering a feature enhancement request is just the same as submitting a
> bug, isn't it?
>
> thanks
> Lorenzo
Re: search from within an help page [message #606961 is a reply to message #471461] Mon, 21 January 2008 12:39 Go to previous message
Lorenzo Bettini is currently offline Lorenzo Bettini
Messages: 1368
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Lee Anne wrote:
> Lorenzo Bettini wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> when I use the eclipse help system, I can enter a topic to search for;
>> but when I get to a page in the help, there's no way to perform a
>> search in that specific page... am I missing something, or is it a
>> missing feature?
>>
>> thanks in advance
>> Lorenzo
>>
>
> Hi Lorenzo,
>
> You are correct that there is no feature in the Eclipse help for the
> action "Search in this topic". I mean, there is no icon or button to do
> that action, like there is a "Show in Table of Contents" button.
>
> If you would like such a feature, you can open a request for enhancement
> (RFE) at Eclipse Bugzilla:
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/query.cgi
> Choose Classification = Eclipse, Product = Platform, and Component =
> User Assistance.
>
> If you are usually looking at the help contents in an external window
> (like from doing menu Help->Help Contents in the Eclipse IDE), you can
> do these steps to find something in the topic:
>
> a. Set the Help preference to "Use external browser" (using
> Window->Preferences and the Help preferences settings).
> This will have Help->Help Contents action open your system browser and
> the help contents in that browser (e.g, IE or Firefox).
>
> Then, with the help opened in the system browser, you can use the
> browser's Find to find text in a topic, by:
>
> b. Maximize the right hand topic side of the help window, by clicking
> the "Maximize" icon that's at the right hand side of the help icon
> button row above the topic. That will make the browser have the whole
> topic frame without the navigation frame.
>
> c. Then use Edit->Find in this page (Firefox) to put in your text to
> find in that topic page.
>
> Hope this helps,
> --Lee Anne

Hi Lee Anne

thanks for the suggestion.

entering a feature enhancement request is just the same as submitting a
bug, isn't it?

thanks
Lorenzo
Re: search from within an help page [message #606964 is a reply to message #471464] Mon, 21 January 2008 15:16 Go to previous message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: nospam_kowalskilee.gmail.com

Hi Lorenzo,

Actually, it looks like they updated the Eclipse Bugzilla web pages to
have a form that's for enhancements (vs bugs):

https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/enter_feature.cgi

In that first page, you'd choose "Platform", and then it goes to the
form to fill out.

It looks like the distinction is that the Severity field gets set to
"enhancement" for a request of a function that doesn't currently exist.

Hope this helps,
--Lee Anne

Lorenzo Bettini wrote:
> Lee Anne wrote:
>> Lorenzo Bettini wrote:
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> when I use the eclipse help system, I can enter a topic to search
>>> for; but when I get to a page in the help, there's no way to perform
>>> a search in that specific page... am I missing something, or is it a
>>> missing feature?
>>>
>>> thanks in advance
>>> Lorenzo
>>>
>>
>> Hi Lorenzo,
>>
>> You are correct that there is no feature in the Eclipse help for the
>> action "Search in this topic". I mean, there is no icon or button to
>> do that action, like there is a "Show in Table of Contents" button.
>>
>> If you would like such a feature, you can open a request for
>> enhancement (RFE) at Eclipse Bugzilla:
>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/query.cgi
>> Choose Classification = Eclipse, Product = Platform, and Component =
>> User Assistance.
>>
>> If you are usually looking at the help contents in an external window
>> (like from doing menu Help->Help Contents in the Eclipse IDE), you can
>> do these steps to find something in the topic:
>>
>> a. Set the Help preference to "Use external browser" (using
>> Window->Preferences and the Help preferences settings).
>> This will have Help->Help Contents action open your system browser and
>> the help contents in that browser (e.g, IE or Firefox).
>>
>> Then, with the help opened in the system browser, you can use the
>> browser's Find to find text in a topic, by:
>>
>> b. Maximize the right hand topic side of the help window, by clicking
>> the "Maximize" icon that's at the right hand side of the help icon
>> button row above the topic. That will make the browser have the whole
>> topic frame without the navigation frame.
>>
>> c. Then use Edit->Find in this page (Firefox) to put in your text to
>> find in that topic page.
>>
>> Hope this helps,
>> --Lee Anne
>
> Hi Lee Anne
>
> thanks for the suggestion.
>
> entering a feature enhancement request is just the same as submitting a
> bug, isn't it?
>
> thanks
> Lorenzo
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