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Help not too helpful [message #667551] Fri, 29 April 2011 09:51 Go to next message
Dave  is currently offline Dave
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Registered: April 2011
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I wanted help with something, and the help page told me to go to this or that preferences page. I went there, and then tried to go back to the help page to read the rest. I couldn't - to be able to read the remaining help information I had to close the Preferences dialog. Then I could access the help.

I ended up grabbing a screen shot of the help page and pasting it into MS Word and used that.

Is this REALLY necessary ? Is it really true that you can not view Help at the same time as Preferences ? Seems a bit restrictive to me. Down right quirky.

Oh, and while I'm here, I found that if I click on the "-" sign icons in these forums, the list collapses if there was one. Clicking the newly appeared "+" sign merely changes the "+" back to a "-" - it does not expand the list. This behavior was found in Windows 7/IE 8. Works ok on Firefox, but then firefox wont let me open images when browsing through our ClearQuest DB while on my Linux box, though it works fine in Windows 7.

Thank you
I guess the moral of the story is that one needs a wide array of overlapping and similar applications in order to be able to do what they wish to do.

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Re: Help not too helpful [message #667556 is a reply to message #667551] Fri, 29 April 2011 10:20 Go to previous message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric Rizzo
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Registered: July 2009
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On 4/29/11 9:51 AM, Dave wrote:
> I wanted help with something, and the help page told me to go to this or
> that preferences page. I went there, and then tried to go back to the
> help page to read the rest. I couldn't To be able to read the remaining
> help information I had to close the Preferences dialog. Then I could
> access the help.
> I ended up grabbing a screen shot of the help page and pasting it into
> MS Word and used that.
> Is this REALLY necessary ? Is it really true that you can not view Help
> at the same time as Preferences ? Seems a bit restrictive to me. Down
> right quirky.

There are many ways in which to open Help and they can result in the
Help contents being displayed in different places, so it's tough to give
specific advice. But it is possible to view the Eclipse Help in your
browser, which allows you to do anything in the Eclipse UI at the same
time as viewing help. Open the Eclipse Preferences and look in the Help
section; you'll see the options that control how Help is displayed.

Eric
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