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Re: Eclipse 3.4 help system not working correctly on Ubuntu 7.10 [message #474112] Thu, 26 June 2008 12:28
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Hi Petter,

That image looks like the Help UI running in Basic UI mode. It is the
Advanced UI mode that gives the richer UI abilities (expand/collapse, etc).

The help system will show in Basic UI if the available browser is not an
advanced browser such as Firefox/Mozilla (or IE on Windows).

On Linux, Eclipse should be using the Mozilla widget. Somehow, it
doesn't look like that is working on your system.

You can try specifying "use external browser" in the Preferences - Help,
as another poster suggested. With that setting, Eclipse will try to find
your defined system browser and use it, and if it is Firefox/Mozilla,
then you'll get the advanced UI.

I'm adding newsgroup to this thread, as that
newsgroup covers the help system.

Best regards,
Lee Anne

Petter Holmström wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I downloaded Eclipse 3.4 yesterday and installed into by laptop running
> Ubuntu 7.10 (32-bit). Overall it seems to be working just fine, however
> the help system is not working properly.
> The only view that works as it should is the actual help text view. The
> TOC show up in large, unformatted text without the ability to collapse
> or expand individual topics (they are all expanded by default). The tabs
> at the bottom are completely missing. The back and forward navigation
> buttons are also missing, as is the quick search field at the top-left
> corner.
> On Windows, the help system works just fine. Any ideas what could have
> caused this problem?
> Thanks in advance,
> -Petter-
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