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Help Browser issue in 5.0.1 on Mac OS X

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  • Subject: [mg46356] Help Browser issue in 5.0.1 on Mac OS X
  • From: Mike <m.HoneychurcNOSPAMh at>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 08:59:57 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Queensland
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Has anyone noticed a (minor but irritating) bug in 5.0.1 Help Browser on Mac
OS X that wasn't present in 5.0.0?

The browser design in V5 seemed to have gone backward compared to V4 (on the
Mac front end at least). For example in 5.0.0:

Click on Add-ons& Links. The next column brings up the sub folders but no
scroll bar. You need to click on the bottom folder, in this case MathLink,
to bring up the scroll bar and access the folders below MathLink (such as
J/Link, webMathematica and so on. This was irritating.

Now in 5.0.1 the only way to access folders below MathLink in the help
browser is to search for a known folder, eg. By typing MSP and pressing go
the webMathematica folder appears along with a scroll bar in the Add-ons&
Links column. Something is clearly wrong with the Mac OS X HelpBrowser.

Are there any adjustments to the 'hidden' files that users can make to
correct this?

On another issue I've noticed that the frequency of crashes has increased
from virtually zero for 4.2 to regular enough to be noticeable with 5.0. I
haven't kept records or anything but I kinda feel like the crashes are
occurring more often when I have iTunes running (and perhaps when adding or
removing cell tags). Anyone else experiencing this?  (on Mac OS X 10.3.2)


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