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Re: Help Browser issue in 5.0.1 on Mac OS X

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  • Subject: [mg46485] Re: [mg46356] Help Browser issue in 5.0.1 on Mac OS X
  • From: John Browne <jbrowne at swin.edu.au>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 00:29:30 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200402161359.IAA20527@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Yes, this is very inconvenient. A simple work-around would be most 
welcome!


On 17/02/2004, at 12:59 AM, Mike wrote:

> 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?
>
____________________________
John Browne
School of Engineering and Science
Swinburne University of Technology


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