Mathematica 9 is now available
Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums
-----
 /
MathGroup Archive
2004
*January
*February
*March
*April
*May
*June
*July
*August
*September
*October
*November
*December
*Archive Index
*Ask about this page
*Print this page
*Give us feedback
*Sign up for the Wolfram Insider

MathGroup Archive 2004

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: Re: Help Browser issue in 5.0.1 on Mac OS X

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg46540] Re: [mg46511] Re: Help Browser issue in 5.0.1 on Mac OS X
  • From: Dr Bob <drbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 11:27:45 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <BC5DF6C9.40DD%M.Honeychurch@mailbox.uq.edu.au>
  • Reply-to: drbob at bigfoot.com
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Am I certain what version I'm using? Well, no. But when I click on 
Mathematica>About Mathematica, the popup tells me the version is 5.0.1.0. 
I'm certain of THAT.

Bobby

On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 06:03:53 +1000, Mike Honeychurch 
<M.Honeychurch at mailbox.uq.edu.au> wrote:

> On 22/2/04 4:17 AM, "Dr Bob" <drbob at bigfoot.com> wrote:
>
>> Gary (or Mike?): I hadn't noticed the problem on my Mac/Panther machine 
>> (I
>> don't use it a lot), but now I see that vertical scroll bars don't 
>> appear
>> until I arrow down below the visible items. There's no need to search 
>> for
>> anything to make it happen; just a click at the bottom and one 
>> arrow-down
>> does it.
>
> Bob,
>
> Are you sure that you have 5.0.1 installed? What you describe is what 
> used
> to happen on my computer using 5.0.0 (Panther).  WRI tech support got 
> back
> to me and said it was a known bug that they are working on. No work 
> arounds
> at the moment.
>
>>
>> (But that IS annoying. I like using the wheel-mouse, and it doesn't work
>> until I make the scroll-bar appear.)
>>
>> Selwyn: On the WinXP machine, there are buttons above, and four columns.
>> On the Mac, the buttons occupy the first of FIVE columns (not four). On
>> either machine, maving Addons&Links to the second column would push
>> low-level NeuralNetworks topics off the screen.
>>
>> Bobby
>>
>> On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 11:20:54 -0500, Selwyn Hollis
>> <sh2.7183 at misspelled.erthlink.net> wrote:
>>
>>> Bobby,
>>>
>>> The OS X Help Browser does not have the buttons that the Windows 
>>> version
>>> has; those topics occupy the first of four columns.
>>>
>>> --Selwyn
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Feb 20, 2004, at 10:58 PM, Bobby R. Treat wrote:
>>>
>>>> Some applications (e.g. NeuralNetworks) use all three levels or
>>>> columns of help. Moving them to the right one column would lose the
>>>> detail. Or am I missing something?
>>>>
>>>> Bobby
>>>>
>>>> Selwyn Hollis <sh2.7183 at misspelled.erthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:<c14790$4d3$1 at smc.vnet.net>...
>>>>> Gary and Mike,
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm not sure whether the difference is between Mathematica 5.0 and
>>>>> 5.0.1 or between Jaguar and Panther. Previously, there was a problem
>>>>> with the horizontal scroll bar, and now there is a problem with
>>>>> vertical scroll bars.
>>>>>
>>>>> However, one thing you can do to improve the Help Browser is to
>>>>> edit/rearrange the BrowserCategories.m file that lives inside
>>>>> Mathematica 5.0/Documentation/English/AddOns. In particular, you can
>>>>> arrange for Standard Packages and Applications to appear at the top 
>>>>> of
>>>>> the second column.
>>>>>
>>>>> Here's what mine looks like:
>>>>>
>>>>> BrowserCategory["Add-ons", None,
>>>>> {
>>>>>      HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{"AddOns",
>>>>> "StandardPackages"}]}, False],
>>>>>
>>>>>      BrowserCategory["Applications",{
>>>>>      HelpDirectoryListing[AddOnHelpPath,
>>>>> {FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns", "Applications",
>>>>> "AuthorTools"}],
>>>>>          FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns", "Applications",
>>>>> "XMLCapabilities"}]}]
>>>>>          }],
>>>>>
>>>>>      Item[Delimiter],
>>>>>
>>>>>      HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, 
>>>>> "AddOns",
>>>>> "Applications", "AuthorTools"}]}, False, True],
>>>>>      HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, 
>>>>> "AddOns",
>>>>> "Applications", "XMLCapabilities"}]}, False, True],
>>>>>      HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{"AddOns", 
>>>>> "MathLink"}]},
>>>>> False],
>>>>>      HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, 
>>>>> "AddOns",
>>>>> "JLink"}]}, False, True],
>>>>>      HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, 
>>>>> "AddOns",
>>>>> "NETLink"}]}, False, True],
>>>>>      HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory,
>>>>> "AddOns"}]}, {FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns", "JLink"}],
>>>>>          FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns", "NETLink"}]}],
>>>>>
>>>>>      Item[Delimiter],
>>>>>
>>>>>      BrowserCategory["Working with Add-ons", None,
>>>>>      {
>>>>>        Item["Introduction", "InstallingPackages.nb",
>>>>> CopyTag->"AddOnsIntro", IndexTag->"Introduction"],
>>>>>        Item["Using Add-ons", "InstallingPackages.nb",
>>>>>              CopyTag->"UsingAddOns", IndexTag->"Using Add-ons"],
>>>>>        Item["Installing New Add-ons", "InstallingPackages.nb",
>>>>> CopyTag->"AddOnInstall", IndexTag->"Installing New Add-ons" ]
>>>>>      }]
>>>>> }]
>>>>>
>>>>> -----
>>>>> Selwyn Hollis
>>>>> http://www.math.armstrong.edu/faculty/hollis
>>>>> (edit reply-to to reply)
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Feb 19, 2004, at 3:02 AM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> On 2004-02-16 09:18:05 -0500, Mike <m.HoneychurcNOSPAMh at uq.edu.au>
>>>>>> said:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 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.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> We have seen the same thing here with 6 or 7 machines running 5.0.1
>>>>>> under Mac OS X 10.3.2.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Are there any adjustments to the 'hidden' files that users can make
>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>> correct this?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I hope someone can answer this one.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 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)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I must say that I haven't noticed any substantial instability.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> All the best,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -- Gary L. Gray
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>



  • Prev by Date: Re: Annotating Mathematica EPS files with Illustrator
  • Next by Date: Re: sharing packages between multiple installations
  • Previous by thread: Re: Help Browser issue in 5.0.1 on Mac OS X
  • Next by thread: AW: matrix operations