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Re: RE: Help Browser

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  • Subject: [mg48569] Re: [mg48522] RE: [mg48504] Help Browser
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 07:19:16 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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  • Reply-to: murray at
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Even more useful would be the ability to customize the entire 
Mathematica menu.  (Lots of software allows that.)

David Park wrote:

> But in Version 4 Mathematica Add-Ons could be choosen from the Help menu,
> and there were are a few other useful choices. These have now been
> eliminated and replaced by a number of infrequently used items.
> I think WRI should restore the major tabs to the Help menu, at least the
> Book and Add-Ons, with Built-In Functions the default.
> David Park
> djmp at
> From: Bruce W. Colletti [mailto:bcolletti at]
To: mathgroup at
> To: mathgroup at
> The reply below (by Bruce Miller, Wolfram Tech Support) will help those who
> want an easier Help Browser experience:  how to make the AddOns tab the
> default location when opening the Help Browser."
> As an aside, those who want to build their own help texts will like Bobby
> Treat's recent posting on that matter.  Check that out, too.
> Bruce
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <support at>
To: mathgroup at
> To: mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg48569] [mg48522] [mg48504] [TS 14312]--Re:[Phone 1495] Help Browser
>>To make AddOns the default category in the Help Browser, edit the file
>>       Documentation/English/BrowserCategories.m
>>and make the line
>>HelpDirectoryListing[{"AddOns"}, False],
>>the first one in the list of categories.   Save the file, open
> Mathematica,
>>go to Help menu - Rebuild Help Index. After the index is rebuilt,
>>AddOns should be the first (and default) category.

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
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University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
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