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Re: Help Browser

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg48607] Re: Help Browser
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 05:33:42 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <200406040849.EAA23674@smc.vnet.net> <c9sd1o$c3c$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <c9sd1o$c3c$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
 Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote:

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

Since this thread was about the Help Browers, I was confused by this 
comment. Do you mean that you would like to customize all the menus in 
the Mathematica application itself? If so, then this is possible (though 
not completely trivial). How to do it is explained in the 
FrontEndCommands chapter of the "Beginner's Guide to Mathematica Version 
4 by Theo Gray and Jerry Glynn. There special packets such as 
ResetMenusPacket and AddMenuCommands are explained.

Cheers,
Paul 


> 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 earthlink.net
> > http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > From: Bruce W. Colletti [mailto:bcolletti at compuserve.com]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> > To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> > 
> > 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 wolfram.com>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> > To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> > Subject: [mg48607]  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.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >

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