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Re: help browser cells inactive?

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  • Subject: [mg54968] Re: help browser cells inactive?
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 05:03:59 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <d09dgg$d6b$> <> <d0e739$oud$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi Murray,
your options may haven been screwed up.
Right click in the Help window, choose Option Inspector. Open Editing 
Options.Check entries: Selectable and Editable
See also: CellOptions/GeneralProperties/Evaluatable


Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> Yes; in fact, I always run as Administrator.
> I did manage a cure by restarting with defaults (holding down 
> SHIFT-CONTROL when starting Mathematica).
> What I am a loss to understand is what might have caused the unexpected 
> behavior in the first place.
> Roland Franzius wrote:
>>Murray Eisenberg schrieb:
>>>In the Help Browser for Mathematica 5.1.1 (under Windows 5.1.1), all 
>>>input cells seem to be inactive...
>>>  (1) I cannot edit or evaluate any input cell in the HelpBrowser;
>>>  (2) I cannot copy a cell, or any selected expression in a cell, from 
>>>the HelpBrowser to another notebook; 
>>Did you try with full administrative rights?

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