Re: Re: What happened to the 5.2 HELP interface? Can one
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- Subject: [mg75602] Re: [mg75569] Re: What happened to the 5.2 HELP interface? Can one
- From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
- Date: Sun, 6 May 2007 01:52:15 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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Re docs search in Mathematica 6.0...
With Windows, put the cursor into the search field, press Ctrl-a to
select the entire "guide/Mathematica", and just type. No deletion
actions are needed: this will replace what was there.
I imagine there are keystroke equivalents to Ctrl-a for other platforms.
Having "guide/Mathematica" in the search field is really a VERY minor
annoyance in that it appears only the first time after one opens the
Documentation Center. From that point on, searching is no more onerous
than in 5.2: in both, once you've opened the help system at a
Mathematica session and done the first search, you have your old search
term in the field that you must overwrite (or first delete).
> I share the same view with you. Remove this "grid/Mathematica" before
> typing a search phrase is very annoying.
> If one tries double-clicks on this phrase, only "grid" or
> "Mathematica", not both, is selected. Therefore, a hit on delete key
> after this does not do the job. This has to be done three time to
> remove this phrase, adding the "grid", "/", and "Mathematica"
> together. Or one has to click somewhere on the phrase, followed by
> draging the mouse pointer to the other end to select the whole thing,
> followed by a hit on the delete key, assuming that your initial click
> is done at right place. None of the above mentioned method is
> productive at all and is putting me off using the help. The test team
> at Wolfram could have done better than letting this problem out.
Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu
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University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W)
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