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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
  • References: <f1epld$4iq$1@smc.vnet.net> <200705051005.GAA24991@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

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).

BH wrote:
> 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.


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