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Re: Re: [Mathematica 6] What happened to the 5.2 HELP interface? Can one get it back?


I think it must depend to some extend on which platform you are  
using. On the Mac, the new one is a huge improvement. To tell the  
truth the old one always seemed to me dreadful.

Andrzej Kozlowski


On 6 May 2007, at 14:43, Chris Chiasson wrote:

> On May 5, 4:51 am, Jens-Peer Kuska <k... at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>  
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I agree the the new help system is not as good as the old one,
>> but you can search the help, when you enter the word/symbol
>> into the only single line in the help-center and press enter.
>>
>> Regards
>>    Jens
>
> I think it is both better and worse. The interface is slower, and
> probably confusing to previous users. On the other hand, it now has
> better search capabilities, a more intuitive interface for new users,
> and we may not even know everything it can do, yet.
>
> On 5/4/07, Nasser Abbasi <nma at 12000.org> wrote:
>> When I click on help in Mathematica 6, the familiar help interface  
>> is all
>> gone.
>>
>> Now one gets a new thing called Documentation center.
>>
>> I much prefer the old help interface. It was clear, and easy to  
>> use. The new
>> one is hard to use and now one does not know where everything else  
>> is. There
>> is no place to even enter something to search for. One must start  
>> by erasing
>> the string "grid/Mathematica" from the little window at the top to  
>> clear it
>> out. Very annoying.  before things where laid out in tabs. Now  
>> everything is
>> a link and one must keep clicking on links all the time.
>>
>> Is there a way to tell Mathematica 6 to use the old help interface  
>> (same
>> help as in 5.2)? I looked as some options and such, but none  
>> there. I wish
>> they kept the old help system there for those who want to use it.
>>
>> Nasser
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> -- 
> http://chris.chiasson.name/
>



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