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Re: Fast Access to Installed Packages

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  • Subject: [mg98348] Re: Fast Access to Installed Packages
  • From: dbreiss at gmail.com
  • Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 02:47:17 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <grcghg$pk9$1@smc.vnet.net>

The following is a partial answer.  This opens the Documentation
Center at the page where the add ons are listed:

FrontEndExecute[
 FrontEndToken[
  "OpenHelpLink", {"paclet:guide/InstalledAddOns", Null}]]

There are also (more obscure and undocumented) commands that add
entities (and commands) to menus.  I use these to modify the Palettes
menu in http://scientificarts.com/worklife.

It uses the FrontEnd command FrontEnd`AddMenuCommands

Best,
David


On Apr 6, 5:03 am, "David Park" <djmp... at comcast.net> wrote:
> I like to have fast ways to access a package documentation. One thing tha=
t
> would be helpful is if the 'Add-Ons and Packages' and 'Standard Extra
> Packages' were actually on the drop down Help menu list so we didn't have=
 to
> go through the documentation center or type in the package name. I would =
use
> these much more than most of the other items on the menu.  For example,=
 why
> is 'Find Selected Function' on the menu list since we can do it much fast=
er
> directly from a notebook?
>
> In lieu of that, I would like to put a command in a package such as
> 'PackageNameHelp' such that it it were evaluated it would bring up Versio=
n 6
> documentation.
>
> I know how to do it for Version 5 Help Browser documentation. One uses:
>
> PacletManager`Package`helpBrowserLookup["packagename"];
>
> But I don't know how to write such a statement for Version 6 documentatio=
n.
>
> Can anyone help?
>
> David Park
>
> djmp... at comcast.net
>
>  <http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark>http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/ 



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