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Re: Fast Access to Installed Packages

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  • Subject: [mg98385] Re: [mg98342] Fast Access to Installed Packages
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 05:04:47 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: jfultz at wolfram.com

Once you have the paclet URI, you can programmatically bring up the help for any 
page by doing, e.g.,...

FrontEndExecute[
 FrontEnd`FrontEndToken["OpenHelpLink", {"guide/InstalledAddOns", Automatic}]]

This will open a new window if necessary, or reuse an existing window if 
available.  If you'd like to always open a new window, just remove the 
Automatic.

Incidentally, "Find Selected Function" is in the menus as a reminder to people 
what the shortcut key is.

Sincerely,
 
John Fultz
jfultz at wolfram.com
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.


On Mon, 6 Apr 2009 05:03:57 -0400 (EDT), David Park wrote:
> I like to have fast ways to access a package documentation. One thing
> that 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 faster 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
> Version 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
> documentation.
>
>
> Can anyone help?
>
>
> David Park
>
> djmpark at comcast.net
>
> <http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark> http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/





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