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Re: The side-effects of mixing TraditionalForm inside

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  • Subject: [mg110840] Re: The side-effects of mixing TraditionalForm inside
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 03:15:35 -0400 (EDT)

So a natural follow-up question would be: If you do not want the Help 
key (etc.) to land you on the Search field in the Documentation Center 
page, then where on the page itself should the cursor be?

I can see lots of arguments about that!  For some users, the More 
Information section. For others, the Examples section.  So you'd still 
need to use the mouse to navigate to the place in the page you wanted.

It's not a good answer to say that it doesn't matter where in the page 
to land, since you want to open all subgroups anyway.  That's just 
_your_ preference. For my part, it's very seldom what I want to do.

On 7/7/2010 7:41 AM, AES wrote:
> In article<i0urg4$6jp$1 at>,
>   Murray Eisenberg<murray at>  wrote:
>> If you want to open all the closed groups in _any_ window, including a
>> window inside the Help Browser, after being sure that window has the
>> focus, you can do it with the menu:
>>     Edit>  Select All
>>     Cell>  Grouping>  Open All Subgroups
>> And the menu items will show you which keyboard shortcuts to use on your
>> platform.
> Following is on Mac using Tiger and Mathematica 7:
> If I type a command -- e.g., "TraditionalForm" -- in a notebook cell and
> hit Cmd-Shift-F (or Help key on extended keyboard), Help Browser opens
> with focus in the Search field at the top of the window.
> Haven't found a key command to get focus from there into anywhere in the
> window itself: Arrow keys, Tab key, Cmd-A, don't seem to do it.   ???
> Mouse click will shift focus to the Help Browser window, but you have to
> be careful to either click between cells, or after clicking use Arrow
> keys to get cursor between cells.
> Cmd-A will then select all cells (or groups), and Cmd-Shift-{ will open
> all of them.
> So, four (or 5+) key commands and one mouse click to get from notebook
> cell to More Info items this way.  I'd prefer having More Info be open
> by default when Help Browser window opens, meaning _one_ key command
> from notebook cell to More Info info.
> More Info list is usually pretty short; the Examples header and start of
> example cells is generally visible below it on the initial screen.  And
> it's the natural place to alert first-time info seekers to gotchas or
> other warnings, for those few Mathematica commands that may need such
> warnings.

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