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Bug 140164 - Help system needs button to turn off search highlighting
Help system needs button to turn off search highlighting
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Help System
6.x
All Windows XP
: P3 (vote)
: 6.x
Assigned To: mslama
issues@platform
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2008-07-15 20:46 UTC by giorgio42
Modified: 2008-12-22 13:50 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
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Attachments
Highligh Search button in Ganymed Help (2.84 KB, image/png)
2008-09-01 20:49 UTC, giorgio42
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Description giorgio42 2008-07-15 20:46:38 UTC
If the term I have been searching for has many hits on a help system page, the text is almost unreadable due to all the
highlighting. Please provide a button to turn the highlighting off (I think many IDE's help systems provide this
feature, Eclipse being among them, FWIW).
Comment 1 mslama 2008-09-01 16:55:59 UTC
Where is it in Eclipse? I tried 3.4.0 on Linux/GTK and did not see anything to reset search highlight. Anyway it is
enhancement for Javahelp. I filed issue https://javahelp.dev.java.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=24.
Comment 2 giorgio42 2008-09-01 20:49:16 UTC
Created attachment 68816 [details]
Highligh Search button in Ganymed Help
Comment 3 giorgio42 2008-09-01 21:11:35 UTC
See attachment (the one enclosed in a blue square).

Just delegating to JavaHelp is not enough. I have looked at all the 24 bug reports there and I got the impression that
JavaHelp is in a dismal state. Is it under active development at all? If JH is not sufficient, NB needs to roll its own
help system (would be a really thing, but imagine all the NB RCP-based applications will be accompanied by a
underfeatured, dated looking help system...).

BTW: Another extremely useful button in the attached screenshot is the fourth one (from the left) with the outline icon
("Show in All Topics" or "Show in Table of Contents"). 
Comment 4 giorgio42 2008-09-01 21:13:32 UTC
"...would be a really thing...". Of course I wanted to write "...really bad thing...".
Comment 5 mslama 2008-09-02 10:08:28 UTC
I see. I opened Help Contents which opens separate window without any toolbar. When I open Search/Dynamic Help it opens
Help in main window and there is toolbar.


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