[GNC-dev] Long Term Documentation Directions

Frank H. Ellenberger frank.h.ellenberger at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 22:48:44 EDT 2018

Hi David Cousens,

I opened Bug 796852 - Context sensitive Help broken. Can you add the
details there?


Am 11.09.2018 um 04:13 schrieb David Cousens:
> Geert,
> No, my mistake in thinking it was in yelp Geert. I was looking into 
> something else at the time and just noticed that the context Help did not
> come up in passing yesterday.  Imentioned it in the post last night without
> having checked it out fully. My apologies for that. When it happened I had
> about 10 pages open and a lot of documentation I was scanning through
> The behavior is however a bit strange. If I restart GnuCash then do
> Business->Vendor->New Bill then click the Help on the dialog, no help Window
> opens. If I then close the dialog and open the Help->Contents to display the
> help window, leaving it open,  then go through the sequence
> Business->Vendor->New Bill and click the help button again the information
> on Invoices is displayed in the open help window. Close the help window then
> press the Help button on the dialog again and nothing happens again. I get
> the same behavior with the Help from the menu in the Reconcile window and
> the New Invoice, Close Book dialog etc.
> It appears that there has to be a help window already open and then the
> context snesitive page can be displayed in that window, but the Help button
> in the dialog cannot initiate opening the Help Window on its own. This may
> be the designed behavvior and if so it just needs to be documented but it
> would be nice to have context help come up whether you have a help window
> open or not. I don't normally notice it because I usually use the online
> Help and Tutorial.. in a browser window. 
> I am currently running a build from my local copy of the Github master. I
> haven't made any changes since getting a clean copy of the master into my PR
> and then cloning it to my PC and rebuilding it. I can pull down the tarball
> for the release version of 3.2 build it and check it as well. Linux MInt 19
> "Tara".
> David
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