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bug #39451: GUI: 'doc' should open documentation window rather than info browser

Submitted by:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted on:  Tue Jul 9 16:14:49 2013  
Category: GUISeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Feature Request
Status: FixedAssigned to: John Donoghue <lostbard>
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Closed
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Sun Jul 21 23:18:12 2013, comment #5:

It works really nicely now. I'm going to close the report .

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Sun Jul 21 21:27:55 2013, comment #4:

I was going to add anyway, however since I had finished the code for the doc function, I would let everyone take a look at that first.

I will push a change to show the window in a few minutes.

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Sun Jul 21 20:31:42 2013, comment #3:

I agree with Rik's focus switch. Compare with the current behavior of the GUI with "edit newfunc.m". Both are user-initiated actions that effective change focus in the command-line interface, so I don't think it's disruptive to switch focus in the GUI.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Sun Jul 21 16:11:17 2013, comment #2:

Awesome. I pushed your changeset (http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/359c5ca795cd) after removing a few '^M' characters at the end of some lines. I gather you were working in a mixed UNIX/DOS environment.

Since I don't do GUI code that much, what is the consensus about changing the window focus? The doc command now opens up a tab in the Documentation Window. But the focus still remains in the Command Window so it appears as if the command did nothing until you switch to the Documentation Window.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Sun Jul 21 02:17:05 2013, comment #1:

Patch submitted that displays doc xxxxx in the GUI documentation display.

(file #28630)

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue Jul 9 16:14:49 2013, original submission:

Currently typing something like 'doc ls' opens a text info browser within the command window of the GUI. It would be nice if instead this could be hooked to the built-in HTML documentation browser pane.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator


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file #28630:  gui_doc.patch added by lostbard (11kB - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sun Jul 21 23:18:12 2013rik5Open/ClosedOpen=>Closed
    Sun Jul 21 22:56:26 2013lostbardStatusPatch Submitted=>Fixed
    Sun Jul 21 02:17:05 2013lostbardAttached File-=>Added gui_doc.patch, #28630
      StatusIn Progress=>Patch Submitted
    Sat Jul 20 01:22:34 2013lostbardStatusNone=>In Progress
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