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bug #55756: doc with no arguments shows misleading "search did not match" warning

Submitted by:  Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Submitted on:  Thu 21 Feb 2019 05:50:09 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Unexpected Error or Warning
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  5.0.91 Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Fri 22 Feb 2019 04:43:56 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Awesome.  I pushed the fix to stable here https://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/2f550a8122d5.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Fri 22 Feb 2019 10:15:01 AM UTC, comment #2: 

I attached a patch that fixes the issue for me.

(file #46333)

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Fri 22 Feb 2019 01:20:32 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Confirmed.  Minor, but definitely annoying.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Thu 21 Feb 2019 05:50:09 PM UTC, original submission:  

In Octave 4.4, running 'doc' with no arguments in the command window simply switched to the documentation panel in whatever state it was in last. If a user starts Octave and runs 'doc', it shows the main user manual contents. If the user runs 'doc plot', switches back to the command window, and runs 'doc', it shows the plot page again.

In Octave 5, running 'doc' with no arguments activates the "Search" tab on the documentation panel and shows a message saying "Your search did not match any documents". Instead of trying to start a new search, an empty string should just focus the documentation panel in whatever state it was in before, essentially acting the same as the Ctrl+5 shortcut.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator


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file #46333:  empty_doc.patch added by pantxo (835B - text/x-patch)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-02-22 rik5 StatusPatch Submitted => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2019-02-22 pantxo Attached File- => Added empty_doc.patch, #46333
        StatusConfirmed => Patch Submitted
    2019-02-22 rik5 StatusNone => Confirmed
    2019-02-21 mtmiller Carbon-CopyRemoved 80942 => -

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