Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 18:13:28 -0800
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Organization: Self Analysis
Subject: Re: Hidden dialog box with ONLINE HELP (Unix)
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On Thu, 4 Feb 1999 11:36:40 -0500
Bernard Tremblay <bernard@CAPITALE.QC.CA> wrote:
> Does anybody has this same problem ? I'm running SAS 6.12 ts020
> on a SunOS box and, when I call the online help from the help application,
> there is a window called 'Help Topics: SAS Online Documentation' that appears.
Yes, I have the same problem. HPUX and SunOS.
> The windows, then gets hidden in the back of whatever is on the screen.
> The problem is that you have, each time, to bring this window in the foreground
> to click on the cancel button in order to be able to do anything with the Help.
> I've noticed similar behavior with the help application. When you call it,
> it hides behind whatever is on the screen ... Not very helpfull!
> Is there any ressources that I could alter in order to have the
> help windows to pop in front of anything ?
Not that I know of.
I'll add that the reappearance of the search dialog (virtually useless)
every time one returns to the "home" state of the help system (Index or
Contents, can't recall which) is _almost_ as annoying as Microsoft's
SAS is moving to HTML based help in v7, accessed through a third-party
browser. Either the problem will go away or it will be replaced with a
more interesting variant of the same thing. This also likely means the
warts in the existing helplus-based Unix online help will remain.
Karsten M. Self (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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