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Title: Idle options dialog: add help
Type: enhancement Stage: needs patch
Components: IDLE Versions: Python 3.7, Python 3.6
process
Status: open Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: terry.reedy Nosy List: Saimadhav.Heblikar, terry.reedy
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2014-01-27 03:41 by terry.reedy, last changed 2017-06-19 23:49 by terry.reedy.

Files
File name Uploaded Description Edit
help-button.patch Saimadhav.Heblikar, 2014-02-22 19:54 review
Messages (3)
msg209383 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-01-27 03:41
The Idle options/configuration dialog had a useless Help button that did nothing. #17721 commented out the creation and packing of the button. This issue is about making the Help method work. Perhaps it should open the general help document at the options section. Or perhaps this should be a separate file. Once Help() does something, re-enable the 4 disabled lines.
msg211946 - (view) Author: Saimadhav Heblikar (Saimadhav.Heblikar) * Date: 2014-02-22 19:54
This patch brings back the help button to idle config dialog.
It uses regex to "get" the correct section from the help.txt file(the same file used to display IDLE help).
To make it more useful,i have added few help sentences to each of the tabs present in the idle config dialog.
msg296391 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-06-19 23:49
Help has been restored, but perhaps not with this patch.  Before closing, I should check if there is anything I want to use.
History
Date User Action Args
2017-06-19 23:49:24terry.reedysetassignee: terry.reedy
messages: + msg296391
components: + IDLE
versions: + Python 3.6, Python 3.7, - Python 2.7, Python 3.3, Python 3.4
2014-02-22 19:54:37Saimadhav.Heblikarsetfiles: + help-button.patch

nosy: + Saimadhav.Heblikar
messages: + msg211946

keywords: + patch
2014-01-27 03:41:27terry.reedycreate