Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

Moving between Help Topics

To move between help topics, use these commands on the Navigate menu:

Backtrack--returns to the previous topic. Backtrack enables you to return to each topic you have visited.

History--displays a History dialog box that lists help volumes and topics you have visited. Select a help topic to re-display it.

Home Topic--returns to the home topic, or beginning of the help volume.

For convenience, Backtrack and History are also provided as push buttons.

Help Pop-up Menu

In a general help window, you can also use the Help pop-up menu as a shortcut. The pop-up menu includes both Backtrack and Home Topic, which are frequently used commands.

Quick help windows do not have a pop-up menu.

To Display the Help Pop-up Menu

  1. Point to the topic display area and press mouse button 3.

  2. Choose Backtrack or Home Topic.

    Figure 3-7 Help pop-up menu


Location Indicators

Because hyperlinks can quickly take you from one piece of information to another, you may need to know where you are. A quick look at your help window can give you the information you need.

Knowing Where You've Been

A general help window keeps track of the topics that you have visited. The History command opens a dialog box that lists the help volumes and help topics you have visited.

Figure 3-8 History dialog box


To Use History to Return to a Topic

  1. Click the History button.

  2. Choose the title of the help volume or topic that you want to display.

  3. When you're done, click Close.