Common Desktop Environment: Help System Author's and Programmer's Guide

Browser Volume

A desktop utility creates and updates the browser volume. When a user clicks on the Front Panel Help Viewer for the first time, the utility is automatically run. It identifies help volumes and help family files that are located in the help search path directories. It creates a file called browser.hv in the user's HomeDirectory/.dt/help/$DTUSERSESSION directory. After initial creation, the volume is updated only if changes have occurred.

To manually update the browser volume, refer to "Generating a Browser Help Volume (dthelpgen)".

Any help volume listed in the browser volume can be viewed by selecting the volume title. Because you can display and navigate through different volumes, the browser help window includes an additional button, called Top Level. You can use this button to return to the browser list after displaying one or more volumes.