Bug 123318 - Problems with new help's "Search in chosen module" function
Summary: Problems with new help's "Search in chosen module" function
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version:
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6.2.0.3 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: New-Help
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Reported: 2019-02-11 08:32 UTC by Mike Kaganski
Modified: 2019-07-01 15:09 UTC (History)
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Description Mike Kaganski 2019-02-11 08:32:00 UTC
Since 6.2 released, opening generic https://help.libreoffice.org opens a page in Writer module [1], which has "Search in chosen module" active. That makes that generic address not suitable to search in other modules without explicit switch.

On the other hand, opening help from LibreOffice (using F1) brings another page [2], that seems to belong to Common Help Topics (since it has "Search in all modules" active, and its path is .../text/shared/...), but is shown as if it's a Calc page (in Contents, it's expanded under "Spreadsheets (Calc)").

The online help also doesn't have an easy way to switch to "Common" "module" like it's possible to switch to e.g. Writer (one would have to expand several levels in Contents to go to some common topic), or otherwise switch from "Search in chosen module" to "Search in all modules".

The proposals are:

1. Make [2] the default page for https://help.libreoffice.org;
2. Make necessary corrections to its metadata to move it to common topics in Contents;
3. Add an easy way to switch between "Search in chosen module" and "Search in all modules".

[1] https://help.libreoffice.org/latest/en-US/text/swriter/main0000.html
[2] https://help.libreoffice.org/6.2/en-US/text/shared/main0108.html
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2019-05-02 11:55:08 UTC
(In reply to Mike Kaganski from comment #0)
> Since 6.2 released, opening generic https://help.libreoffice.org opens a
> page in Writer module [1], which has "Search in chosen module" active. That
> makes that generic address not suitable to search in other modules without
> explicit switch.

This isn't true. It opens it in shared module, with "Search in all modules" active.

There is also bug 122366, which would further alter the behaviour.
Comment 2 Mike Kaganski 2019-05-02 11:59:28 UTC
(In reply to Buovjaga from comment #1)

You are right; must had been some problem with browser cache (or some other problem I could invent to find excuses).

So only #2 and #3 from comment 0 are valid here.
Comment 3 Xisco Faulí 2019-07-01 15:09:25 UTC
This enhancement has been in UNCONFIRMED status for a while, moving it to NEW...