Bug 98300 - "Whats This?" should be disabled if help isnt installed
Summary: "Whats This?" should be disabled if help isnt installed
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2016-03-01 11:57 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2019-01-08 10:34 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-03-01 11:57:08 UTC
The Help > Whats This? function (.uno:ExtendedHelp) can only show extended tooltips if help is installed, so either the entry should be disabled or if help isnt installed and the function is clicked, an error dialog should appear stating that help needs to be installed before this can be used.
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2016-03-01 13:38:43 UTC
I vote for a "notification" dialog along with either means to reload the help or static text how to do so.

"Error dialog" sounds too escalating to me, and we should clearly distinguish notifications from errors not only in the wording here but also in the visualization.
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2016-03-01 21:25:08 UTC
I too think a "notification" should appear.
Comment 3 Regina Henschel 2019-01-05 18:17:42 UTC
This seems obsolete to me. With switch to browser for display of local help, neither extended help nor "Whats This?" work at all. Therefore the condition "if help is installed" has become irrelevant.