Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 10:20:49 -0700 From: Tim Bird <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: KDE tips I was just showing a couple of KDE tricks to an office-mate, and thought others on this list might like know about them. Tip: Look up man pages and gnu info pages using the KDE help browser. Open a help browser by clicking on the help button on your Panel, or by selecting "KDE Help" from the Application Starter menu. Then, in the location line for the browser type: man:<topic> to see the man page for a particular topic, or info:(<topic>) to see the info pages for a gnu info subject. The nice thing about this is that the KDE help browser formats these as HTML, so you can click on SEE ALSO links to see related pages, or other topics, in man pages. It's also easier (at least for me) to navigate info pages with the browser, than with the funky 'info' key bindings. One example where this is handy is while you're programming, you could keep a KDE help browser open (or iconified, for quick access), and access the man pages for the C routines you use, a'la 'man:strcpy' The main KDE help page has links to access a complete index of man pages and gnu info topics on your system. You can get to the main help page at any time by clicking on the "Help Contents" button on the help browser button bar. This button has the icon of an open book with a question mark by it. There's also a search capability (which is a front end for apropos, I believe). Anyway, hope this is helpful to someone. Tim Bird P.S. If tips like this are helpful, I can send out one or two a week. I've been doing a lot of research on KDE, and there's quite a few nice, but unobvious, features. They're usually documented somewhere, but its often easy to miss them.