eric ide


Author: fuzzyeric
Recipients: detlev, fuzzyeric
Date: 2022-09-15.05:59:46
* This is a 106dpi monitor and I've attached a screenshot of Eric6 19.9 on python 3.9.14.  The icons are smaller than the (lower edge of) comfortably readable text.  Don't even get me started on the Shell font size...  The Bookmarks menu is amusing -- apparently 12 almost identical icons differing only in whether they lean left or right.
* I've spent the day trying to find documentation on the use of Eric documentation.  There is none.
** google 'eric documentation set' ... no meaningful hits
** google the error when selecting Help|Python 2 Documentation, 'The documentation starting point "/usr/share/doc/packages/python/html/index.html" could not be found.' ... no hits
** google '/usr/share/doc/packages/python/html/index.html' ... no hits
** google '/usr/share/doc/packages/python3/html/index.html' ... no hits
** google 'eric ide documentation set' ... no hits
** Extras|Plugins|Plugin Repository... ... no Python 2.7.* Documentation sets.
** Extras|Plugins|Plugin Repository...|Documentation Set, Python 3.9.0 ... "The plugins were installed successfully." ... does nothing nor indicates what actions could be taken to produce a different outcome.
** find /usr/share/doc -name index.html -print | grep 2.7 ... turns up /usr/share/doc/python2.7/html/index.html ... put that in Settings|Preferences|Help|Help Documentation|Python 2 Documentation ... no error but no docs.
** ... let's look at the Documentation ... there's a PDF that discusses none of this and can't decide if it's about eric5 or eric7.
** check all the eric6 menus for a "Manage QtHelp Documents" ... nothing there.
** google "Manage QtHelp Documents" and find one hit from the eric7 sources for the web browser main window ... wildly guess that that's eric6|Help|HelpViewer... ... and find no "Manage QtHelp Documents".
** on the Help|Helpviewer click randomly on UI elements ... eventually discover that half of the websites were hidden by a too narrow default window geometry ... select Python Web Sites|Python Language Website ... URL flickers ... and ... nothing.  Same with Qt Web Sites|Qt Documentation.

So... the eric6 documentation and HelpViewer don't work and there doesn't appear to be any way to find out how to make them work.
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