[Activities] Help testing Scratch for G1G1

pgf at laptop.org pgf at laptop.org
Tue Sep 23 11:41:15 EDT 2008

redirecting this to the activities list, since invoking a
web browser on help text is a common need, and i don't know
how to to do it.


john wrote:
 > Hi, Paul.
 > What the "Want help?" button does on other platforms is to launch a  
 > browser on a local HTML file that has help information. Two of the  
 > links from the screen are to local PDF files that contain the Scratch  
 > "Getting Started" tutorial and the reference guide.
 > Back when I started the XO port of Scratch about a year ago, I wasn't  
 > sure how to implement this feature. It's too late to add it for the  
 > G1G1 build, but if someone could give me some pointers to how to  
 > launch the XO browser on a local file, I'd be happy to make that  
 > button work on the XO.
 > Is there a PDF viewer on the XO?
 > By the way, you can still get help on any Scratch block (in English)  
 > by right-clicking on the block and selecting "help" from the menu.
 > 	-- John
 > On Sep 23, 2008, at 10:33 AM, pgf at laptop.org wrote:
 > > john wrote:
 > >> Good catch!
 > >>
 > >> That button is not supposed appear on the XO version; will fix.
 > >>
 > >
 > > that's not the answer i was hoping for.  ;-)
 > >
 > > paul
 > > =---------------------
 > > paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

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