re: CHM keep on top

Subject: re: CHM keep on top
From: Sean Hower <hokumhome -at- freehomepage -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 07:47:29 -0800 (PST)

T. Word Smith wrote:
Which is better and why, setting a CHM up to "keep on
top" or setting it not to? And, the first smarty with a
"know your audience response" gets a whack upside
the head with a rubber chicken, or something.
<rubberChicken>Know thy audience</rubberChicken>
Ah, the power of XML. hehehe


But seriously, personally, I find keep on top the most annoying feature ever devised...well close to the most annoying feature. It mostly comes down to my expectation. My expectation is that when I click another running application it should move to the front, thus covering the help so that I can put into use the information that I got from the help. I always get a 1 second pause where I think "Huh, why isn't my app coming up?" Then I realize that it's because "KEEP ON TOP" has been used. So, in a frustrated mood I go and take off the setting. I suppose I could resize the help and the app so that they would fit on the screen in the way I need them to, but then, that sort of negates the need to keep the help on top, right? So, as a "user" my answer is:

keep on top = ARGH!!!!!!!!!!


Sean Hower - tech writer

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