[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #3957: Clicking Help on first screen does nothing

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Sun Nov 17 09:40:39 PST 2019

#3957: Clicking Help on first screen does nothing
  Reporter:  jidanni      |      Owner:  grass-dev@…
      Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
  Priority:  trivial      |  Milestone:  7.8.2
 Component:  Startup      |    Version:  git-releasebranch78
Resolution:               |   Keywords:  help
       CPU:  Unspecified  |   Platform:  Unspecified
Changes (by neteler):

 * keywords:   => help
 * version:  unspecified => git-releasebranch78
 * milestone:   => 7.8.2


 Replying to [ticket:3957 jidanni]:
 > It's the user's very first use...
 > {{{
 > $ grass
 > }}}
 > Then click Help. Nothing happens.

 That's unexpected. It should open a browser and therein the helptext.html.

 It respects the env variable `GRASS_HTML_BROWSER` and, if undefined, it
 searches for numerous candidates:
  * see https://github.com/OSGeo/grass/blob/master/lib/init/grass.py#L678

 Maybe your's is missing?

 > Some error message should appear somewhere.
 > Maybe this help button should be greyed out unless the current screen is
 > doing a action that has a help page.

 The question is: which operating system do you use? And: is any web
 browser installed?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/3957#comment:1>
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