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Author Topic: How to configure browser for on-line help (solved)  (Read 895 times)

PStechPaul

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How to configure browser for on-line help (solved)
« on: April 19, 2017, 08:44:45 am »
When I click on "Help>Online Help" I get an error message "No HTML Browser Found. Please define one in "Tools>Options>Help>Help Options". When I do so, I get a dialog where I entered "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox" where is located "firefox.exe".

I finally figured out that I had to enter "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" in the browser path, and now it works. It opens a tab with "file:///C:/lazarus//docs/index.html".

I would really like to have access to the help files from Borland Delphi which are located in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Borland\Delphi4\Help". They are ".hlp" files but my system is configured to open them.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 09:02:21 am by PStechPaul »

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Re: How to configure browser for on-line help (solved)
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 09:39:56 am »
I would really like to have access to the help files from Borland Delphi which are located in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Borland\Delphi4\Help". They are ".hlp" files but my system is configured to open them.
Win 10 does not allow to open .hlp files any more. But using this site (http://www.magsys.co.uk/apps/) I was able to bypass their lock.
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Re: How to configure browser for on-line help (solved)
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 10:45:51 am »
And lazarus has no support for them to my best knowledge

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Re: How to configure browser for on-line help (solved)
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 03:43:50 pm »
Win 10 does not allow to open .hlp files any more.
HLP files can be converted to CHM if needed:
https://www.google.rs/search?q=hlp2chm
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