1) When choosing any mailto: or website link from a .chm, a
new window opens, as expected, but the TOC changes to "hidden."
When click anywhere in the Help window, the TOC shows. Going back
and forth from the message window/website and the help file, you
will see the behavior. Our QA flagged this as a potential issue.
Is this the expected behavior? Or, is there a setting to
prevent it from hiding? (I would like the Contents, Search, and
Index tabs to show when the .chm is first opened.) However, I don't
see the purpose of the Show/Hide being activated when changing
2) After opening a message window or web page from a .chm,
the Help window remains on top of the message window/web page. The
message window is indeed active for composing (is in focus), but it
is often necessary to reposition the help window (which is
annoyingly still on top of the new window) to be able to
compose--same with being able to see the full web page.
Again, is this expected? Is there a setting for having true
focus -- not always having the .chm stay on top but go behind when
you change focus to compose a message or view a web page that you
have initiated from the .chm?
Thank you very much for any tips you can suggest.
-- Anne Jackson
Sr. Technical Writer, SunGard
Ann Arbor, MI
There is a setting for a window to be "top-most." I may not
be able to tell you how to get there in RH as I use an old version.
In the project settings, window definitions, find
properties/advanced/extended styles and be sure Top-most window is
If you can't find it in RH, you can add 2 (hex) to the
NavPaneStyle parameter in the window definition in your .hhp file
I'm not real clear on this behaviour you are seeing. Is the
nav pane closing in the same window? Sounds to me like the
show/hide switching is because you are viewing two windows, one
with a nav pane and one without.