Help window frame buttons under Windows

Hi,

would it be possible to add maximize and minimize buttons to help windows? It is little bit annoying to resize the window by hand every time I open it.

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This is a problem of Java, because JFrames (which you want to get) will
be blocked, when a dialog ist open.

Tom

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That's plain wrong. The button have nothing to do with modality.
If you open the help window using the Idea's toolbar it has both minimize and maximize buttons.
If however you open the help window from a help button in a dialog (e.g. the settings dialog) these buttons are missing.

I suggest to enter a tracker entry (if there isn't one yet).

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that's what i don't know, so I want to clarify this here first, before adding it to tracker...

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It has everything to do with modality. If you have an existing modal
dialog open, IIRC the only thing you can show is another dialog, which
can't have max & min buttons - that's a java problem.

N.

Stephen Kelvin wrote:

That's plain wrong. The button have nothing to do with modality.
If you open the help window using the Idea's toolbar it has both minimize and maximize buttons.
If however you open the help window from a help button in a dialog (e.g. the settings dialog) these buttons are missing.

I suggest to enter a tracker entry (if there isn't one yet).

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That's plain wrong. The button have nothing to do with modality.
If you open the help window using the Idea's toolbar it has both minimize and maximize buttons.
If however you open the help window from a help button in a dialog (e.g. the settings dialog) these buttons are missing.


And this is caused by JavaHelp switching between JFrame and JDialog.
JFrame has buttons, JDialog hasn't.

Tom

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Oops, sorry must have gotten my C# confused with Java.

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I'd settle for IDEA remembering the size and location of the Help window
when it's re-opened. For the life of me, I don't understand why more
applications don't do that.

Kaos wrote:

Hi,

would it be possible to add maximize and minimize buttons to help windows? It is little bit annoying to resize the window by hand every time I open it.

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