gpe-what - context-sensitive help for GPE.
gpe-what is a notification tray applet to control context sensitive
help in the GPE Palmtop Environment.
The GPE user interface is heavily icon-oriented, and it is not always
completely obvious what the exact effect of each button is going to be.
On a desktop system this would be dealt with by "mouse-over" tooltips,
but these do not really work when your pointing device is a stylus.
GPE-What provides an alternative mechanism for interactive help.
GPE-what implements a modal help system for the GPE environment. It
provides a "help" icon in the dock panel.
When this icon is clicked, the system enters "help mode"; normal UI is
suspended, and the next mouse click selects the widget for which help
is wanted. The help text, if available, is displayed in a small pop-up
bubble. This mechanism much much more useful for touchscreen use
compared to the "mouse-over" tooltips known from a desktop PC.
This manual page was written for the Debian(TM) distribution because
the original program does not have a manual page.
This manual page was written by Neil Williams <email@example.com> for
the Debian(TM) system (but may be used by others). Permission is
granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms
of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version
published by the Free Software Foundation.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.
Copyright © 2006 Neil Williams