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       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 <> 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.


       Philip Blundell


       Copyright © 2006 Neil Williams