VirtualBox

Ticket #18579 (new defect)

Opened 15 months ago

Last modified 11 months ago

The Search function of the .chm help does not work.

Reported by: MisVin Owned by:
Component: documentation Version: VirtualBox 6.0.6
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: all Host type: Windows

Description

The Search function of the .chm help does not work. Host: Windows 10 1809 (64-bit)

Change History

comment:1 Changed 15 months ago by socratis

Is this something new? Were you able to use "Search" with previous VirtualBox versions?

comment:2 Changed 15 months ago by MisVin

Socratis, you are right. Usually the "Search" function doesn't work in the Help file. But in VirtualBox 6.0.0 and/or 6.0.2 release(s) it was working fine.

comment:3 Changed 15 months ago by socratis

So, this is a 6.0.4 regression then...

Here are my tests. I used a keyword that I know exists and will give me exactly one result: "rawdisk":

  • 6.0.0: "Help » Search" works just fine.
  • 6.0.2: "Help » Search" works just fine.
  • 6.0.4: "Help » Search" fails with "No topics found".
  • 6.0.6: "Help » Search" fails with "No topics found".

Since I was at it, I decided to test the 5.2.x series:

  • 5.2.20: "Help » Search" fails with "No topics found".
  • 5.2.22: "Help » Search" fails with "No topics found".
  • 5.2.24: "Help » Search" fails with "No topics found".
  • 5.2.26: "Help » Search" fails with "No topics found".

So, it seems that something got fixed with 6.0.0, but broke again with 6.0.4.

Last edited 15 months ago by socratis (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 15 months ago by pentagonik

Thanks Socratis, for your extensive testing! Very valuable data -- we will have a look at this, as it would be a pity to lose this functionality again.

comment:6 Changed 14 months ago by gefr

The search function does not work in

  • VB 5.2.8
  • VB 6.0.4
  • VB 6.0.8

Search always fails with "No topics found"

Host: Windows 10

comment:7 in reply to: ↑ description ; follow-up: ↓ 8 Changed 11 months ago by ssybesma

Last edited 11 months ago by ssybesma (previous) (diff)

comment:8 in reply to: ↑ 7 Changed 11 months ago by ssybesma

This problem continues in 6.0.10 as I reported in #18842. I'm using this under Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (1809).

Last edited 11 months ago by janitor (previous) (diff)

comment:9 Changed 11 months ago by socratis

In the meantime, as a workaround and until this gets properly addressed, there's always the User Manual in searchable PDF format under:

C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\doc\UserManual.pdf

Even loading the "UserManual.pdf" in Firefox enables you to search for the terms that you want. Not sure if Chrome enables the search functionality.

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