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Under V9 "Help" was a Item each for "Function Navigator" and "Virtual Book" to find and one could work with it.

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Under V10 these Helpers are gone. Although under Documentation/English/System the NoteBook "DocumentationNavigator.nb" can still be found, if even with errors ...

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I work with OSX10.9.4, this deficiency is also under Windows, Linux?

Is there a way to revive these functions?

I'm aware of Documentation Center.

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The Function Navigator seems to be truly gone as separate entity, but some of its functionality is retained in a row of links running across the bottom of the home page of the Documentation Center. – m_goldberg Jul 14 '14 at 9:58
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Although I haven't examined it to see how complete it is, putting Virtual Book into the search bar of the Documentation Center quickly found this:

Which can be accessed locally with: tutorial/VirtualBookOverview

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One may also call up the old navigator palette with


Mathematica graphics

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