In Mathematica there is a hot key for searching words (that your cursor is within or adjacent to) in the documentation center, is there a way to do this from the Workbench instead of having to first switch back to Mathematica?

  • $\begingroup$ apparently, we can't. would be nice if someone has a way though, that's the main problem I have with workbench. $\endgroup$
    – acl
    Jul 19, 2012 at 19:04
  • $\begingroup$ For this reason (and others) I use the frontend to write packages (with AutoGeneratePackage set) and use the WB only for the other functionalities it offers. I've found the FE to be more useful than the WB for editing. $\endgroup$
    – rm -rf
    Jul 19, 2012 at 19:29
  • $\begingroup$ @R.M So you edit nb files and generate packages from there? How do you format your code? I find large pieces of code awfully hard to read in the nb interface. $\endgroup$
    – sebhofer
    Jul 20, 2012 at 7:33
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    $\begingroup$ @sebhofer Don't you use code cells? The reason I don't like to use the frontend is because of the 1-step undo. $\endgroup$
    – M.R.
    Jul 20, 2012 at 7:59
  • $\begingroup$ just a quick note: you do not need to be "adjacent to" a word (to call the doc center), you can be "inside" the word also. $\endgroup$
    – magma
    Jul 20, 2012 at 8:47

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Thanks to @acl's link, I found the hot key combination: CtrlShift/, which launches the browser and navigates to the Mathematica documentation website.

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