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10.6: Set Help Viewer window to non-floating mode.
Authored by: Maxikubik on Mar 10, '11 01:06:44AM
To deactivate it type this: defaults write com.apple.helpviewer DevMode -bool false

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10.6: Set Help Viewer window to non-floating mode.
Authored by: Tony d on Mar 11, '11 11:42:22PM

Were the original deactivation instructions from vczilla incorrect?



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10.6: Set Help Viewer window to non-floating mode.
Authored by: vczilla on Mar 13, '11 04:43:29AM
No,the only difference is that with
defaults delete com.apple.helpviewer DevMode
you erase the setting from com.apple.helpviewer.plist (the file where it's stored) and with
defaults write com.apple.helpviewer DevMode  -bool False
you only deactivate it but you don't delete the line from the plist file. I like the first way because it's cleaner but you can use whichever you like.

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10.6: Set Help Viewer window to non-floating mode.
Authored by: Tony d on Mar 13, '11 03:37:54PM

Thanks for the explanation. Your tip and follow-up response are much appreciated.



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10.6: Set Help Viewer window to non-floating mode.
Authored by: asmeurer on Jun 08, '11 06:16:22PM

There is another difference. If Apple changes the default to be non-floating, you will get the new behavior if you delete the item, but if you set it to false, it will always remain non-floating (assuming they also keep the option).

Just something to keep in mind when considering deleting vs. changing the value of a plist item.



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