MPS Web Help

MPS provides a number of features that will help you obtain the necessary information. These features include:

Using help topics

The contents of the built-in documentation is divided into the following major parts:

Getting Started
Basic concepts
The Basic concepts part contains information about the notions that underlie the MPS functionality.
Product Usage Guidelines
The MPS Usage Guidelines part provides descriptions of the actions required to fulfil certain common tasks with MPS. Note that the part page contains an alphabetical index of all the available task descriptions.
MPS online information
Important information related to MPS usage is available in MPS User's Guide and MPS Tutorial.
In the Reference part you can find descriptions of the tool windows, dialog controls, lists of the keyboard shortcuts, information related to specific version control systems etc.

Built-in documentation enables you to browse through the topics using the table of contents, find occurrences in the Search tab, or use the detailed Index that contains all keywords from all topics.

To bring up help contents, do one one the following
  • On the main menu, choose Help | Help Topics.
  • Press F1F1.
  • Click Help button, if it is available.
To find a particular piece of information
  1. Click the Search tab of the help viewer.
  2. In the search field, type the search string and press EnterEnter.
  3. In the list of topics that contain occurrences of the search string, select the desired one. Occurrences are highlighted in the right pane of the help viewer.
To find a keyword in the Index tab
  1. Click the Index tab of the help viewer.
  2. In the search field, type the desired keyword and press EnterEnter. The caret rests at the first occurrence of the keyword. Every time you press EnterEnter, the caret moves to the next occurrence of the keyword. To see the information about a keyword, select one of its sub-entries.

Using Tips of the Day

Tips of the Day provide a collection of useful and interesting hints. They show up every time you start MPS. If you want to suppress Tips of the Day, clear the check box Show Tips on Startup.

To show a tip of the day, choose Help | Tip of the Day on the main menu. To navigate through the collection of tips, use the Previous and Next buttons.

Using the Productivity Guide

MPS smartly analyzes the features you use most often during your development sessions, and reminds you of the features you might have missed. Actually, the Productivity Guide is your personal adviser that helps you fulfil your tasks in the most efficient way.

The Productivity Guide automatically displays a Tips of the Day window, with the features personally recommended to a particular user, during compilation and other time-consuming operations, such as repository updates, downloads etc.

To view your productivity statistics and enable or disable display of the Productivity Guide
  1. On the main menu, choose Help | Productivity Guide. The Productivity Guide dialog appears.
  2. Select or clear the show check boxes to define when the personalized Tips of the Day should display.

Using online resources

If built-in documentation fails to answer your questions, you can find more information on the web. The following resources are available:

Sharing your feedback

To share your feedback, you have the following means available:

  • Choose Help | Submit Feedback, which redirects you to our bug tracking system YouTrack.
  • Use the Feedback page.
  • Click the Comments link on any page of the online version of the MPS documentation. In the Comments area, vote for the page, and leave your comment

See Also

Web Resources: