Buttons & menus
Every page has at the begining group of buttons which mostly
display simple menu after you click them. These buttons tries
to bring additional functionality and to make using of MySQL(TM)
manual more comfortable. You can execute action associated with
button using keyboard shortcut. If button displays menu this
menu is always shown at the top of visible area even if the button
itself is hidden (because you scroll down the page). Function of
every button is described later.
Together with buttons there is also link which lists all
chapters preceding the actual one:
"In this chapter" menu contains links to all sub-chapters of active one. The
same links are also placed at the bottom of page preceded with In this chapter
"Find" button opens dialog where you can type word(s) you want to select (highlight)
on active page. When you select some text with mouse and press shortcut for Find, no dialog
is opened and all occurences of selected text within the page is automatically highlighted.
Tip: imagine you open chapter CREATE TABLE Syntax and want to quickly find description of
AUTO_INCREMENT - select AUTO_INCREMENT word with mouse, press Ctrl+Alt+F and every further
occurences will be highlighted. This helps you to aim only on parts of text, you are interested in.
"See section" menu contains all links open chapter
refers to. These anchors are in text usually preceded with
Pressing "With user comments" button opens commented version of active chapter directly from
MySQL web site. You need to be connected to Internet for this to work.
"E-mail" menu contains several addresses of MySQL mailing lists.
"Std. keyword style" button activates/deactivates fonts and text styles used in MySQL manual.
After pressing this button special words will be colored and will be rendered with
Although chapter numbers are removed from titles and anchor tags
they are preserved as tooltips for this elements. Furthermore
every chapter has it's number at the bottom of the page. This can
be used together with full-text search to quickly find certain
chapter (for example when someone in mailing list refers to it
by it's number).
Navigation with mouse
To navigate through viewer history you can use mouse. This ability
is the same as in Opera browser. If you want to go to previous
page, hold down left and click right button. If you want to go
forward hold down right button and click left.
SQL keywords highlighting
For better readability most of SQL command syntax descriptions have