Bug report #8305

Help viewer process running in the background with no help viewer (or even QGIS) open

Added by Alister Hood over 3 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:Closed Start Date:07/15/2013
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assigned to:- % Done:


Target version:-
Platform: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
Platform version: Affected version:master
Status info: Causes crash or corruption:No
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Problem 1: If I right-click on a vector layer, click "Save as", and click help, qgis_help.exe starts in the background, but no help window is displayed.

Problem 2: If I click help again, then the help viewer is displayed. If I then close the help viewer, the qgis_help.exe process ends. But if I leave the help viewer open and close QGIS instead, the help viewer also closes (this might be OK, although I think it would be better if it stayed open), but the qgis_help.exe process does not end.

This is on Windows XP

Associated revisions

Revision a43a287a7929ce8505e9a694a6ac685a45dc6854
Added by Jürgen Fischer about 1 year ago

don't close qgis_help when qgis closes (fixes #8305)


Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Fixed in changeset a43a287a7929ce8505e9a694a6ac685a45dc6854.

Problem 1 wasn't reproducable. worksfor me.
Problem 2 was fixed by not terminating the help process - ie. leaving the window open, when QGIS terminates.

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