7.2.1. Help menu and tooltips

The Help menu is placed at the right of the main menu bar in QGIS Desktop (Fig. 68) or can be opened with the shortcut F1 (on Windows). The majority of the functions and tools are well documented in the user guide (QGIS Development Team, 2013) and additional information is accessible at the QGIS project website (http://www.qgis.org). Useful information is provided by the tooltips (that usually appear when the mouse cursor is placed over an icon for a few seconds) indicating the name or functionality of the buttons and plugins. In addition, several functions and plugins have their own help button like the example in Fig. 70. Thanks to a huge effort from the community, the GUI and large parts of the help menu have already been translated into many different languages.