Context Sensitive Help (CSH)¶
TYPO3 CMS offers a full API for adding Context Sensitive Help to backend modules and - especially - to all database tables and fields. CSH then appears either as a help icon in the docheader (for modules) or as a popup on field labels when editing database records. The text is meant to help the user understand what the module does or what the database field means.
When hovering over a help icon or a field label with CSH, the cursor transforms into a question mark. Clicking on the element triggers the appearance of the popup window.
If the CSH contains more information, the bubble help displays a small icon after the text (as in the screenshot above). Clicking on that icon opens a popup window with lengthier explanations, possible enriched with images.
Clicking on the “Back” icon at the top of the popup window leads to a table of contents of all the available CSH.