When I use Help>VI,Function,& How-To Help to search a VI I cannot use the 'Place on the block diagram' button to put the found VI on the block diagram. When using my default account (Windows 2000) I get the following error message:
ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved
While trying to retrieve the URL: http://127.1.0.1:3580/National%20Instruments/LabVIEW/LabVIEW/7.1/DropControlOrFunction? The following error was encountered:
The strange thing is that when logged in as administrator this problem does not occur (even after reinstalling the program using my default account) and the VI is placed properly. When I try the same thing on my notebook (Windows XP) nothing happens: I don't get the error message, but also the VI is not placed on the block diagram. The screen blinks once and that's it.
I'm not sure whether the Windows 2000 behavior is related or not, but I wouldn't be surprised. Perhaps an NI AE will step in and confirm. I think this feature is used very infrequently by experienced users, but it seems like something that a student or a new user might use a lot.