Tips for using DataStax documentation

Describes the icons used in DataStax documentation.

Pop-up example

The following table shows the most common uses for pop-ups:

Pop-ups Description
File paths Shows the file locations of configuration files with links.
Drivers Displays a list of drivers with links.
Available versions Shows which versions are available.
Compatible versions Lists the compatible versions.
Supported products Lists which products are supported.

Drop-down menu

To make navigation easier, use the drop-down menu (upper-right corner) to go to a different version or a related doc.

drop-list example

If the same page exists in another version, the selected version will open to that page. Otherwise, the top-level page opens.


Popup links

Popup links are indicated by dotted underlines. Click here to try it out.

Syntax legend popup

  • To see the syntax legend for a command, select Show syntax legendIcon hover popup.
  • To move the legend, use your cursor to click and drag the pop-up on your page.
    Screenshot of popup window that can be moved by clicking and dragging the window.
  • To resize the pop-up, click and drag any side or corner of the syntax legend.
    Screenshot of popup window that can be resized by clicking and dragging the corner or side of the popup.

Navigation icons

Icons help you navigate, expand images, create bookmarks, and more.

Icon Description
left navigation arrow Go backwards through the topics.

Hover over the arrow to display the title of the previous topic.

right navigation arrow Go forward through the topics.

Hover over the arrow to display the title of the next topic.

expand collapse arrow Expand or collapse a section, table, or left navigation menu.

For headings and tables, you can also clink the text to expand or collapse.

Print this doc icon Print current page.
Toggle search highlights Toggle highlighted search terms on and off.
Expand or collapse page sections Expand or collapse all sections on a page.
submenu indicator Indicates that a top navigation menu has submenus.
Click to view the syntax legend for a command.
external-link icon Indicates that the link goes to web sites external to,, and For example:

Configure your operating system to use the OpenJDK 8 (1.8.0_151 minimum).

bookmark icon Appears when hovering over subheadings and provides a link for bookmarking.

Click to display the link in address bar.

Footer icons

These icons are displayed at the bottom of each page.

Icon Description
PDF file icon PDF version.
Twitter icon DataStax Twitter.
left navigation arrow Open this page (Doc tips) from any topic.
Mail icon Send email feedback to the Docs Team.
DataStax github icon Open DataStax GitHub.
Zip file icon Off the grid? Download the document Zip file to use the HTML document offline.