The Help menu items can be used to display information on a variety of topics. Each item corresponds to a HTML file in the Help folder. The information is displayed in a separate help window which behaves like a simplified browser. The size and location of this window is remembered when it closes.

Keyboard shortcuts

Various keyboard shortcuts can be used when the help window is in front:

Special links

The help window supports a number of Golly-specific links:

Note that for some links (get, open, unzip) you can tell Golly to open the specified file in your text editor by control-clicking or right-clicking on the link.