[R] help.start() works with Mozilla, but not with ESS

Jonathan Baron baron at cattell.psych.upenn.edu
Thu Nov 15 01:56:30 CET 2001

>From rossini at blindglobe.net Wed Nov 14 19:50:05 2001
>>>>>> "JB" == Jonathan Baron <baron at cattell.psych.upenn.edu> writes:
>    JB> I haven't looked yet at the code for ESS.  I'm hoping that
>    JB> someone can suggest a workaround.  The browser is really much
>    JB> better than ESS's way of displaying help.  (But not enough
>    JB> better for me to give up ESS.)
>This is actually on purpose.  We grab all help requests and work from
>there.  So what does the WWW browser do better?  (you'll have to tell

1. It allows you to go to related topics by clicking links.  This
is VERY convenient and important.

2 (less important).  It opens in a separate window so that you
can use alt-tab or something like that rather than having it
obscure half your R work space on the screen.

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