[R] R help in Firefox on Windows XP

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at MedAnalytics.com
Thu Jun 17 19:45:38 CEST 2004

On Thu, 2004-06-17 at 12:06, Erich Neuwirth wrote:
> I had to reinstall my machine, so I installed Firefox 0.9 as browser
> I am using WinXP and R 1.9.1 beta.
> Now search in R html help does not work.
> I checked that the Java VM is working correctlt, Sun's test site says
> my installation is OK.
> Firefoxalso tells me that
> Applet Searchengine loaded
> Applet Searchengine started
> it just does not find anything.
> Does anybody know how to solve this?
> Erich


Do you also have JavaScript enabled in the Firefox Tools -> Options

Both Java and JavaScript need to be enabled for the help.start() search
engine to function properly.

I reviewed the release notes at
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/releases/ and did not see
anything relating to Java there, as had been the case with prior
releases. The message that you are getting on the status line suggests
that the R search applet is being found and properly enabled, which is
typically the primary source of problems.

Check the above and let us know.

Marc Schwartz

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