# Re: [Rd] Request: bring back windows chm help support (PR#14034)

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 18:37:37 -0500

I found the option in ?options and just tried it with Firefox and Google Chrome and they do seem a bit faster than IE.

options(browser = function(x) shell(paste("start firefox", x))) ?help

options(browser = function(x)
?help.search

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 6:18 PM, Peter Ehlers <ehlers_at_ucalgary.ca> wrote:
> Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
>>
>> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 5:55 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> What is it that you particularly liked about the CHM help?  One thing it
>>> did
>>> would like to get those back, in the HTML help.  Is there anything else?
>>>
>>
>> The main thing I miss is the speed. On my Vista system with IE8 it
>> seems to come up slower than the chm based help.
>>
>> Has anyone tried it with a text-based browser such as lynx to see if
>> it runs faster that way?  Is there an option to specify which browser
>> to use for help?
>>
> Gabor, am I right in assuming that the speed problem is for the
> first time you use help? I start Firefox whenever I start R. I don't
> see much of a speed hit after that.
>
>  -Peter Ehlers
>
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