Re: [R] help.start() on linux (fedora 8) when firefox alreading running - a way to open a new tab?

From: Patrick Connolly <p_connolly_at_slingshot.co.nz>
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 08:46:36 +1300

On Sun, 02-Mar-2008 at 05:32PM -0500, Dale Steele wrote:

|> Using linux fedora 8 (x86_64) I get the following when firefox is
|> already running. Is there a way to adjust settings in either R or
|> firefox to open a new tab when help.start() is invoked? Thanks.

Using FC6, it works as it says, except that I don't have to switch to the firefox window: it does that in about 1 second (and in a new tab). That's if I use firefox as the browser: if I use konqueror, it DOES start a new instance contrary to the message.

My guess is that it has to do with your window manager's settings. There are many permutations that could be different from mine. I don't think it's an R setting.

|> --Dale
|>
|> > help.start()
|> Making links in per-session dir ...
|> If '/usr/bin/firefox' is already running, it is *not* restarted, and
|> you must switch to its window.
|> Otherwise, be patient ...
|>
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