Re: [R] How to enable R on-line search in HTML help

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 17:27:48 +0000 (GMT)

First, there is a R-sig-mac list for Mac OS questions.

On Fri, 14 Nov 2008, mauede_at_alice.it wrote:

> I use FireFox as my favourite web browser on my Mac OS/X 10.5

Which version of Firefox? There is a known issue with all released versions >= 3, discussed in the R-admin manual (and R has had a workarounf in place for a while now).

> I double-checked that Java and Java scripts are enabled for FireFox.
> Nevertheless, I cannot use R on-line search help.

How are you trying to use it? And what exactly happens?

You might be using help.start (in which case check its help page for the workaround). Or are you referring to help in the R.app GUI (in which case this is the wrong list)?

> I called Apple Tech Assistance but they do not support FireFox. We tried to set Saphari as the favourite browser but
> evidently R does not support it.

In what sense? I've used search in help.start() with Safari in the past: I even tested it on Windows.

> Does any one knw of a workaround this annoying problem ?

We need to understand the problem first: see the footer to this and every R-help message.

> Thanks a lot,
> Maura
>
> Alice Messenger ;-) chatti anche con gli amici di Windows Live Messenger e tutti i telefonini TIM!
> Vai su http://maileservizi.alice.it/alice_messenger/index.html?pmk=footer
>
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