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

From: Peter Ehlers <>
Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 16:18:56 -0700

Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 5:55 PM, Duncan Murdoch <> wrote:
>> What is it that you particularly liked about the CHM help? One thing it did
>> well was the table of contents at the side, and the built-in search. I
>> 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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