[ESS] can I make R help buffers automatically active and maximised?

Vincent Goulet vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca
Thu Feb 21 17:56:50 CET 2008

Le jeu. 21 févr. à 09:25, Stephen Eglen a écrit :

> Dan Davison writes:
>> When I call up a help page in an iESS (*R*) buffer with e.g.
>> ?read.table
>> the window splits in two horizontally with the requested help page
>> in the other buffer, and my cursor stays in the iESS buffer.
>> Can I control this behaviour? Personally I'd prefer to have the
>> help buffer as the active buffer, and have that buffer maximised
>> rather than horizontal-split. i.e. I'd like to avoid typing the
>> extra C-X o C-x 1.
> Sorry, we don't have that behaviour (yet); this is what the
> documentation currently says we offer:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>   Help buffers normally appear in another window within the current
> frame.  If you wish help buffers to appear in their own frame (either
> one per help buffer, or one for all help buffers), you can customize  
> the
> variable `ess-help-own-frame'.

And of course, the C-X o C-x 1 can be replaced by a C-x 0...

It's when I started working with ESS that I discovered the usefulness  
(for me at least) of defining a simpler keymap for other-window. I  
have it bound to F12.


   Vincent Goulet, Associate Professor
   École d'actuariat
   Université Laval, Québec
   Vincent.Goulet at act.ulaval.ca   http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca

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