[ESS] help popup: how to configure?

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Sun Aug 11 15:18:36 CEST 2013

Strictly speaking this has nothing to do with ESS. AC removes the popup
on user input, and if it fails, that means it is an AC/openbox
issue. You should report it on AC bug list but try to reproduce the
problem in elisp mode first.

I find quick-help annong and thus bind these keys for help-on-demand:

   (define-key ac-completing-map (kbd "M-h") 'ac-quick-help)
   (define-key ac-mode-map (kbd "M-H") 'ac-last-quick-help)
   ;; (define-key ac-mode-map (kbd "M-H") 'ac-last-help)
It might solve the issue.

I am also setting ac-quick-help-prefer-pos-tip to t, as I don't like
native "yellow" tooltips.


 >> Igor Sosa Mayor <joseleopoldo1792 at gmail.com>
 >> on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 14:41:17 +0200 wrote:

 > Hi all,
 > I have the following problem: when I'm writing a script I get this kind
 > of `help popup' (this kind of yellow box). This is nice. The problem is
 > that this popup does not disappear. I have to close (!) emacs. I don't
 > know whether this is a problem of ESS, of emacs or of my window manager
 > (openbox). In any case, this is really disturbing.

 > If I do the following:
 > (setq ac-use-quick-help nil)

 > I can (as far as I understand the variable) get rif of this box, but I
 > disable the mechanism of auto-complete in all buffers... which is not
 > what I want.

 > Therefore my question:
 > 1. is anyone also having this problem? If yes, any solution?
 > 2. maybe easier (and a little bit off topic): is there a way to set this
 >    variable only for R buffers?

 > many thanks in advance,

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