[ESS] help("foo") opens web browser but ?foo doesn't

Henrik Singmann henrik.singmann at psychologie.uni-freiburg.de
Wed Mar 13 12:58:57 CET 2013

Perhaps I should add that I am using Windows 7 64bit, Emacs 24.2, and ESS 12.09-2

All is pretty vanilla (installed yesterday).

Am 13.03.2013 12:49, schrieb Henrik Singmann:
> Hi all,
> I know that similar questions have come up from time to time, but the solutions didn't fit my problem.
> I want ESS to display help pages always in the web browser and managed to do so partly thanks to SO (http://stackoverflow.com/q/2413163/289572) via
>   '(inferior-ess-r-help-command ".help.ESS(\"%s\", help_type=\"html\")")
> in my custom variables in my .emacs
> However, the browser only opens for help("foo") but not ?foo.
> Any thoughts on how to open help in browser also for ?foo (or better always)?
> Many thanks,
> Henrik

Dipl. Psych. Henrik Singmann
PhD Student
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

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