[ESS] Make ess-help reuse one and only one buffer?

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Sat Sep 7 05:29:40 CEST 2013

This is the second time in past 3 months that somebody asks for this
feature. I have added ess-help-reuse-window variable. If t (the
default), ess will reuse the help window. Would be nice if you could
check if the current behavior (SVN) is what you want.

Please object now if you think this is not a good default.


 >> "Poile, Christopher" <poile at edwards.usask.ca>
 >> on Fri, 6 Sep 2013 23:50:32 +0000 wrote:

 > Hello everyone,
 > I have tried a number of different ways to get ESS help buffers to display in
 > only one window (the bottom right window, in this case). But it seems that the
 > solutions on Stack Overflow only affect the behavior of regular emacs help
 > windows.
 > E.g., http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1381794/too-many-split-screens-opening-in-emacs

 > Using 'dedicated.el' and other dedicated window tricks only work some of the
 > time, and it's a pain to use if you are switching your main editing buffer from
 > ESS[R] to the parent Orgmode file, jump to a different Org branch and reenter
 > ESS[R] mode.

 > And the ESS help options seem to be focused on frames (eg, ess-help-own-frame).

 > Has anyone found a way to make ESS help windows reuse the same window?

 > Thanks for the help,
 > Chris.

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