[ESS] Help pops up in web browser

Naresh Gurbuxani n@re@h_gurbux@n| @end|ng |rom hotm@||@com
Sat Feb 22 21:54:06 CET 2020


My problem is that I do not use auto-complete.  I use company only.  Below are relevant sections from my init.el file.  What changes can be made here to avoid this annoying behavior?


;; ESS for R
(use-package ess
  :ensure t
  :defer t
  (setq-default inferior-R-program-name "c:/Progra~1/R/R-3.6.1/bin/x64/Rterm.exe")
  (setq org-babel-R-command "c:/Progra~1/R/R-3.6.1/bin/x64/R --slave --no-save")
  (setq inferior-ess-r-help-command "help(\"%s\", help_type=\"text\")\n")
  (load "ess-autoloads")
  (require 'ess-r-mode)
  (require 'ess-site)
  (define-key ess-r-mode-map "_" #'ess-insert-assign)
  (define-key inferior-ess-r-mode-map "_" #'ess-insert-assign))
;; company mode set up
(use-package company
  :ensure t
  (add-hook 'after-init-hook 'global-company-mode)
  (setq company-frontends '(company-pseudo-tooltip-frontend
;; company-quickhelp set up
(use-package company-quickhelp
  :ensure t
  (company-quickhelp-mode 1))

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd using debian.org>

Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:34 AM

To: Naresh Gurbuxani <naresh_gurbuxani using hotmail.com>

Cc: Julian M. Burgos <julian.burgos using hafogvatn.is>; ess-help using r-project.org <ess-help using r-project.org>

Subject: Re: [ESS] Help pops up in web browser


On 22 February 2020 at 11:22, Naresh Gurbuxani via ESS-help wrote:

| But the first problem remains.  When I type and incomplete command (e.g., "libr"), emacs displays the entire documentation of "library" in inferior ESS window.  So emacs still opens the help file, not in browser but in inferior ESS window.

I had the same problem, and asked here. See the long-ish thread at


The list was most helpful (as well as a few private messages, thank you

all!).  It is indeed an interaction between modes, so I now turned off the

older auto-complete mode:

  ;; edd 2020-02-10 possible interaction with ESS

  ;(require 'auto-complete-config)


I kept other uses of company, irony, ... as set as I actually like them and

the fact that I get a pretty consistent Emacs experience across languages and




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