[R-SIG-Mac] R.app feature request
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sun Dec 6 00:59:07 CET 2009
On Dec 5, 2009, at 6:48 PM, David Winsemius wrote:
> On Dec 5, 2009, at 5:51 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>> On 05/12/2009 5:00 PM, Soeren.Vogel at eawag.ch wrote:
>>> Dear R.app developers
>>> Would be a nice feature if one could change the default help
>>> browser to an external application, e.g. Safari or Firefox.
>> I'm not sure this is an improvement, but it's easy to do:
> Thank you, Duncan. I think it could be an improvement on my system
> because the R Rd browser fails to link to follow external URL's in
> the most recent MacOS incarnation. You can copy and paste to a
> browser, but you get failure and sometimes you get freezes.
For instance when I just clicked in an R browser window that linked to
your document "Parsing Rd files.pdf" the window fills with the first
page of the pdf, but the spinning pinwheel-of-death appears and will
not resolve. This is fairly predictable, so fortunately I had saved my
work before doing this, so I would be able to recreate my intermediate
results after a force-quit.
>> 1. Create your own "print.help_files_with_topic" function, copied
>> from the private one in utils:
>> print.help_files_with_topic <- utils:::print.help_files_with_topic
>> 2. Edit it so it doesn't replace the browser when .Platform$GUI ==
>> "AQUA" && type == "html".
>> That's it --- now it will respect your choice of
> Works for me. Thanks for the advice.
>> Duncan Murdoch
> David Winsemius, MD
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