[Rd] Using konqueror with help.start

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Tue, 12 Jun 2001 16:45:20 +0200

>>>>> Douglas Bates writes:

> For R-1.2.3 on a Debian 2.3 (testing) GNU/Linux system I would like
> to have help.start use Konqueror (the KDE web browser) instead of
> netscape.  I can start it with

>  help.start(browser = "konqueror")

> but trying to search for terms from the search page does not work.  

> My guess is that I need to configure javascript.  The default is not
> to allow javascript at all.  I do not wish to enable javascript
> globally.  Under Settings->Configure Konqueror->Javascript I have set
> accept for the localhost Host/domain.  This does not seem to help.

> Can anyone give instructions on how I can allow searching without
> globally enabling javascript?

> This is important to me because there is a long-standing wishlist bug
> against the Debian r-base package that I could close if I could use
> show that Konqueror could be used instead of netscape.

Hmm ... I raised the issue about help.start() support for browsers other
than netscape a few weeks ago.  I seem to recall that as neither mozilla
(bug) nor konqueror (feature?) can be controlled remotely in the way
netscape does, we decided to not pursue this any further.

It seems that all you want is getting help.start() to work and use the
Java search engine, but what good would this be?  The next help() would
not be able to display HTML output in the same konqueror windows ...

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