[Rd] Using konqueror with help.start

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue, 12 Jun 2001 15:47:58 +0100 (BST)

On 12 Jun 2001, Douglas Bates wrote:

> 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.

The R help.start() search uses Java and not Javascript. They are
almost nothing to do with each other, and are enabled independently in

Does konqueror have Java support?

If you run help.start using netscape you will see

`Starting Java'


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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