[S] 2. bg color of help

Christian Hoffmann (christian.hoffmann@wsl.ch)
Fri, 17 Apr 1998 09:34:13 +0200

Hi all,

The answer is

From: "Angelo Canty" <canty@masg40.epfl.ch>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 14:11:26 -0600
The help.start function takes a vector argument of strings used to modify
the look of the window. The actual form of these arguments will be
dependent on the windows system you are using but the following should
work for what you want.
help.start("-bg white")

To also change the lettering to (say) blue use
help.start(c("-bg white","-fg blue"))
From: Richard Raubertas <rfr@bst.rochester.edu>
I also find the default color scheme for the help window unreadable.
You can accomplish what you want with

help.start("-bg white")

(This is with S-Plus 3.4 on Sun Solaris 2.5.1.) Other aspects
of the windows can also be changed using X-windows options. See
the help file for help.start().

Christian Keller gave a general comment on XWindows, but that was in German
and very extensive for my purposes.

Thanks for all answers.

Christian W. Hoffmann
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
CH-8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland
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