When I input a function, the R help document pops up automatically. It's very annoying. How to turn it off? screenshot

  • it doesn't do this by default. There is probably something in your configuration causing this problem. You could start by bisecting it to narrow down the likely problem: emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/28429/…
    – Tyler
    Mar 5, 2021 at 16:42
  • I use doom-emacs. It might be not easy to do that. Is this functionality provided by ESS? Mar 5, 2021 at 16:53
  • It's probably associated with ESS, but what you describe sounds very irritating - definitely not standard behaviour with ESS, which I also use extensively. I'm not familiar with Doom Emacs unfortunately
    – Tyler
    Mar 5, 2021 at 17:03

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This is an interaction of company-mode with ESS. You can fix this issue like this:

(setq ess-use-company 'script-only)

This disables use of company-mode in the R terminal, but makes it available in R scripts. To disable it entirely in ESS, just use

(setq ess-use-company nil)

More useful information about company-mode with ESS can be found here:


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