RStudio 1.1 help links bug


#1

Just upgraded to RStudio 1.1 (Mac OS 10.12.6, R 3.4.0), and it looks like all of the hyperlinks in the help documentation is colored white. What gives?

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#2

What editor theme are you using? Does the issue persist after closing and restarting RStudio? Does switching the editor theme alleviate the issue?


#3

Bingo! There appear to be some weird interactions between the RStudio Theme and the Editor Theme. For example, I was using the “Classic” RStudio theme (primarily dark on light) along with the “Material” editor theme (primarily light on dark). My guess is that Material specifies a white hyperlink color, which the help docs were picking up.

These types of interactions are unexpected, and I would encourage the RStudio team to look into how the Editor themes impact panels beyond the script editor.