I'm relatively new with LaTeX and I can't find the solution to a problem I came through only recently.

I'm using TeXLive 2015 with the editor TeXstudio, which I updated to the most recent version (2.10.8) a couple days ago, after a while I was using the version 2.10.0.
My problem is that the documentation search that is accessible by right-clicking to a package name is not working anymore, since the following message is showing up:

texdoc did not respond to query on package: babel

The search worked perfectly with the previous version I had. Moreover, texdoc works when I launch it through the command window: i.e. writing the command line

texdoc babel

opens the documentation as expected.

Searching a bit through the Web led me to some questions about the same problem (you can read it here and here), but I can't figure out how the solution works. I assume some modifications must be done to the TeXstudio configuration, and I tried to add the texdoc folder path to the TeXstudio commands as it is suggested, but I must have failed something, since this had no effect.

Where am I wrong?

EDIT: I uninstalled and reinstalled TeXstudio, but the problem still remains.
I forgot to specify I am using Windows 10.

  • I am using the same TeXStudio version and the documentation for Babel works fine. So, I guess it's not a software bug. If it works in the command line, then you don't have the path problem. The links you said are more targeting the search path parameters.
    – Winsoft
    Feb 26, 2016 at 12:29
  • @Winsoft : thank you for commenting. Just to be clear, the malfunctioning regards every package documentation, not only babel's. Maybe something went wrong with the installation... I'll try to reinstall TeXstudio.
    – 19lorenz88
    Feb 26, 2016 at 13:07
  • Please see here if you get some fix or reopen, if you think it is a bug with Windows 10: sourceforge.net/p/texstudio/bugs/1193 and sourceforge.net/p/texstudio/discussion/907840/thread/1b641019
    – LaRiFaRi
    Mar 2, 2016 at 15:17
  • same here: I'm guessing you have a space in the path? texdoc gui and texstudio don't seem to like that.
    – naphaneal
    Mar 21, 2016 at 21:10
  • @LaRiFaRi : thank you for your input and sorry for the late reply. Those are the same discussions I skimmed through while I was searching for a solution some time ago, but I never figured out how to make it work because I couldn't find the Additional Search Paths -> Commands ($PATH) line in Config. I always overlooked the advanced options. Now I added the folder in which texdoc is located and everything works fine!
    – 19lorenz88
    Apr 6, 2016 at 8:15

1 Answer 1


I solved the problem following the discussions provided at this link. The Additional Search Paths -> Commands ($PATH) is under Advanced options.

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