[Rd] R crashes when resizing windows (PR#2992)

gavin at stats.gla.ac.uk gavin at stats.gla.ac.uk
Tue May 13 14:47:23 MEST 2003

Full_Name: Gavin Alexander
Version: 1.7.0
OS: Win2000
Submission from: (NULL) (

When I resize the R-GUI console window by dragging an edge and drag for more
than a second or two, R crashes. The program exits, leaving a pop-up "Program
Error" box with the message:
"Rgui.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows.
 You will need to restart the program.
 An Error log is being created.".

I now avoid having to resize the console window by setting the default size in
GUI preferences. However, R still crashes when resizing help windows, which
don't have a user-settable default size.

I am using R version 1.7.0, but can replicate this problem in the only other
versions I have used: 1.4.1 and 1.6.2, in both MDI and SDI mode, all in

Gavin Alexander

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