[Rd] Problem with console in Windows GUI (PR#4381)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Oct 7 13:00:48 MEST 2003

On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 andrew_zachary at yahoo.com wrote:

> Full_Name: Andrew Zachary
> Version: 1.7.1
> OS: XP Pro
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> The R-console window in the Windows GUI has a nice feature that lets you save
> your preferences for font sizes and background and foreground colors. Unhappily,
> there is no way to load these preferences back in when starting a new session.

Yes, there is: it's described in the README(.rw1071) no less.  At Startup
the settings are read from a Rconsole file: see ?Rconsole.

> Also, the scroll window for selecting colors is very small and awkward. If I
> want to select a color which is towards the top or the bottom of the list, I
> have to scrolls (slowly) through all the entries to get to it. Would make more
> sense to have a color window with user-selectable colors.

You are welcome to supply code for that enhancement.  Some of us would 
just edit the Rconsole file in a text editor.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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