[Rd] Rgui bug in Windows: leftover download dialog (PR#7964)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jun 23 19:23:39 CEST 2005

On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 murdoch at stats.uwo.ca wrote:

> On 6/22/2005 4:15 PM, murdoch at stats.uwo.ca wrote:
>> In Windows, if a download is interrupted (by switching to the console
>> window and hitting ESC), the download status dialog can be left
>> onscreen, with no apparent way to get rid of it (other than stopping and
>> restarting R).
>> To duplicate:
>> Run this:
>> a <- available.packages()
>> download.packages(a, 'c:/temp')
>> Then, during a particularly long download, switch to the console window
>> and hit ESC.
>> This affects R-devel, as well as 2.1.1.
> Now fixed in R-devel and R-patched.  I also set it so the dialog retains
> its position if you move it out of the way; it was pretty irritating to
> have it pop up in the middle of the screen every time in a multiple file
> download.

I don't think you can do simultaneous downloads, and is not the `it' 
different progress bar windows?

Do you mean that the next instance of a progress bar will come up where 
the last one was?  That seems not the standard ergonomics on GUI systems, 
in which a new window is treated as a new window and not the same as an 
old one.  I hate it when Windows puts Firefox up where I dragged the last 
Firefox window (or even where another user dragged it).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

More information about the R-devel mailing list