[R] Changing Gui preferences

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Apr 24 09:06:26 CEST 2004

On Sat, 24 Apr 2004, Murray Jorgensen wrote:

> I want to modify my Gui preferences to get rid of the MDI toolbar and 
> status bar. [ Under Windows XP and R 1.8.1 and 1.9.0.]
> When I uncheck the boxes and click "apply" I am told to save the 
> preferences and the changes will take effect when restarting R. I click 
> "save" and a box comes up to ask me to save Rconsole (I'm not sure where 
> this should be saved but I navigate my way to where the old Rconsole was 
> and save on top of it.

?Rconsole tells you where the copy in use is saved.

>  Strangely I am not asked if I want to replace the old Rconsole.

That's programmable, but from this dialog box one would normally want to 
overwrite, no?

> Anyway when I re-start there are no changes and I am still cluttered up 
> by the MDI bars that I want to get rid of!

I think this might be another manifestation of that Microsoft bug, since 
the normal place to look is in the user's home directory.  You need to 
make sure the copy you saved is being used.  (I have just tested this, and 
it does still work.)

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