[R] positioning of R windows
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 01:20:07 CET 2013
On 13-02-27 5:33 PM, Glenn Stauffer wrote:
> I have 2 (related, I think) questions about positioning of windows within R.
> 1. I often work with a second monitor and sometimes like to arrange 1
> or more plot windows on the second monitor, while keeping the console on the
> primary monitor (so I can see things better). I used to be able to do this
> (when using Windows XP), but it seems that now (using Windows 7) I can't
> even move the plot window outside of the parent R window. Is this a Windows
> 7 issue, or something I can fix with R preferences?
Sounds like you are running in MDI mode, and want to be using SDI mode.
See Edit | GUI preferences, or the choices when you do an install.
> 2. When I use the file menu to change directories I noticed 2
> differences from Win XP to Win 7. In Win 7, 1) the bottom of the pop-up
> window is off the bottom of my computer, and 2) the directory tree defaults
> to something close to the root, regardless of the current working directory.
> In Win XP, the directory tree defaulted to the current working directory,
> which made it easy to jump up one folder, etc. Is there any way to make this
> the default behavior?
> I am using R 2.15.1
That version isn't current, but I don't recall any changes related to
this (not to say there weren't any). I'd upgrade to 2.15.3 when it is
released later this week and see if you still have problems.
> Glenn Stauffer
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