[R] positioning of R windows

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 14:18:48 CET 2013

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 5:33 PM, Glenn Stauffer <ges162 at psu.edu> 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?
> 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

Regarding (2) you might try adjusting the screen resolution.

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