[R] positioning of R windows
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 17:10:41 CET 2013
On 28/02/2013 11:00 AM, Glenn Stauffer wrote:
> Ahh, I should have known about the MDI and SDI options - choosing SDI lets
> me do what I want. Thanks.
> On #2, I realized that when the change directory dialog window pops up, if I
> resize it, R remembers the resizing so that now the entire window is
> visible. I should have tried that before I posted. No luck though on getting
> the "change directory" dialog box to begin at the current working directory
> the same manner as 'save' or 'open'
> dialog boxes.
> I'll update to the new R version
In the 2.15.3 release candidate, I see this:
The first time I open that control, it starts in the current working
After that, it starts in the last directory chosen in that control. If
I've used setwd() in the console to change, it doesn't see the change.
This might be fixable, but not for tomorrow.
> Glenn Stauffer
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> Subject: Re: [R] positioning of R windows
> On 27/02/2013 22:33, Glenn Stauffer wrote:
> > I have 2 (related, I think) questions about positioning of windows within
> > 1. I often work with a second monitor and sometimes like to arrange
> > 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?
> Run RGui with --sdi I don't believe it was ever intentionally possible to
> move MDI windows outside the frame.
> > 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?
> Ask Microsoft not to change the behaviour of their common controls API.
> > I am using R 2.15.1
> Which is not current: R 2.15.3 will be released tomorrow. And you are
> comparing an old OS (Win7) with a very old one (XP): R for Windows was
> adapted for Win7 and before that, Vista, several years ago.
> > Thanks,
> > Glenn Stauffer
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