[R] positioning of R windows
gestauffer at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 17:00:20 CET 2013
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'
I'll update to the new R version
From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On
Behalf Of Prof Brian Ripley
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 1:52 AM
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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
> 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.
> Glenn Stauffer
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