[R] TCL/Tk weirdness with R-1.2.x under Win98

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Jan 22 20:33:56 CET 2001

peter denisevich <pdenis2 at home.com> writes:

> With R1.2.1 and R1.2.0 (but not 1.1.x) under Win98 I have the following 
> problem with the Tk demos
> ***IFF the Windows taskbar is set to "autohide" ***:
>  >demo(tkdensity) [or any other Tk demo]
> Tk interactive window opens.
> Move mouse into Tk window and the window immediately minimizes onto the 
> Windows taskbar .
> Move mouse to taskbar and click on Tk icon -- window pops back up.
> Move mouse into Tk window and window minimizes back onto taskbar.
> Repeat at infinitum...
> At this point, changing taskbar setting to not autohide generally allows me 
> to close the Tk window, but (with demo(TkFAQ)  I got a string of 
> "expression nested too deep..." error msgs.)
> If the taskbar is not set to autohide at the start, everything seems OK.
> FWIW -- tcl83.dll and tk83.dll are both 8.3.2 dated 8/8/00 of sizes 605 kb 
> and 907 kb, respectively, and worked OK under R-1.x.  Graphics adapter is a 
> Matrox G200/8 MB with current drivers.
> Have I missed something?

Mnnnohhh... Haven't heard about *that* effect before. There are things
we know we aren't doing right in the Tcl interface on Windows, but I
can't see it explain this. I don't think any of the stuff changed from
1.1.1 to 1.2.0 has any bearing on this.

I assume the wish shell is not doing the same thing?

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