[R] cycling from x11 window in RCommander to graphics device window: Mac Os 10.6.8

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Thu Jul 28 23:21:47 CEST 2011

Dear Simon,

I'm sitting in front of a MacBook Pro and Command-tab works perfectly fine for me: Selecting X11 brings the R Commander Window to the front, and selecting R brings the Quartz graphics window to the front. I must admit that my habit in classroom demonstrations on a Mac is to use Expose to select Windows, but, unless I misunderstand your problem, Command-tab also works.

I'm using R 2.13.1 under Mac OS X 10.6.7 with XQuartz 2.3.6 and tcltk-8.5.5-x11.

I hope this helps,

John Fox
Sen. William McMaster Prof. of Social Statistics
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
On Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:40:11 -0400
 Simon Kiss <sjkiss at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Colleagues, 
> I have recently installed R Commander on my Mac OS 10.6.8. I'd like to use it for an undergraduate class this year.
> Everything appears to be working fine, except for one thing.  I cannot use Command-tab to cycle from the X11 window in which RCommander is running to any other window open in my workspace.  This is particularly important because I cannot cycle to the graphics device window that is opened when I call a new plot.  If I force quit the X11 window and Rcommander, R remains running and I can see the graphics device window and the plot looks fine.
> But as you can imagine, this is quite laborious, having to restart.
> I've looked through the help documentation and tried reinstalling tcltk prior to opening up Rcommander, but that does not address the problem.
> Any thoughts?
> Yours, Simon Kiss
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