[R] Help with strange RGui behavior? Will not consistently run source.
er|cjberger @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Nov 18 18:18:06 CET 2021
The reason I suggested the test was that I had a real flakey and
annoying GUI problem a couple of years ago.
It had to do with selection by mouse etc. The IT group could not
reproduce the problem (when they connected remotely) and I realized
that when I worked from home I also avoided the problem.
By fluke I found that when the problem arose I could "fix it"
(temporarily) by disconnecting/reconnecting my USB keyboard. My point
is that the problem was some weird interaction between hardware and
software. Eventually the problem more or less disappeared with some
updated version of Windows 10. (I was somewhat relieved to find that a
lot of people were complaining of the same symptoms, but no one could
provide a fix that worked for me.)
On Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 6:45 PM Stephen Hartley
<stephen.hartley.phd using gmail.com> wrote:
> I haven't been able to get remote desktop working, I suspect it's disabled for security reasons.
> Any other thoughts/suggestions?
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 2:22 AM Mark Fowler <gmark.fowler using outlook.com> wrote:
>> This issue bears some similarity to a problem I’ve been experiencing over the last few days. R 4.0.3, Windows 10, RGui. My ability to adjust window dimensions took a serious slide (cursor on edge or corner, click and tug). Usually only works now if I pause for awhile after the click before moving the cursor, while it used to work immediately every time. Similarly my ability to select text with a scroll became more difficult, but shift-clicking works fine. I just assumed my mouse was succumbing to age (still think that likeliest), or possibly related to the last Windows update a few days back (coincidental timing). So I doubt this is pertinent but thought I should mention it just in case.
>> Sent from Mail for Windows
>> From: Eric Berger
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:04 PM
>> To: Stephen Hartley
>> Cc: r-help using r-project.org
>> Subject: Re: [R] Help with strange RGui behavior? Will not consistently run source.
>> Hi Stephen,
>> Does the problem still occur if you connect remotely to your computer from
>> a different computer?
>> e.g. via remote desktop?
>> On Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 6:50 PM Stephen Hartley <
>> stephen.hartley.phd using gmail.com> wrote:
>> > So I've got an odd problem that I can't seem to nail down, and I'm not
>> > totally sure even where I should go to ask about it. Hopefully this mailing
>> > list is acceptable, and please do let me know if not.
>> > I'm using the "Rgui.exe" interface for R in windows 10. I've used this for
>> > more than a decade now with no problems, and for at least a year on this
>> > computer specifically. But now, when I click "Run line or selection" or
>> > equivalently use CTRL+R, it only sometimes runs the selection.
>> > Specifically: the FIRST time I attempt to run any given selection, it
>> > This issue only appears when I drag to select a snippet of text. It works
>> > fine when I simply click on a line without selecting it. However, if I drag
>> > and select a region of code and hit the command, the selection stops being
>> > selected but it does not run the code. If I then drag and select the exact
>> > same code a second time and do it again, it runs normally. If instead of
>> > running the same code again I attempt to select different code, it once
>> > again does not run.
>> > Here's the really odd bit: this affects multiple installations of R. I have
>> > multiple versions of R installed on my machine for testing purposes (R
>> > 3.4.4, 3.6.1, and 4.1.2), and this issue suddenly appeared simultaneously
>> > on all three.
>> > I've tested it hundreds of times in various situations on all three
>> > installations and it is extremely consistent but utterly unreproducible. I
>> > have a second computer with R installed that works normally, and I have
>> > tried doing the exact same thing on that computer and it behaves as
>> > expected.
>> > It's not a hotkey capture issue or a hardware since it doesn't matter if I
>> > use the hotkey or use the right-click menu. So far as I can tell nothing
>> > else has changed. Are there hidden options in Rgui, or is there like an
>> > Rprofile file or something somewhere that all the R installations will run
>> > on startup? Are there R commands that alter options in the gui itself?
>> > I'm not even sure who I should contact or what list I should use, since
>> > this isn't really an issue with the R programming language itself but
>> > rather an issue with the GUI. The issue doesn't involve any keywords that I
>> > can think of to search for others with the same issue ("run R on selection"
>> > appears a lot in unrelated pages).
>> > Best,
>> > Steve Hartley
>> > Staff scientist, National Cancer Institute
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