[R-SIG-Mac] windows that cannot be killed with R gui

Denis Chabot chabotd at globetrotter.net
Fri Sep 15 12:08:20 CEST 2006

Hi Rob
Le 06-09-15 à 00:56, Rob J Goedman a écrit :

> Denis,
> This might be an example of the dangling windows I mentioned  
> yesterday.
> Although I have never seen multiple windows popup at the same time.  
> But if
> left on the screen, I have seen multiple accumulate.

There seems to be a difference between what happens to us. First,  
Applescripting is not involved in my case. Second, these windows  
never pop up in my case. I did create this windows earlier in my  
session. But I closed them (either with the red button at the upper  
left or by doing command-w) when I wanted to dismiss them. With mac  
applications, including R gui in the past (I don't know how far in  
the past, because I did not write down when I first had these  
problems, which is at least many months ago), a window dismissed in  
either of these manners also disappears from the Windows menu. You  
need to minimize a window for it to stay in the menu.

However some (not all) of the windows I dismiss remain in the Windows  
menu. They do disappear the moment I dismiss them, but they remain in  
the Windows menu. Hence if I select them in that menu, they reappear  
on my screen. Dismissing them again does not remove them from the  
Windows menu.

Not a major problem, but my Windows menu becomes messier than I'd like.
> Can you see any of those windows in the window list. Can you select  
> the
> window (click in the window list) and then try to close it?
See above, but in brief, yes, yes, yes to the 3 questions, but after  
doing so the window is still listed (and available) in the Windows  
menu (list).
> Do you remember when you first noticed these windows? Did you use
> help or the workspace manager earlier and then closed them? Did  
> they popup
> a bit later - in my case often when I use AppleScript to make R  
> execute a
> command?
Ah, our problems may be more related than I thought. They do not pop  
up in my case, possibly because I do not use Applescript with R. But  
yes, I definitely created these windows earlier in my session.
> I know, lots of questions, sorry about that.
> If so, version 3774 should fix several of these.
> Regards,
> Rob
I'll get this. I get a new nightly every week or two hoping this  
problem has been elucidated, but not so far. I'm anxious to try 3774  
now that you give me reasons to think this was addressed.


> On Sep 14, 2006, at 8:02 PM, Denis Chabot wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Many weeks ago (months in fact) I reported that during sessions where
>> I created many graphics windows, some of them eventually became
>> "immortal": clicking the red button or doing command-W removes the
>> windows from view they remain in the Windows menu.
>> I am not producing many graphics these days, so I can't say if this
>> is still happening. However I have right now a session open in which
>> a help window, a help topics window and the workspace manager window
>> are impossible to remove from the Windows'menu, even though I did a
>> command-w on each of them.
>> This is with version 3765 of the R gui.
>> Denis
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