[R-SIG-Mac] Using a second monitor, running R under Unix
John.Maindonald at anu.edu.au
Wed Jan 17 23:29:53 CET 2007
Thanks. Presumably the replacement device will have have a
functioning event loop manager? That will be nice. quartz() offers
some features that are not available from x11().
John Maindonald email: john.maindonald at anu.edu.au
phone : +61 2 (6125)3473 fax : +61 2(6125)5549
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Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200.
On 18 Jan 2007, at 2:55 AM, Simon Urbanek wrote:
> Thanks, John.
> This this should be now fixed in the R24-branch (e.g. fetch the
> installer from http://r.research.att.com tomorrow). It is a quick
> hack, legacy Quartz windows will now appear in the center of the
> main screen.
> In general that device (Quartz in console R) is unsupported and
> will go away very soon, because it is a legacy from very old times
> and the API it uses is now deprecated and Apple will remove it from
> future OS X versions. We are working on a replacement device for R-
> devel, but it won't work in R 2.4.1, so stay tuned and I'll let you
> know when it's time to test the new beast ;).
> On Jan 14, 2007, at 6:04 PM, John Maindonald wrote:
>> I am using a MacBook Pro with Core 2 Duo, with an external screen
>> connected that is set to appear above the MacBook Pro's screen. The
>> laptop's menu appear bar is set to appear at the top of the external
>> When I run R under ESS, or from the Unix command line, and type
>> (), the graphics window appears to the "left" of the external
>> monitor. Hitting the F9 key brings it into view, but there seems no
>> way to grab it with the mouse and move it onto less ephemeral real
>> estate. [Under R.app, all is well.]
>> [With x11() half the window is off to the left, and I can drag it to
>> anywhere I want (either screen).]
>> A further issue is that when I plot anything on the quartz screen, I
>> get an "error: message, thus:
>> Warning message:
>> quartz() device interactivity reduced without an event loop manager
>> in: quartz()
>>> plot(1:5, 1:5)
>> CGGStackRestore: gstack underflow.
>> The "CGGStackRestore: gstack underflow" message looks ominous, but it
>> does not cause evident problems.
>> Is there something I can do so that the positioning of the second
>> screen is recognized? At some time in the past, I am sure that
>> () [ and x11()] used to correctly recognize the positioning of the
>> screens. However it is a while since I used quartz(), and I would
>> not have paid too much attention to the x11() behaviour.
>> John Maindonald
>> R version 2.4.1 (2006-12-18)
>> attached base packages:
>>  "splines" "stats" "graphics" "grDevices" "utils"
>>  "methods" "base"
>> John Maindonald email: john.maindonald at anu.edu.au
>> phone : +61 2 (6125)3473 fax : +61 2(6125)5549
>> Centre for Mathematics & Its Applications, Room 1194,
>> John Dedman Mathematical Sciences Building (Building 27)
>> Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200.
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