[R-SIG-Mac] cmd-return in editor does not go to next line

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Tue Mar 4 20:31:48 CET 2008


On Mar 4, 2008, at 1:12 PM, Rune Maagensen wrote:

> I've just started using R 2.62 on OSX 10.4.11 on a macbook 2,1 and  
> found that in the Editor on Windows ctrl-R runs the current line and  
> goes to the next line. On Mac cmd-return runs the current line and  
> stays there. Shouldn't the cursor go to the next line, so a program  
> can be run stepwise with multiple cmd-rtn instead of cmd-rtn down- 
> arrow?

It was not designed to do so, but clearly it could be changed,  I'm  
not sure it's good idea, though, as it combines an action (execute a  
line) with a change of selection and that is usually not desirable (I  
know that WIndows is known to breach UI design principles all over the  
place, but that's another story). Most commonly one uses selection to  
select the program/function that will be run instead and you don't  
want to change the position there. Any comments on this from other  

> Is there a search option in the web archive? I couldn't find it.



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