[R-SIG-Mac] Strange behavior of R window when switching using Mission Control / Exposé

Brandon Hurr bhive01 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 07:11:46 CEST 2014

I can confirm this behavior on my mac since at least R 2.11.0, OS X
10.6.8 to 10.9.2. It's been driving me nuts. The window is actually in
the front and you can type in it, but you can't see it until you do
expose a second time or click on the window.

On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 2:47 AM, Jimmy O'Donnell <jodonnellbio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> When I have another application window active (say Chrome), and then use
> Mission Control/Exposé to show all windows, then click on any R window, the
> R window comes to the front for half of a second and then goes behind other
> application windows. This has plagued me across updates of both R and MacOS
> for years. I am currently running Mavericks (10.9.2) on a 2012 MacBook Pro,
> but experienced the same issue since I started using R on a Leopard and
> then Snow Leopard (10.6.8) based 2008 Macbook. Over the last few years I
> have searched many times for a solution, but the best I could do was find
> someone else who had the same problem:
> http://grokbase.com/t/r/r-sig-mac/108fez79s0/window-prioritization-after-using-expos%C3%A9
> I uploaded a video of the (mostly) reproducible behavior in case my
> description is ambiguous. Here:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O46LiTniq8Q&feature=youtu.be
> Has anyone else experienced or resolved this issue? Any helpful clues would
> be much appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Jimmy
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