[R-SIG-Mac] [External] R-SIG-Mac Digest, Vol 134, Issue 1

Witthoft, Carl G UTAS Carl.Witthoft at utas.utc.com
Tue Apr 1 13:20:55 CEST 2014

I've seen this happen with arbitrary windows belonging to arbitrary apps,  so it may not be an R.app-specific bug.   In the grand scheme of things (i.e., 'hey, at least it's not Windows8!!),  I view this as a minor annoyance.

Carl Witthoft, Systems Engineer
ISR Systems / United Technologies Aerospace Systems
 Westford MA

-----Original Message-----

   1.  Strange behavior of R window when switching using Mission
      Control / Expos? (Jimmy O'Donnell)
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:47:26 -0700
From: "Jimmy O'Donnell" <jodonnellbio at gmail.com>
To: r-sig-mac at r-project.org
Subject: [R-SIG-Mac] Strange behavior of R window when switching using
	Mission Control / Expos?
	<CADZ-pxyoRqZ6qfSweuMGr23tKSrCKLuaxordxeOjMsou-Zwnjw at mail.gmail.com>
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Hi all,

When I have another application window active (say Chrome), and then use Mission Control/Expos? 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:

I uploaded a video of the (mostly) reproducible behavior in case my description is ambiguous. Here:

Has anyone else experienced or resolved this issue? Any helpful clues would be much appreciated.



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