[R-SIG-Mac] Two UI suggestions: 1. key bindings for help-page navigation buttons; 2: increase font-size of function status bar

Tim Bates timothy.c.bates at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 15:22:15 CEST 2015

A couple of minor suggestions for the mac GUI.

First, Help window back-forward buttons.

Often when the user has opened help, they want to navigate back a page.
Currently the back ( "<“  ) and forward ( “>”) buttons in the help window lack key bindings. So one has to use the mouse to navigate forward and back.

Request: Could these keys be bound to "⌘-{" and "⌘-}" respectively? That would match how Safari handles this app (and many others that have followed it for history navigation).

Second, The function help bar (bottom of the "R console” window) is very helpful, but perhaps in too small a font size.

The font used is also smaller than Apple chooses to use for the comparable Finder folder-trail and selection status bars.

Could the font size/bar height be upped a couple of points (or perhaps linked to the display font size?

best, tim

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