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

Berend Hasselman bhh at xs4all.nl
Sat Aug 15 16:57:13 CEST 2015

> On 15-08-2015, at 15:22, Tim Bates <timothy.c.bates at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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).

I haven’t assigned any keyboard shortcut for Safari, The keys mentioned in Safari for me are: “⌘-[" and “⌘-]”
I would prefer  “⌘-[" and “⌘-]”  so that the Shift key is not necessary.


> 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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