[R-SIG-Mac] hangs on Open Dialog

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Tue Jan 13 00:03:15 CET 2015


> On Jan 12, 2015, at 5:43 PM, Carl Witthoft <carl at witthoft.com> wrote:
> Updated info:  I installed the latest patch version of R from research.att.com ,
> and there are several things behaving differently.  Now I do not get any files opened when I open R, whereas previously all files open when I quit R re-opened (even if I'd used quit() and had a normal end of session).
> In addition, the Window menu no longer displays windows (such as files being edited) which had been closed earlier in my R session.
> BUT: I torture-tested by opening about 50 files inside R.  I then force-quit R, and then on restart,  R tries to re-open all the files again! I'm guessing this is desired behavior, to recover any lost work, but it's a bit unnerving.  At the very least, can you advise if there's a config file somewhere that I could delete to avoid this recovery mode?

Send all thanks to Apple - this is how the OS behave now - I find it extremely annoying, but AFAIK the app has no control over it, because they come as regular open request to the app.

That said, nothing really changed on the R side - we didn't touch the R.app for almost a year, so whatever you may be seeing has to do wither with your OS or the build you picked.


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>> Message: 4
>> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:20:03 -0500
>> From: Carl Witthoft <carl at witthoft.com>
>> To: "r-sig-mac at r-project.org" <r-sig-mac at r-project.org>
>> Subject: [R-SIG-Mac] Still have hangs on Open Dialog Box
>> Message-ID: <54B44893.9040600 at witthoft.com>
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>> I thought this problem had gone away, but it's still hitting me.
>> Yosemite on a dual-core iMac, R 3.1.2 GUI 1.65 Mavericks build (6833).
>> I've verified Permissions and Disk, using DiskUtility.
>> What happens is: I select "Open" from the menu to try to open a new file
>> inside R, and I get the OpenDialog window, but the contents of the
>> current directory never fill the window; just spinning beachball of
>> death.  I thought turning off DefaultFolder helped, but it didn't.  I
>> have to force-quit R and delete  the file "com.apple.finder.plist" from
>> my Library/Preferences directory to be able to successfully open a file
>> from inside R (as opposed to double-clicking on a Finder window's file
>> icon) the next time I open R.app GUI .
>> The only other thing I noticed is that, when R starts up,  a whole pile
>> of previously-opened files are displayed and then disappear.  WHen I hit
>> the  Mac OSX "F10" function key  to display all current windows
>> belonging to R, I got a strange (at least to me) display.  All the
>> current windows are displayed but ALSO a long row of mini-icons
>> representing previously open (and closed) document windows.  I posted a
>> screen shot at  https://app.box.com/s/qutc86rujitb49geur8c  ; this
>> appears to match my "Recent" doc list in the File Menu.
>> I don't know what causes that -- Microsoft Office apps don't do this,
>> but TextWrangler and GraphicConverter(for two examples) do.  I  don't
>> know  whether it is related to  R's misbehavior on my machine.  All I
>> know for certain is that no other application I've tried ever hangs on
>> Open dialog boxes.
>> Any ideas?
>> Carl
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