[R-SIG-Mac] hangs on Open Dialog
carl at witthoft.com
Tue Jan 13 22:37:40 CET 2015
Hmmm.. you sure that deleting ~/Library/Saved Application
State/org.R-project.R.savedState won't kill off that "history" ?
BTW, possibly coincidence, but since installing R version 3.1.2 Patched
(2015-01-11 r67421) I've gone 24 hrs without the OpenDialog hanging.
On 1/12/15 6:03 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:
>> 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.
>>> 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.
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