[R-SIG-Mac] Location of plot() window

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at R-project.org
Mon Apr 30 22:26:43 CEST 2018


unfortunately, the Quartz windows are always placed at the same coordinates 100 x 100 and there is no option to change that.

However, you can move it around using the Cocoa package if you so desire (assuming you're in the R.app):



## create a quartz device and get its window
## make sure you run the following as one command or else you'll get the console window instead
quartz(); w = .M(.M("NSApplication", "sharedApplication"), "keyWindow")

## move the window:
.M(w, "setFrameTopLeftPoint:", NSMakePoint(100, 1000))

You can move it anywhere on any screen - also off-screen.

The other alternative is to move it using AppleScript.


> On Apr 30, 2018, at 11:46 AM, Dennis Fisher <fisher at plessthan.com> wrote:
> R 3.5.0
> OS X
> Colleagues
> When I open a plot() window on-screen, it appears in the lower left corner of the screen.  
> Is it possible to control the location?  If so, what commands?  
> And, if so, can I locate it to a display other than the primary display?
> Dennis
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