[R-SIG-Mac] Using XQuartz - any known issues?

ANDERSON Niall N|@||@Ander@on @end|ng |rom ed@@c@uk
Mon Apr 20 21:42:08 CEST 2020

Dear all,

I’m relatively new to MacOS and have only recently started trying to use XQuartz to enable me to run Rcmdr. Are there any common issues/ tips for getting good performance out of it (or should it usually run well with default settings)?

On first installation, I found there was a very long lag in menus being populated (i.e. the menu shape was generated, but no usable options were added), to the extent that Rcmdr was then effectively useless (not Rcmdr’s fault, I don’t think). One of my students suggested reducing Output Colors option from the default “Millions” setting. That seems to deal with the problem, thankfully.

Is that typical of XQuartz, and is there anything else I should be doing to get the best performance from it?


Niall Anderson


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