[R-SIG-Mac] [External] Behaviour or Quartz windows

Richard M. Heiberger rmh @end|ng |rom temp|e@edu
Tue Feb 9 18:33:11 CET 2021

Is R on M1 really talking to the REAL XQuartz?  After I opened XQuartz from the spotlignt, it acknowledged the xterm window, but not the R graphics window.  When I closed the XQuartz
app, the R graphics window was still open and functioning.  dev.cur() says "quartz".

just checked on my older intel mac.  same behavior.  the Xquartz.app menu doesn't list
the R graphics window, and the R graphics shows "...", not "XQuartz" in the menu bar.

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Subject: Re: [R-SIG-Mac] [External]  Behaviour or Quartz windows

When I draw a 9x7 panel lattice it displays 12 panels, then sits there until I resize the window. then the rest appears.  When I display another 9x7, it too sits at 12 panels.
When I Cmd-left for the previous display, the current one vanishes entirely.
When I send the command again, after it sits I resize the window.  Now the full second display
is visible.  When I Cmd-left followed by Cmd-right, the second display is lost.

I am using R version 4.0.3 (2020-10-10) on Silicon Mac Big Sur 11.1 from inside ESS.

XQuartz doesn't report correctly.  On the MenuBar it doesn't say "XQuartz".  Instead it shows a
small Apple Icon which has no information when clicked.  When I search using the MenuBar Spotlight icon, it tells me Xquartz 2.8.0_beta1 and offers to update to beta3.  Clicking on XQuartz.app in the Spotlight menu gives proper XQuartz information in the upper left corner
of the MenuBar.


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Subject: [External] [R-SIG-Mac] Behaviour or Quartz windows


I�ll just confirm the odd behaviour of the Quartz window in Big Sur 11.2 R 4.0.3 GUI 1.73 on M1 silicon. I have installed the beta3 version of Quartz. In my case I have to CMD <- twice, then go forward to get the next to last plot.

Are these Quartz windows constructed using native MacOS graphics or XQuartz?


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