Re: [Rd] Rgui bug in Windows: leftover download dialog (PR#7964)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu 23 Jun 2005 - 17:23:39 GMT

On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 wrote:

> On 6/22/2005 4:15 PM, wrote:
>> In Windows, if a download is interrupted (by switching to the console
>> window and hitting ESC), the download status dialog can be left
>> onscreen, with no apparent way to get rid of it (other than stopping and
>> restarting R).
>> To duplicate:
>> Run this:
>> a <- available.packages()
>> download.packages(a, 'c:/temp')
>> Then, during a particularly long download, switch to the console window
>> and hit ESC.
>> This affects R-devel, as well as 2.1.1.
> Now fixed in R-devel and R-patched. I also set it so the dialog retains
> its position if you move it out of the way; it was pretty irritating to
> have it pop up in the middle of the screen every time in a multiple file
> download.

I don't think you can do simultaneous downloads, and is not the `it' different progress bar windows?

Do you mean that the next instance of a progress bar will come up where the last one was? That seems not the standard ergonomics on GUI systems, in which a new window is treated as a new window and not the same as an old one. I hate it when Windows puts Firefox up where I dragged the last Firefox window (or even where another user dragged it).

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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