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Restoring Missing Help/Environment/Plot Panes

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It may sometimes appear as though RStudio has lost its rightmost two panes (for instance, you can see the Script and Console panes, but not the Environment or Plot pane). 

The cause of this problem is usually that the right panes have been minimized. They can be restored by dragging the gripper that separates the right panes from left panes. The gripper can be found halfway down the window, along the right edge. 

 

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    Michael Levy

    Except it's not always there. I've run into this before, and it's incredibly frustrating. How about a keyboard shortcut to restore four even-sized panes or something? Check it out, it's really not there: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/w2ek94xsokghk4n/rstudio-issue.png

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    Michael Levy

    The problem is somehow associated with the project I'm working in. If I quit the project, the "gripper" returns, but if I reopen the project, the upper-left pane expands (animated) to occupy the whole window. I can get upper and lower panes with the button in the upper-right, but I can't get left and right panes.

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    Michael Levy

    The issue was with zooming to single panes. This is fixed In the View -> Panes menu, or ctrl-shift-0 to zoom to all panes.

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    James Meservy

    This issue is preposterously frustrating. The grabber disappeared for me as well.

    View -> Panes was the solution - thanks Michael.