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Hotkeys for maximizing and minimizing the current panel

While on Eclipse, I really like the ctrl+m hotkey for maximizing the current panel. In Rstudio you can manually maximize the editor panel by clicking the icon in top-right corner. When executing code, the console will slide into view automatically, but then one has to maximize/minimize the panels manually again. Hotkey could be usefull also for console (verbose output) and help panels. Keep up the good work!

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Joona

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Joona,

Great idea and we can certainly look into making this available. Also on the hotkey for console (verbose output) and help panels, can you elaborate here? I didn't see this as an option on the Mac or Windows GUI. Is it a command that enter at the console to change this setting?

Thanks for the feedback,

Josh

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"Also on the hotkey for console (verbose output) and help panels, can you elaborate here?"

Just to be clear, I still mean a hotkey for maximizing/minimizing. Say I start editing code in the editor panel and maximize the panel by pressing ctr+m. Then I run a piece code by hitting ctrl+Enter and the console pops up. I can then move to the console by hitting ctrl+2 to interact with the results and again if I had ctrl+m I could hit it and maximize the console panel e.g. if there's a lot of output. Then ctrl+1 would take me back to the editor etc...

Help panel isn't as obvious as ctrl+8 only shows the help panel, but doesn't affect the cursor. Maybe hitting ctrl+8 could also move the cursor to the search field of the help panel? Maximizing the help panel with a hotkey would IMO be useful by saving few extra clicks with mouse.

"I didn't see this as an option on the Mac or Windows GUI. Is it a command that enter at the console to change this setting?"

I'm sorry, you kind of lost me there... Why wouldn't max/min hotkey work on win/mac? I can't say for Mac, but at least Windows and Linux panels seem to behave similarly.

In any case, these are minor details, overall I'm already very happy with RStudio.

Joona

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Joona,

Sorry for the confusion and don't worry I added the feature request for a hotkey to maximize/minimize the current panel. This is definitely a good one! I was just trying to hone in on your second suggestion, "Hotkey could be usefull also for console (verbose output) and help panels." I wanted to make sure I understood what you were getting at, as not to miss a great feature.

That said, we do have it on our list that when pressing "ctrl + 8" that it will switch to the Help Pane and then put the cursor into the search field. Also my comment, "I didn't see this as an option on the Mac or Windows GUI. Is it a command that enter at the console to change this setting?" was in reference to your second feature suggestion as I did not understand what. "console (verbose output)" means. If you can explain that further it would be much appreciated.

Thanks for the addition details and again sorry for the confusion.

Josh

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Josh,

"... as I did not understand what. "console (verbose output)" means. If you can explain that further it would be much appreciated."

While talking about verbose output, I was being perhaps too concise. You were probably referring to an extra command to the R console itself (i.e. --verbose) whereas I was just referring to a situation where you have verbose output from whatever code you're executing (e.g. long string of commands being printed in the console, some function printing a lot of output). So there really is only one feature suggestion.

"Thanks for the addition details and again sorry for the confusion."

No problems, and thank you for probably the quickest reply for a feature request I've ever witnessed!

Joona

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Joona,

Okay great! Now I see what you mean and glad we got everything figured out. And thanks for the acknowledgement of a quick response. We love to hear what users think and are actively listening. :-) As always, feel free to post more suggestions as they come up and we love to hear feedback as the project progresses!

Thanks and all the best,

Josh

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