Bug 15925 - caret stuck
Summary: caret stuck
Alias: None
Product: R
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Windows GUI / Window specific (show other bugs)
Version: R 3.1.1
Hardware: x86_64/x64/amd64 (64-bit) Windows 64-bit
: P5 minor
Assignee: R-core
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-08-08 05:56 UTC by Mark Bravington
Modified: 2014-08-19 12:22 UTC (History)
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Description Mark Bravington 2014-08-08 05:56:47 UTC
In Rgui in R3.1.1 Windows, use <up> to scroll back thru commands. Each <up> puts the caret (text insertion point) shows on the RHS of the line--- correct. But when I then use <left> or <Home> to move the insertion point back within the line, the caret sometimes remains completely stuck on the RHS of the line. However, if I type a character, then it does appear somewhere to the left. So the "real" insertion point has moved, but the visible caret has not.

Hard to reproduce this, I'm afraid: it's sporadic even within a session, and screenshots don't help. But when it starts happening, it seems to happen frequently for a while--- and it is annoying!

It's a different issue (I think) to the long-term but unimportant phenomenon of the caret showing in completely the wrong place (eg if <ESC> is pressed while editing an input line), but then jumping to the right place when a key is  pressed.

R version 3.1.1 (2014-07-10)
Platform: i386-w64-mingw32/i386 (32-bit)

[1] LC_COLLATE=English_Australia.1252  LC_CTYPE=English_Australia.1252    LC_MONETARY=English_Australia.1252 LC_NUMERIC=C                       LC_TIME=English_Australia.1252    

attached base packages:
[1] grDevices tcltk     tools     stats     graphics  utils     methods   base     

other attached packages:
 [1] ckmr_1.0.52           ckn_1.0.142           sibbery_1.47          abind_1.4-0           handy_1.1.8           Oarray.support_1.0.12 nicetime_1.0.29       chstuff_1.6           ADR_2.0.50            atease_1.0.14         handy2_1.5.22         debug_1.3.7           Oarray_1.4-5          mvbutils_2.8.54      

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] int8_1.0.66   tweedie_2.1.5
Comment 1 Mark Bravington 2014-08-18 05:07:15 UTC
Happens when the previous command sends output with '\r', and doesn't finish with a newline.

> cat( '\r123')
123> # won't be able to move caret after using up-arrow
Comment 2 Uwe Ligges 2014-08-19 12:22:30 UTC