Can the location of the table viewer be changed?

rstudio

#1

Currently the data table viewer (View()) opens in the source pane. Is there any way to have it open in one of the other panes?


#2

Yes, you can go into Tools > Global options and you will find options to organize the IDE pane as you wish.


#3

I’m aware of that, but I don’t see a way to set where the table viewer goes (i.e. the response to View() ).


#4

Unfortunately, that’s not currently possible. As an alternative you can pop out the Data Viewer into a separate pane – is that sufficient in your case?


#5

It would be, except that RStudio doesn’t seem to remember that it is popped out. If I pop out some object, and then update it and click again (ie .Last.value) or want to view another object, it doesn’t open in the popout window - it goes to the source pane.


#6

Thanks for catching that – I’ve filed this on our issue tracker at https://github.com/rstudio/rstudio/issues/2204. If there’s anything I’ve missed, would you be willing to follow up in that issue thread as well?


#7

Thank you. Your issue looks like it has everything, so I’ve not added to it, but I am subscribed and will follow it in case there’s anything I can help with.

I think your second comment that once a viewed object is popped out, all viewed objects should go to that window is spot on.