IDE is tiny, only takes up lower left quadrant of window

mac
hidpi-monitor

#1

On my MacBook running macOS 10.13.6, when RStudio preview 1.2.981 is started on my external monitor, is shows up like this:

Zooming in or out only affects the tiny IDE-in-the-window. When I drag the window to the MacBook's internal screen, it looks ok again. It remains normal-looking when I then drag it back to the external monitor. This problem not occur with RStudio preview 1.2.907.

The internal display is a 2560x1600 13" Retina display, while the external monitor is a 3780x2160 43" screen (non-Retina).


#2

Hi! Welcome!

There’s been some previous reports of various problems with HiDPI secondary monitors. For example:
https://community.rstudio.com/tags/hidpi-monitor

Better support for HiDPI monitors is apparently a goal for the 1.2 release — so to double check, you are saying that this is not a problem when running the 1.2 Preview? What version of RStudio are you running where it is a problem?

(If it’s not a problem in Preview release, is there a reason that you can’t run that release day-to-day?)


#3

It is a problem with preview version 1.2.981. It was not a problem with the previous 1.2 preview versions, such as 1.2.907. I do run the preview version day to day, but have downgraded from 1.2.981 to 1.2.907 because of the problem I described.


#4

See also: https://github.com/rstudio/rstudio/issues/3479

There's a candidate fix for this coming in the next daily builds.


UI starts in a quarter of the window (1.2 daily)
#5

I am also having this same issue.