you are 99% right, I agree! But sometimes it is the case that I want "to scroll" through the data (e.g. visual data check etc.). I know there are other ways to look at my data, but I do not fully understand why this 1000-line-limitation is implemented. By the way, because you mentioned "text", in my case it very often a data.frame() with let's say 10.000 lines, normally I used tibble/as_data_frame() and in 95% of the cases I am happy with the head-10-lines of the data.frame... but why isnt there a preference to put this "1000"-value higher?
But, Thanks for your answer.
See also here(1) and here(2)