I encounter a problem similar to this thread:
I deleted a connection from the connections pane, Rstudio froze and and I had to kill the process. When I reloaded the IDE the connection pane UX was gone. Here's a screen shot. I've googled, read the troubleshooting docs, and tried everything I can think of. I downloaded and reinstalled the IDE, switched themes, but nothing is working. All the other panes work fine and it doesn't impact my work (except for the ease of having my connections in one place). But it's odd and I'd love to fix the problem if possible. I'm using a MBP 2017, running OS X 10.15.5
Thanks in advance.
The author solved this by deleting all
.rstudio/ config files. It did work, but the downside is you lose all RStudio settings.
My solution: delete
then you connection pane restored to the initial state and all other settings remain intact.
The config folders are usually in your home directory and hidden. Use ls -l to locate them.
The config folders won't go away by simply uninstall the R/R Studio. So you have to delete them manually.