Optimizing your Browser for RStudio Workbench / RStudio Server


NOTE: This article is only applicable if you are using RStudio Workbench or RStudio Server (as opposed to using RStudio Desktop).

Run a Recent Browser Version

RStudio Workbench (previously RStudio Server Pro) makes use of a number of advanced web browser features and as a result, benefits from running within more up-to-date browser versions. Our supported browsers are listed on the Platform Support page

Disable Pop-Up Blockers

There are a number of instances where RStudio workbench needs to show a new external popup window (e.g to display a PDF file). We therefore recommend that you disable pop-up blocking for the RStudio domain. Most browsers will prompt you regarding whether you want to enable popups for RStudio Workbench the first time one is blocked. Some browsers (such as Safari) may require you to globally enable and disable popups.

Disable Browser Spell Checking

If you are using a browser with built-in spell-checking, you may find it desirable to disable "Check Spelling While Typing" (available from the Edit menu) since many of the words you enter in the Source and Console will not be in the built-in dictionary and thus will show up with a red underline when entered.