Problem with arrow keys in RStudio iOS-Safari


if got a problem with my RStudio setup. I use RStudio server edition v. 1.1.456 on my ubuntu server 18.04. For my ‘client’ I use a 7. generation Ipad with iOS12 and a bluetooth keyboard. I access RStudio via Safari Browser.

And well my problem is simple: my arrow keys are just not working.. which makes it quit impossible to use it effectively.

Note: while using it with my mac or windows pc arrows keys are working fine.

Anybody got the same problem or some suctions?


Hi @mystorius! Welcome!

There are several known bugs involving use of RStudio Server from iOS. You can see them all on the GitHub issue tracker:

Based on this previous discussion here, the problem is related to one of the components RStudio uses under the hood:

Work is apparently underway, but I don’t know how soon any of this will be fixed.

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There have been some efforts to provide support for arrow keys on iOS in the preview release of RStudio. Can you give that a shot and let us know if the situation has indeed improved there?

thanks for the info. I tried it with v 1.2.1047-1 and it works :slight_smile: Keyboard shortcuts are still missing but now its at least usable.

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