[scribus] Native Mac OS X version does not show the document window

Matthias Schmitt freak002 at mmp.lu
Thu Aug 13 11:37:43 CEST 2009

Hello again,

> It seems to be, that the preferences can get in an inconsistent  
> state, which causes the document window to refuse opening.

I think I can reproduce the problem now. The problem occurs when using  
two monitors. The preferences seem to store the last window position  
of the document window. Once you restart Scribus your document window  
appears where it was when the program was quitted.

This works fine as far as my document window stays on the main  
monitor. Then I move the document window a few pixel out of the main  
monitor and quit the program. My second monitor is located left side  
of the main monitor and is larger than my primary MacBook monitor.  
Then I restart the program and the document window does not appear on  
the second monitor, but on the main monitor a few pixel located to the  
right. Now I repeat this cycle of window positioning and program stop  
and start. The more I move the document window to the left on the  
second monitor, the more it is positioned to the right on the main  
monitor after restart. As my second monitor is much wider than my main  
monitor, the document window vanishes from the screen after a few  

So Scribus does draw a document window. It just locates the window  
outside of the visible area. The only possibility to get it back  
again, as far as I have figured out, is to delete the preference files.

Best regards

Matthias Schmitt

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