[scribus] Newbie Mac User

avox avox at arcor.de
Fri Jul 31 16:09:35 CEST 2009

Jeffrey Silverman-2 wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 10:24 PM, John Morris <johnjeff at editide.us> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>  I'm new to Scribus, but I have been doing DTP since about 1990. I really
>> like the basic layout of Scribus, with one exception. I'm a Mac user and
>> I
>> don't like the whole window-within-a-window thing. Is there any way to
>> revert to normal Mac behavior?
>>  I'm using Scribus 1.3.5 and Mac OS X 10.5.7 on a 2.6GHz MacBook Pro with
>> 2GB of RAM and 2.6GB free on the boot drive.
>> Thanks,
>> John
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> I'm betting the answer is "no" because Scribus works with X-Windows not
> cocoa or whatever Mac's window manger is called.

You loose that bet. Scribus uses the Qt library which is based on Carbon on
(and the latest Qt version might even be based on Cocoa IIRC).

We will probably drop the multiple documents interface (MDI) for all
platforms in the next Scribus version.
I myself always use a single maximized child window inside the Scribus
window anyway.

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