[scribus] The properties palette doesn't show up for any frames

~suv suv-sf at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Aug 2 05:15:27 CEST 2010

On 2/8/10 00:25, Owen wrote:
> On 29/7/10 19:54, Martin Larsson wrote:
>> On 24/7/10 17:31, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>>> I'm not a Mac user, so better help may be forthcoming. In case
>>> somehow your Properties is off-screen, try renaming the .scribus
>>> directory (where various prefs are), so that it get regenerated when
>>> Scribus starts again.
>> Sorry, that didn't do the trick.
>> I've now also tried installing the new version, but I still have the
>> same problem.
>> The funny thing is that when I press F2, the current window is kinda
>> unselected. That is, the border turns grey and I can't really interact
>> with the window until I click it again. It's like the properties window 
>> had showed up, only that it was invisible.
> Can you move the main window to see if it is behind it, but is most
> likely off the screen
> I would back up my (home).scribus directory(note the dot), it has all
> sorts of local configuration detail
> After backing up remove it completely
> Restart Scribus

Note that on Mac OS X, Scribus 1.3.8 does not store the configuration in
'~/.scribus' but in '~/Library/Preferences/Scribus' - in Finder
notation: 'Home > Library > Preferences > Scribus'.

I can reproduce the problem on Mac OS X 10.5.8 when renaming the
existing Scribus preferences directory and launching Scribus 1.3.8: the
properties window does not show - it is not hidden and not off-screen.

The problem does not occur with Scribus 1.3.7 when launching it after
renaming an existing configuration directory
(~/Library/Preferences/Scribus) or when using Scribus 1.3.8 with
settings created by an earlier version.


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