[scribus] Accessing External Drices Mac OS X
costabel at wanadoo.fr
Mon Jan 18 01:44:13 CET 2010
aldeveron at graffiti.net wrote:
> I am currently running Scribus 1.3.5 on a Imac using Leopard. When I try to save a document, the only drive that I can see is the drive on which the operating system is installed. I have several external drives attached to my computer, both firewire and USB, but I can not see any of them.
For Scribus-aqua I can confirm this behavior, both for the open and the
save file selection windows.
> Any suggestions?
sudo SetFile -a v /Volumes
Then you will see the directory "/Volumes" on the top level of the file
hierarchy, and in this directory you will find your external drives.
If you want to go back to the original situation, run
sudo SetFile -a V /Volumes
Explanation: The /Volumes folder has the "invisible" flag set that
prevents Finder from showing it in open/save dialogs. Scribus does not
use Finder widgets, but it uses a Qt file open/save widget that, in its
aqua form, apparently respects the "invisible" flag. In the X11 version
of Scribus, this does not happen; you will always have access to the
drives mounted in /Volumes.
I don't know if there is a configuration option (either for Scribus or
for Qt) to switch this behavior off, but it seems desirable.
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