[scribus] Accessing External Drices Mac OS X

Martin Costabel costabel at wanadoo.fr
Mon Jan 18 01:44:13 CET 2010

aldeveron at graffiti.net wrote:
>  Hello,
> 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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