[scribus] Windows opening unreachable off the main monitor

Doug Steele doug at dougsteele.org
Sat Feb 9 02:33:32 UTC 2013

I have been mostly use Scribus with two monitors, but sometimes I use 
it with no external monitor.  If I have closed Scribus while any of 
the following windows are completely on the external monitor, the 
next time I open Scribus, some of those windows are located on the 
external monitor as if it were located to the right of the monitor. 
The windows in question are the Main Document window and the Style 
manager. The Story Editor opens in the external monitor located where 
it really is, even if it is to the left of the internal monitor.

After probing around, I found a method to restore those windows to 
the main monitor. I am running Scribus 1.4.1 on Window-7 Pro on a 
laptop. A procedure that works for me is the following, which is 
basically to reset the x position to a location near the left edge of 
the internal monitor:

Go to: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Scribus\

Edit scribus140.rc Line 613
	Set XPOS="0"

	Edit scribus140.rc Style Manager	
	<context name="styleManager">
	Set <attribute key="InitX" value="60"/>

Edit scribus140.rc Storey Editor
	<context name="StoryEditor">
	Set <attribute key="left" value="0"/>

Next time you open Scribus
	Close the Style Manager, if open
	Click F3 a few  time to open and close it
It may be that this problem has already been fixed in a future release.

long-term, I think the best approach is to have these windows always 
open in the main monitor and not on an external one, which might be 
located to the left of the main monitor or may not even be present.


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