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Re: double-click to open file bug

From: Laurent Carcone <carcone@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 19:25:04 +0100
Message-ID: <47963500.3020406@w3.org>
To: ladewitt@lucindadewitt.com
CC: amaya mailing list <www-amaya@w3.org>

Hello Lucinda,

Thanks to have found the scenario that reproduces this problem.
We have spend a certain time to debug it, it is very specific to Mac 
platforms. The menus are managed by the Mac system when the file browser 
dialog is called. In the case of a double-click on a file, these three 
menu items (and only them) are not restored by the system when the 
dialog is closed (which is the case when we use a single-click + open 
button to select a file).
We went around this problem by making these items active in Amaya when 
the dialog is closed.

Laurent Carcone

Lucinda DeWitt wrote:
> I am now able to consistently reproduce the bug that "greys out" the 
> copy, cut, and paste commands on the MacOS versions of Amaya.
> Choose File > Open Document > File > Browse
> Double-click your way to the file of your choice (rather than select, 
> open, select, open) and double-click on the file itself.
> Choose either "Current Window" or "New Tab" for where the file should 
> open.
> Choose "Open" (yet again)
> When the file opens, the copy, cut and paste commands are greyed out 
> in the edit menu.
> For me this happens with any file that I open using the above procedure.
> Opening the file in a New Window after double-clicking also used to 
> produce this error, but doesn't seem to in version 9.99-4.
> Double-clicking to open folders on the way to your file doesn't seem 
> to influence the error, only that final double-click on the file 
> itself which in most Mac programs actually opens the file.
> The only way to restore the copy,cut,paste commands once this problem 
> has occurred is to restart the program or go back and open the file in 
> a New Window.
> Lucinda
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