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problems saving and opening notebooks using menus

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  • Subject: [mg23936] problems saving and opening notebooks using menus
  • From: Michael Gilchrist <mag5 at>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 00:57:20 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


I recently moved from Mathematica 4.0 on Solaris to 4.0 on Linux (RH 
6.2 running X with gnome desktop on a PIII box) and I keep running into 
this problem when I try to save and open notebooks using the menu 

Basically, the first time I call up function from the menu that gives 
me a dialog box that lists the files in the directory (e.g. when you 
try to open a file or do a Save As) the cursor on the file name line 
within the box is blinking and I can type whatever I want, delete 
characters, etc.  However, when I call up a dialog box again the 
cursor is no longer blinking and although the buttons still work,  I 
can't change anything within the file name line.  

This is starting to drive me a bit batty. I'm wondering if anyone 
else has run into a similar problem or has any idea what's going on here.



Michael Gilchrist
Dept. of Zoology
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708

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