Re: problems saving and opening notebooks using menus
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- Subject: [mg23963] Re: problems saving and opening notebooks using menus
- From: paulh at wolfram.com (P.J. Hinton)
- Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 03:00:46 -0400 (EDT)
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In article <8icd6o$9qp at smc.vnet.net>,
Michael Gilchrist <mag5 at duke.edu> writes:
> 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.
I believe that I have seen this behavior once in a great while under
Linux. If I close the file dialog and then reperform the operation
to summon the dialog, it works okay.
What window manager are you running? GNOME is not really a window
manager as such as it is a framework for applications to interoperate
with one another. Chances are you are using the Enlightenment window
manager, which is still a 0.x product. You might want to try playing
around with Mathematica under a different window manager. A list of
GNOME-friendly window managers may be found here:
In any event, let us know whether the problem persists.
Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.
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