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Re: problems saving and opening notebooks using menus
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 > buttons. > > 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: http://www.labs.redhat.com/gug/users-guide/wm.html#WMABOUT In any event, let us know whether the problem persists. -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.