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explicatrix

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active document window is hidden
« on: February 05, 2014, 05:50:31 pm »
I am working with a clean install of OS X 10.7.5 (Lion) and Scribus 1.4.3.

For a couple of days, everything was fine. But I now find that the active document window does not render at all. Splash screen and dialog boxes are unaffected. I can only see the Scribus window with an open file in it when using Mission Control (or F3) and looking at the multiple desktops. As soon as I try to make it active it disappears. I have tried reinstalling Scribus, opening new and existing files, but nothing changes. (Quietly frantic as I work on a deadline)
Most grateful for any help.

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Re: active document window is hidden
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 08:58:28 pm »
hi explicatrix
  • quit scribus, if it's running
  • open the file: /users/ 'your name' /library/preferences/scribus/scribus140.rc in a text editor
  • search for <MAINWINDOW WIDTH=… and change the position values to something like: YPOS="30" XPOS="20"
now restart scribus and enjoy…
utnik
« Last Edit: February 05, 2014, 09:00:23 pm by utnik »

explicatrix

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Re: active document window is hidden
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 02:38:06 pm »
Thanks; just seen this now, and will keep your note for the future. I eventually solved the problem with a clean install.

 

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