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General Discussion / Re: All my document windows op...
Last post by jrasicmark - November 09, 2023, 01:41:34 PM
I just tried re-installing Scribus Portable on the same thumb drive, thinking that might fix it, but the same problem persists.
General Discussion / All my document windows open o...
Last post by jrasicmark - November 09, 2023, 01:07:31 PM
I'm using Scribus Portable on a thumb drive. The properties and align palettes are visible, but I can see the main document window opens on the far right, off the monitor screen.
I Googled ways of moving the window back using Windows shortcut keys, but they didn't work. I also tried using the various options for arranging windows using the taskbar, but they only rearranged the windows that are already visible on screen.
Since it's portable, I had been using the app on a PC that is set up to use two monitors as well as my own laptop at home (which is only one monitor), so I thought it had something to do with that. I thought I would be able to open it on the PC with 2 monitors and just move the window to the default monitor so I would see it on my home laptop. But the document window won't even show up with 2 monitors. It still opens off-screen on the right side of the right monitor.
Is there a way to fix this, either from Scribus or from Windows? I saw on another thread, someone suggested editing the Scribus preferences in Notpad and it gave the address on where to find the Scribus preferences in Windows. But since I'm using Scribus Portable, the address isn't the same. I thought I found the Scribus preferences file on the thumb drive, but when I opened it I couldn't find the line it said to look for (I think it said to look for a line containing "<MAINWINDOW" or something similar, but it wasn't there at all). Maybe it's in another folder on the thumb drive, I don't know.
The only other option I can think of is, the thumb drive is close to being full now. So is it possible that this is a memory issue? That maybe Scribus can't find enough memory from the empty space on the thumb drive to open documents properly?
If so, how can I fix it? Move it to a bigger portable external drive?
Any ideas?
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Unlink Text Frames and Cut...
Last post by a.l.e - November 09, 2023, 08:21:03 AM
i fully agree that it does not happens often, but it still would be nice if it would never happen : - )

and i also agree that it's probably a pain to manually fill those lists.

i did a quick search and i've found two possible approaches:

- : creating a script that can update the CMakeLists files.
- : using cog, a python app (simple cog commands are written as CMakeLists comments and cog takes care of updating the generated list "in place").

the third possible approach is to create a script that generates the lists and then let the developer manually fix the list when files change (i guess that then cmake will trigger an error and, most of the time, only very few files are changing at once).

what do you think? would it for you be an option to use such a script if i provide the patches?
Beginner Talk / Re: How to remove text frame b...
Last post by noble - November 09, 2023, 12:00:23 AM
Thank You
User Interface / Re: toolbar icons
Last post by tim_occ - November 08, 2023, 10:53:03 PM
Hi Darkoni,

please, can you tell me what is your OS theme? And can you check how it looks like with the standard adwaita theme?

The base icon color is always the same as the UI text color. The automatic dark/light theme detection is only used to load different color definitions from icon theme, like a dark red instead of a light red and vice versa.

In your case, everything looks like disabled.
User Interface / Re: Indigo UI: the properties ...
Last post by tim_occ - November 08, 2023, 10:34:06 PM
Hi all,

I just want to give an update about the current implementation / changes of the properties panel.

Right now, I updated 3 sections (XYZ, Shape and Line). I also added a function to toggle the visibility of the smaller labels. In that way, it is possible to have a beginner-friendly mode with more explanation or a professional mode with more space-saving UI, also a nice thing for small screens.

Have in mind it is work in progress, and I'm happy to get your feedback.
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Unlink Text Frames and Cut...
Last post by MrB - November 08, 2023, 08:26:45 PM
No, it cannot .. cmake docs even recommend to not use GLOB to collect the source file list.. but the alternative is to type in all the file names.. less interesting compare to a rare event where we change the name of a file
Beginner Talk / Re: How to remove text frame b...
Last post by RodneyLee - November 08, 2023, 01:28:18 PM
try  "Preview" First
Beginner Talk / How to remove text frame black...
Last post by noble - November 08, 2023, 12:09:45 PM
How do you remove text frame black dotted outlines as in image attached ? I have grouped text and image together(would I need to ungroup or something) thank you
Scripts and Plugins / Re: guidesLock
Last post by a.l.e - November 08, 2023, 12:04:11 PM
yep, those might be the files you need to change.

for reference, here is a recent example, of a new command added to the scripter:

and, yes, you need to upload the diff file to the bug tracker.

concerning this specific patch, i think you will need to add an optional parameter to the command.

something like:

guidesLock(lock = True)

and also allow to disable the lock from the scripter.

and probably also

areGuidesLocked() or guidesLocked()

to check the current state.