Core Library


FS#182 - Openfile dialog does not respect initial directory on MacOS

Attached to Project: Core Library
Opened by Jamie Hockin (jhockin) - Thursday, 17 May 2018, 15:22 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Other
Status Assigned
Assigned To Torsten Bonde Christiansen (torstenchr)
Operating System Mac
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 4.0
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


This is a known bug in the Carbon Framework as best I can tell. I was supposed to be fixed 2 or 3 years ago, but seems to still be there.

I think we just need to watch for some resolution, but I don't think Carbon is being updated.

We should have something in release notes like:

In MacOS, the File Open dialog box may not always show files in your working data directory. This is a bug in the underlying framework that has been used to support creation of EpiData for Windows, MacOS and Linux, so we cannot change this behaviour. Mac users can create a shortcut to the data directory in the Finder Sidebar. The Sidebar will appear when you use File, Open or type read; at the command prompt.
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