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0012310ScribusQt5 Portpublic2015-11-13 17:05
ReporterKunda Assigned Tocbradney  
PrioritylowSeverityfeatureReproducibilityhave not tried
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformMacOSOSXOS Version10.8.5
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Fixed in Version1.5.0svn 
Summary0012310: Feature Request: Ability for OSX Finder to interact with Qt 'Open File' Dialog
DescriptionThis is low priority. Just planting seeds here...

As it is now, there is no way AFAICT to get Finder and Scribus Qt dialog boxes to play with each other. If I have an open Finder window focused on a specific directory and I want to open it in Scribus theoretically I could drag/drop my selection from the Finder window in to the Qt dialog. The outcome of this would be that the specific directory/file would be found immediately in the Qt dialog box. Instead there is no event triggered that makes the 2 dialog boxes interact with each other.

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related to 0013529 closed Feature Request: Ability to drop dirs/files in to Qt File dialog result: auto-find and highlight file 



2014-05-19 19:53

administrator   ~0031868

I can't find a way to trigger the drop event on the dialog we use :(


2014-05-28 18:48

updater   ~0031944

Is this the right class ?


2014-05-28 21:28

administrator   ~0031945

well.. we use the drop event, yes.. but no matter what widget I implemented the event receiver on, it never fired.


2014-05-28 23:09

administrator   ~0031946

Managed to get the basics to start to work using the area where the files are listed.. not other parts (at least for now).


2014-05-29 15:16

administrator   ~0031948

Try it and see. r19153


2014-06-02 10:32

updater   ~0031969

Last edited: 2015-10-25 01:17

@cdradney Can confirm this works as you stated in comment 0012310:0031946 ! (did mantis link to the comment correctly?)
Thanks Craig! This little fix is a huge time-saver for me!

Continuing with the evolution of this feature, low-priority wish list: ability to auto-select and auto-focus the window to the specific file that was dropped in to the file list window. So for example if the directory contained a lot of files, this file could be quickly seen, found, and confidently "OK"d without scrolling through the whole directory looking for the specific file.


2014-06-02 19:05

administrator   ~0031972

Ok.. now the file is selected when its dropped.


2014-06-02 21:10

updater   ~0031973

@cbradney I just compiled r19168 and I don't see that the file is selected when it is dropped.
I added a quick screencast to show it doesn't work.


2014-06-02 21:11



2014-06-03 18:54

administrator   ~0031979

Works for me without an issue. I can't get it to scroll to the file though.


2014-06-04 10:55

updater   ~0031988

Last edited: 2014-06-04 10:56

cbradney, same. I'm cool with it not scrolling to the file (not that anyone is asking for my approval :P. BTW, is it a Qt thing that depends on improvement in the Qt framework? Anyway, should I open a low-priority feature request for that to be fixed sometime in the future Or forget about it and close this issue?


2014-06-13 00:50

updater   ~0032128

JLuc, can you help me file a bug report for this on Qt bugtracker. Not sure where and how to do that. Specifically to improve the possibility that when a file is dragged from OSX Finder to Qt New File dialog box that the file is centered and highlighted as well.


2014-06-13 08:23

updater   ~0032136

Kunda, AFAIK bug reports for Qt should be filed here :


2015-10-25 01:19

updater   ~0036895

This actually worked for a while and then stopped. I'm assigning this to myself to keep track of it. I need to open a Qt issue for this.
10.10.5 1.5.1svn r20493 Qt5.5.1


2015-11-13 17:05

updater   ~0037460

Fixed by craig
New feature opened to address the rest of the issue: 0013529

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-05-15 15:27 Kunda New Issue
2014-05-19 19:53 cbradney Note Added: 0031868
2014-05-28 18:48 Kunda Note Added: 0031944
2014-05-28 21:28 cbradney Note Added: 0031945
2014-05-28 23:09 cbradney Note Added: 0031946
2014-05-28 23:09 cbradney Assigned To => cbradney
2014-05-28 23:09 cbradney Status new => assigned
2014-05-29 15:16 cbradney Note Added: 0031948
2014-05-29 15:16 cbradney Status assigned => resolved
2014-05-29 15:16 cbradney Fixed in Version => 1.5.0svn
2014-05-29 15:16 cbradney Resolution open => fixed
2014-06-02 10:32 Kunda Note Added: 0031969
2014-06-02 19:05 cbradney Note Added: 0031972
2014-06-02 21:10 Kunda Note Added: 0031973
2014-06-02 21:11 Kunda File Added: drag-drop-focus-r19168-screencast.mp4
2014-06-03 18:54 cbradney Note Added: 0031979
2014-06-04 10:55 Kunda Note Added: 0031988
2014-06-04 10:56 Kunda Note Edited: 0031988
2014-06-13 00:50 Kunda Note Added: 0032128
2014-06-13 08:23 JLuc Note Added: 0032136
2014-06-14 06:39 cbradney Status resolved => closed
2014-10-08 18:37 Kunda Category Mac OS => OS-MacOSX
2015-10-25 01:17 Kunda Note Edited: 0031969
2015-10-25 01:19 Kunda Note Added: 0036895
2015-10-25 01:19 Kunda Assigned To cbradney => Kunda
2015-10-25 01:19 Kunda Status closed => confirmed
2015-10-25 01:20 Kunda Status confirmed => assigned
2015-11-13 02:07 Kunda Patch => No
2015-11-13 02:07 Kunda Category OS-MacOSX => Qt5 Port
2015-11-13 17:04 Kunda Issue cloned: 0013529
2015-11-13 17:04 Kunda Relationship added related to 0013529
2015-11-13 17:05 Kunda Note Added: 0037460
2015-11-13 17:05 Kunda Status assigned => closed
2015-11-13 17:05 Kunda Assigned To Kunda => cbradney