bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #41998, File association causes GUI issue


bug #41998: File association causes GUI issue

Submitter:  Rick Crist <rcrist>
Submitted:  Sat 29 Mar 2014 06:41:43 PM UTC
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Other
Status:  Works For Me Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Rick Crist Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * 3.8.1 Operating System:  * Microsoft Windows
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Sat 07 Feb 2015 06:00:07 AM UTC, comment #4: 

This works for me.  I think this bug has been fixed since version 3.8.1.  I'm closing the report, but it can be re-opened if the release candidates of version 4.0 show the behavior.

Rik <rik5>
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Fri 22 Aug 2014 03:03:34 AM UTC, comment #3: 

I can repro with just starting the GUI with the --forceGUI command line switch.  No .M file extension association needed.

Win8.1 x64
Octave 3.8.1 (have not updated to 3.8.2 yet)

Clicking File \ Exit is a no-op
X to close is a no-op

typing "exit" in the command windows will exit.

Sat 29 Mar 2014 11:54:19 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Also, how was the association made? - through the installer, or another way?

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Group Member
Sat 29 Mar 2014 09:02:31 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks for your bug report. I assume you're talking about clicking on an m-file in the Windows desktop file browser. What is the behavior that you expect when you click an m-file? What is the file association that you set up (what options are passed to Octave)?

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Group Member
Sat 29 Mar 2014 06:41:43 PM UTC, original submission:  

Operating System:  Windows 8.1 in desktop mode.

If you click on a .m file which is associated with Octave 3.8.1, Octave will run and load the file but all quit and exit buttons are not functional.  I have to kill the process from the Task Manager.  If I run Octave 3.8.1 with --force-gui, then load the .m file, the quit and exit buttons work correctly.

Rick Crist <rcrist>


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    2015-02-07 rik5 StatusNeed Info Works For Me
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    2014-03-29 mtmiller StatusNone Need Info

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