The owner of a selected control - a mystery

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Tue Feb 24 10:49:12 EST 2015

The issue here is that this is a built-in feature of not only the OS X 
PutFile dialog, but also the ones in Windows and Linux, and it used to 
work in LC as it does in any other program, prompting us right in the 
dialog when we're about to save something that will overwrite an 
existing file.

It's not the end of the world to let the dialog be completed, check for 
the existence of a file with the same name, let the user know with an 
answer dialog, and then re-open the PutFile dialog. It's just not how 
other programs do it.

I haven't tested on Windows, but this issue also occurs in Linux. 
Perhaps there's a flag that's included in the OS PutFile call, I don't 
know, but oddly enough this seems to affect at least two platforms, and 
since it used to work beautifully and has since been confirmed (thanks 
for submitting the bug report, Graham), hopefully we'll see the 
HIG-savvy behavior restored in the next build.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at      

Bob Sneidar wrote:
 > Maybe I don’t understand the problem, but I would rather have the
 > control of silently overwriting a file or alerting the user
 > instead and giving them options. If they fix this “bug” that
 > would present a problem for me.
 > On Feb 23, 2015, at 19:32 , Graham Samuel wrote:
 >> I know I can do this as a workaround, but I was pointing out a bug.
 >> RunRev have now acknowledged this - on the Mac, apparently only
 >> Yosemite users are affected. Not sure about other platforms.
 >> On 24 Feb 2015, at 00:32, Bob Sneidar wrote:
 >>> Just use “there is a file”

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