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stacker:support:knownissues [2020/03/04 23:32]
rjlittlefield
stacker:support:knownissues [2020/06/23 17:17]
rjlittlefield [Macintosh OS X, accessing external drives may be awkward]
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             java.io.FileNotFoundException: ​ C:​\Users\Me\Pictures\unnamedZSproj20111103154858382\previewimages\-Unaligned-117.jpg (Access is denied)             java.io.FileNotFoundException: ​ C:​\Users\Me\Pictures\unnamedZSproj20111103154858382\previewimages\-Unaligned-117.jpg (Access is denied)
             at java.io.RandomAccessFile.open(Native Method)             at java.io.RandomAccessFile.open(Native Method)
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 There are several possible workarounds for the problem: There are several possible workarounds for the problem:
   - Turn off or pause the backup or indexing facility while ZS is running.   - Turn off or pause the backup or indexing facility while ZS is running.
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 ===== Macintosh OS X, accessing external drives may be awkward ===== ===== Macintosh OS X, accessing external drives may be awkward =====
  
-**Note:** In all recent versionsyou can drag-and-drop directly onto the input files list.  There is no need to File > Add Files to  ​open a filechooser as described below. ​ Just open a separate ​Finder window, select your image files there, then use drag-and-drop to enter them directly into Zerene Stacker'​s "Input Files" panel, at the place where it says "​(Drop ​files or folders here to begin)"​.  +On MacsZerene Stacker normally attempts ​to open a Finder window ​to use as a helper service for navigating ​and selecting ​files. ​ On a few Macsfor unknown reasonsthe Finder ​window refuses ​to open.  ​In that case, Zerene Stacker ​automatically switches to a different methodusing a facility named "​JFileChooser"​ that is part of the Java Runtime Environment that Zerene Stacker ​runs on top of.  ​(The use of JFileChooser can also be selected explicitly, by removing ​the checkmark at Options > Preferences > Look & Feel > "Use system native File Choosers if possible"​.)
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-Further explanation and other approaches follow. +
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-The JFileChooser that can be selected for use by Zerene Stacker does not display alternate volumes like the native Mac filechooser does.  ​External drives can still be accessed, but the procedure is somewhat awkward. +
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-On OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and later, the easiest approach is to open filechooser dialog box in Zerene Stackerusing File > Add Files. ​ Then separatelyuse Finder to open the external drive or network share, go to the appropriate directory, and select the files of interest.  ​Drag and drop those files onto the Add Files dialog of Zerene Stacker, ​then click the Add button in the Zerene Stacker ​dialog.  ​This method ​also has the advantage of showing you a thumbnail preview of the files to be added.+
  
-Alternatively (and required for OS X 10.4), you can go to the bar at the top of the windowthe one where the current directory is shown. ​ Click once on that bar and it will expand into a pull-down list of enclosing directories. ​ At the bottom of the list will be an entry like "​Macintosh HD", representing the main file system of the computer. ​ Click that.  Scroll ​to the bottom of the list and double-click on Volumes. ​ That should give you a list of all your currently mounted media. ​ Double-click on any external drive to open that, then navigate as usual.+Unfortunately ​the JFileChooser interface looks much different from Finder, and it requires more mouseclicks ​to access drives other than the default.
  
-The latter approach ​is required ​on OS X 10.4 because drag-and-drop into the Zerene Stacker filechooser does not work on that system.+To access alternate drives using JFileChooser,​ proceed as follows: 
 +  - Open a JFileChooser window, for example by File > Add File(s) or File > Save Output Image(s). 
 +  - Go to the bar at the top of the window, the one where the current folder ​is shown. ​ Click on that bar and it will expand into a pull-down list of enclosing folders  
 +  ​At the top or bottom of the list will be an entry like "/"​ or "​Macintosh HD", representing the main file system of the computer. ​ Click that to open it.   
 +  ​Scroll to the bottom of the list and double-click ​on Volumes. ​ That should open to give you a list of all your currently mounted media. ​  
 +  - Double-click on any external drive to open that, then navigate as usual.
  
 ===== Macintosh OS X, launch fails due to Courier font problems ===== ===== Macintosh OS X, launch fails due to Courier font problems =====
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