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stacker:support:knownissues [2020/04/16 17:28]
rjlittlefield [Continuous backup or indexing may interfere with image caching]
stacker:support:knownissues [2020/06/23 17:17]
rjlittlefield [Macintosh OS X, accessing external drives may be awkward]
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-**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 separate Finder windowselect your image files therethen use drag-and-drop ​to enter them directly into Zerene Stacker'​s ​"Input Files" ​panelat 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 few Macsfor unknown reasonsthe Finder window refuses ​to open.  In that case, Zerene Stacker ​automatically switches to a different method, using 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 explicitlyby removing ​the checkmark at Options > Preferences > Look & Feel > "Use system native File Choosers if possible".)
  
-Further explanation ​and other approaches follow.+Unfortunately the JFileChooser interface looks much different from Finder, ​and it requires more mouseclicks to access drives ​other than the default.
  
-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 accessedbut the procedure is somewhat awkward. +To access ​alternate drives ​using JFileChooserproceed as follows: 
- +  - Open JFileChooser windowfor example by File > Add File(s) ​or File > Save Output Image(s). 
-On OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and later, the easiest approach is to open filechooser dialog box in Zerene Stackerusing File > Add Files. ​ Then separately, use 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. +  - 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.  ​ 
-Alternatively (and required for OS X 10.4), you can go to the bar at the top of the window, the 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+  - 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.
-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.+
  
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stacker/support/knownissues.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/23 17:17 by rjlittlefield
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