[Pkg-lyx-devel] Bug#513013: lyx: Save dialog - address field is not editable

Alex Dănilă nuorama at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 17:11:58 UTC 2009

Package: lyx
Version: 1.6.1-1
Severity: minor

The Lyx save and open dialogs have an address field (QComboBox type of 
widget I believe), which shows the directory on the file
system. This field is called "Look in". The problem is that this address 
field is no editable, for example, you cannot paste an
address in that field.
The solution to this is to paste the address into the "File name" field, 
but this is not intuitive. I choose severity only minor
because there exists this workaround.

How to reproduce:
-start lyx and create a document
-press Ctrl+O to open a document (or Ctrl+S to save current document)
-trye to edit the address from "Look in" field, and notice this is not 

Probably upstream bug, doesn't seem to be a Qt bug, because Qt Designer 
has an editable address field.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (650, 'unstable'), (600, 'testing'), (200, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages lyx depends on:
ii  libaiksaurus-1.2-0c2a  1.2.1+dev-0.12-6  an English-language 
thesaurus (dev
ii  libaspell15            0.60.6-1          GNU Aspell spell-checker 
runtime l
ii  libboost-regex1.34.1   1.34.1-15         regular expression library 
for C++
ii  libboost-signals1.34.1 1.34.1-15         managed signals and slots 
ii  libc6                  2.7-18            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgcc1                1:4.3.2-4         GCC support library
ii  libqtcore4             4.4.3-2           Qt 4 core module
ii  libqtgui4              4.4.3-2           Qt 4 GUI module
ii  libstdc++6             4.3.2-4           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6               2:1.1.5-2         X11 client-side library
ii  lyx-common             1.6.1-1           Architecture-independent 
files for
ii  mime-support           3.44-1            MIME files 'mime.types' & 
ii  xdg-utils              1.0.2-6.1         desktop integration 
utilities from
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages lyx recommends:
ii  acroread [pdf-viewer]  8.1.3-0.0         Adobe Acrobat Reader: 
Portable Doc
ii  dvipng                 1.11-1            convert DVI files to PNG 
ii  imagemagick            7: image manipulation programs
ii  kghostview [pdf-viewer 4:3.5.9-3         PostScript viewer for KDE
ii  kpdf [pdf-viewer]      4:3.5.9-3         PDF viewer for KDE
ii  latex-xft-fonts        0.1-8             Xft-compatible versions of 
some La
ii  okular [pdf-viewer]    0.7.1-1           document viewer for KDE 4
ii  preview-latex-style    11.83-7.3         extraction of elements from 
ii  psutils                1.17-26           A collection of PostScript 
ii  texlive-fonts-recommen 2007.dfsg.1-5     TeX Live: Recommended fonts
ii  texlive-latex-extra    2007.dfsg.15-1    TeX Live: LaTeX 
supplementary pack
ii  texlive-latex-recommen 2007.dfsg.1-5     TeX Live: LaTeX recommended 

Versions of packages lyx suggests:
pn  chktex                <none>             (no description available)
ii  cups-bsd [lpr]        1.3.8-1lenny4.1    Common UNIX Printing 
System(tm) -
ii  cups-client           1.3.8-1lenny4.1    Common UNIX Printing 
System(tm) -
ii  dillo [www-browser]   0.8.6-3            Small and fast web browser
pn  dvipost               <none>             (no description available)
pn  gnuhtml2latex         <none>             (no description available)
ii  groff               GNU troff text-formatting 
ii  iceweasel [www-browse 3.0.5-1            lightweight web browser 
based on M
ii  konqueror [www-browse 4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-6   KDE's advanced file 
manager, web b
pn  latex2rtf             <none>             (no description available)
ii  libtiff-tools         3.8.2-11           TIFF manipulation and 
conversion t
pn  linuxdoc-tools        <none>             (no description available)
ii  menu                  2.1.41             generates programs menu for 
all me
pn  noweb                 <none>             (no description available)
ii  opera [www-browser]   9.62.2466.gcc4.qt3 The Opera Web Browser
pn  rcs                   <none>             (no description available)
pn  sgmltools-lite        <none>             (no description available)
pn  tex4ht | hevea | tth  <none>             (no description available)
ii  w3m [www-browser]     0.5.2-2+b1         WWW browsable pager with 
pn  writer2latex          <none>             (no description available)
pn  wv                    <none>             (no description available)

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