File open bug with double-click on os x (was: Re: Help!)

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Fri Mar 1 07:44:42 EST 2013

(Deliberately spun off this thread to gnucash-devel, but only so for my 
specific question. Other answers in the thread can remain on gnucash-user).

Op 01-03-13 13:39, R. Victor Klassen schreef:
> Correct.   Mac OS correctly opens GnuCash when a data file is double-clicked.   The bug is that it then proceeds to open the most recently used data file, rather than opening the data file clicked.
> On 2013-02-28, at 11:39 PM, John Ralls wrote:
>> On Feb 28, 2013, at 8:16 PM, David <sunfish62 at> wrote:
>>> The ability to double-click a file and have a specific application load that file is a function of the operating system. If you are using Windows, you can associate .gnucash files with GnuCash, and then double-clicking these files will load them in GnuCash.
>>> It's not a bug.
>> No, the "bug" is that that doesn't work on a Mac. Double-clicking a Gnucash file in Finder will open Gnucash, but it will open the last-opened file, not the one that you clicked on.
>> That's perhaps why Sandie thinks that newer files are overwriting the older ones.
>> Regards,
>> John Ralls
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Just out of curiosity...

John, is that a bug in gtk or a bug in the gnucash-launcher script ?


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