Saved compositions aren't appearing in the "Open Recent" menu

Steps causing the bug to occur

After saving and reopening the composition, it is not appearing in the File> Open Recent… Sub menu. (minor thing to me but it’s a bug too)

How did the result differ from what you expected?


Other notes

  • Vuo version: 1.0.1
  • macOS version: OS X 10.9

Hmm, the Open Recent menu is working on all the systems we’ve tested on so far.

If Vuo Editor can’t find the file you saved (e.g., if you moved, renamed, or trashed it after saving it), it culls it from the menu the next time you click on the menu. Assuming the file still exists, it should show the 10 most recently opened/saved files or example compositions.

Assuming you aren’t sneakily moving/renaming/trashing the composition — maybe the file isn’t being added to the menu in the first place, or maybe it’s being incorrectly culled from the menu.

To help us narrow down the problem, please try this:

  1. Launch Vuo Editor. It’ll show a default composition window. Click File > Save and save it.
  2. Before activating any more Vuo Editor menus, open a Terminal window and run defaults read org.vuo.Editor recentFileList. Paste the output here, then close the Terminal window.
  3. Now go to the FIle > Open Recent menu. Does anything appear there?
  4. Open another Terminal window and run the same command, and paste the output here.
  1. ok

“/Percy/Useful_Design/work_folder/vuo/Demo Comps/BlankVuoComposition.vuo”,
“/Percy/Useful_Design/work_folder/vuo/Demo Comps/sliderRGB.vuo”,
“/Percy/Useful_Design/work_folder/vuo/Demo Comps/stv.ImageEcho/sample01_imageEcho.vuo”,
“/Users/aleith1/Downloads/stv.ImageEcho 2/sample01_imageEcho.vuo”,

  1. yes it is there.

"/Percy/Useful_Design/work_folder/vuo/Demo Comps/BlankVuoComposition.vuo",
"/Percy/Useful_Design/work_folder/vuo/Demo Comps/sliderRGB.vuo",
"/Percy/Useful_Design/work_folder/vuo/Demo Comps/stv.ImageEcho/sample01_imageEcho.vuo",
"/Users/aleith1/Downloads/stv.ImageEcho 2/sample01_imageEcho.vuo",

-bash: /Percy/Useful_Design/work_folder/vuo/Demo Comps/BlankVuoComposition.vuo,: No such file or directory
-bash: /Percy/Useful_Design/work_folder/vuo/Demo Comps/sliderRGB.vuo,: No such file or directory
-bash: /Users/aleith1/Desktop/no-tint-nodes.vuo,: No such file or directory
-bash: /Percy/Useful_Design/work_folder/vuo/Demo Comps/stv.ImageEcho/sample01_imageEcho.vuo,: No such file or directory
-bash: vuo-example://vuo.motion/ExplodeClay.vuo,: No such file or directory
-bash: /Users/aleith1/Downloads/stv.ImageEcho 2/sample01_imageEcho.vuo,: No such file or directory
-bash: vuo-example://vuo.image/CompareKaleidoscopes.vuo,: No such file or directory
-bash: vuo-example://,: No such file or directory
-bash: /Users/aleith1/Desktop/Stopwatch_0.vuo,: No such file or directory
-bash: vuo-example://vuo.scene/CompareCameras.vuo: No such file or directory

maybe it was a one off?

OK, it looks like it’s working properly — as you say, the saved composition appeared in the Open Recent menu.

I’m going to close this bug report for now, but please post here if you notice the problem happening again (and especially if you can find steps to reliably reproduce it).