Double-clicking a file from finder doesn't open it in Wing when the editor is already active

asked 2019-12-20 07:49:28 -0500

jrobijns gravatar image

updated 2019-12-20 08:25:34 -0500

Using macOS Catalina and Wing Pro, I have the following issue:

When Wing is NOT active and I double-click a .py file somewhere, Wing starts and opens that file.

Whenever Wing is already active, double-clicking a .py file does switch to the Wing window (changes focus to it), but it does not open the file. So any subsequent source files, I have to open from the file menu in Wing. It doesn't matter how many files I have open in Wing at that time (even with all files closed it doesn't work).

Completely removed Wing and all settings files, re-installed and tried again. No joy. This one is pretty recent and I have to say... not a fan.

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I suspect this is Catalina breakage. What version of Wing do you have?

Wingware Support gravatar imageWingware Support ( 2019-12-20 08:25:23 -0500 )edit

I'm experiencing the same thing. Everything was working great but then I got a new MacBook and migrated my files to it. The new MacBook is running Catalina, and I made sure to uninstall and then reinstall the very latest version of WIng IDE 101 If Wing is not currently running, then double clicking on a Python file will start up Wing and open the file. But then if I double click on a second file the Wing app comes to the foreground of the desktop, but the file doesn't open!

ProfAB gravatar imageProfAB ( 2019-12-22 18:54:55 -0500 )edit