I had this problem when I installed python from source code and did not use the --enable-framework flag at the ./configure stage (learned I should have it from some document - but can’t remember if it was in matplotlib doc, on the internet, in a python doc etc).
I then went back and recompiled python with this flag (at configure), but still had some warnings.
So then I built python from the a dmg file from the python website, and everything works great (I don’t think I even needed to rebuild matplot lib).
The enable-framework option is what you need for proper GUI backend support (here I don’t really know what I am talking about, but I think I remember the key jargon) and the OSX save box is part of this GUI interface.
Maybe this is what is causing your problem also.
On Mar 22, 2010, at 11:10 PM, Vincent Davis wrote:
I am not able to name plots when saving them from the plot menu in OSX. When I click the save menu item I get the nice OSX save dialog box but I am not able to type in the text field. I can select an existing file which then fills the text field with that name but I am still not able to change the name. At this point I can save the file and it does not overwrite the file as long as it is not a png which is the file type the plot gets saved as.
And the magic fix is ???
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