> Visone 2.18 now inexplicably works on the macbook I borrowed whether I execute it via Finder or the Terminal...
We observed that phenomenon, too, when I asked a colleague to help me investigate this issue on a Mac.
It seems that somehow, Java rarely manages to silently (!) obtain the necessary permissions to list home subdirectories permanently. But we do not know what triggers this.
> 1. When I choose "open...", there is no separate dialog for file format but rather a dialog that simply shows all files.
That's completely fine. When opening, visone only asks when it cannot tell the file format from the file extension (e.g., no extension at all, or there are several ways to interpret cvs files). Actually, visone 2.18 and below behave this way, too.
When saving, visone 2.19rc1 similarly will also only ask about the file format if it cannot tell from the file extension.
The only dialog currently behaving differently is export because of the long list of file formats. We were worried that users would be confused what file formats are actually supported when exporting, so that's why we thought about asking about the file format first when exporting. But this is not set in stone, so if you think it should be different then please tell me.
> 2. When I choose "save as..." or "export...", the saved file would get a name that includes it's full path:
This is a major problem and I apologize for this. And I can't immediately tell what is causing it.
Unfortunately, I do not have a Mac myself, so I will have to ask a colleague for help tomorrow.
I hope I will be able to fix this tomorrow and then I will get back to you.