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Unable to select .mq4 text files from Document Picker in Textastic.

Vogel 7 years ago in General updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 1

I am not able to open a .mq4 Text file in Textastic.

It is just a simple text code file. Should work easily.

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when Textastic opens the document picker, it tells it which kind of files (uniform type identifiers) it can open: text (public.text), plain text (public.plain-text), source code (public.source-code), and script (public.script).

This system however only works for file extensions known to the system. I'm pretty sure that no app registers the ".mq4" file extension, so the system does not know which uniform type identifier it conforms to.

When Transmit's file provider extension then checks to see if a file conforms to the types of files that Textastic can open, this fails for ".mq4" files.

It would be up to Transmit's file provider extension to handle this case and let Textastic open the file anyway. The Git client Working Copy for example handles this gracefully.

Please contact Panic's support team to let them know about this issue.

Best regards,

Alexander Blach