Tortuous paths access

Here the path by the Finder folder containing the themes:
/Users/steve/Library/Containers/com.realmacsoftware.rapidweaver/Data/Library/Application Support/RapidWeaver/Themes/
In consulting this way, we see a structure made of Alias! … Oops!.. Re-Oops !..

Why so complicated, we might not have this instead:
/Users/steve/Library/Application Support/RapidWeaver/Themes/

Please, make things simpler … :wink:

NB : sorry, Google translation.

That path is that standard sandbox path. It’s dictated by Apple unfortunately. A sandboxed app can’t link to anything outside of that directly without specific user consent.

note: I’m not a fan of this and despite all efforts, it’s very difficult for me to hide my utter disdain for all things related to sandboxing :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

The good news is that you can move the RapidWeaver addons folder (that gives RW the explicit consent they need to look in another location). To do this open up the RapidWeaver prefs, click the Addons tab, and choose Other from the popup. You can see from the shot I keep mine on the desktop because I tend to use that folder rather a lot. :wink:

btw: you might wonder… “Why does RapidWeaver even do sandboxing? Some apps don’t.” You’d be right, but there are longer term strategies probably at play…

NB: I’m just an outside observer, I don’t know the real reasons, and don’t speak for Realmac. But I can take some educated guesses.

Sandboxing is required to get in to the Mac App Store. And while RapidWeaver currently doesn’t ship through the Mac App Store today, I suspect that if the Mac App Store got the update it really needs that perhaps RapidWeaver might like to re-enter the store. Since switching between sandboxed and non-sandboxed is really really really hard – they’re probably choosing to stay sandboxed just to keep their options open.


Thank you for the quality of your answer: I learned a lot.

I also confess to not being a programmer and all these technical considerations are a little foreign.

Thanks again.

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You can drag a folder to the sidebar of the finder window to create a shortcut. Then every time you open a window it will be there. You’ll see I have a shortcut to Stacks in my finder window.