Before adding a Locator to a Manipulate, I can easily print or export the result using a context menu:

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But after adding a Locator, I can't even get a context menu to appear. How do I enable graphics generated with Locators so that the context menu functionality is restored?

     Show[ParametricPlot[BezierFunction[{{0, 0}, c1, {1, 1}}][x], {x, 0, 1}]],
    {{c1,{.2, .2}}, Locator}]
  • $\begingroup$ It's not about Manipulate, the same behaviour can be seen in a simple Graphics object, as the Locator intercepts all mouse events: try this: {Graphics[{Circle[]}], Graphics[{Circle[], Locator[{0, 0}]}]}. I'm thinking of an easier workaround than creating an EventHandler in a DynamicModule... $\endgroup$ – István Zachar Oct 29 '12 at 20:20
  • $\begingroup$ It probably uses Deployed to make it unselectable so that there is no ambiguity as to whether a click meant "move the locator" or "select the figure". Have you tried clicking the + and selecting "Paste Snapshot"? $\endgroup$ – rm -rf Oct 29 '12 at 20:21
  • $\begingroup$ @rm-rf: Can I just set Deployed to False somewhere when I disable the Locator? If so, it's not clear where. $\endgroup$ – orome Oct 29 '12 at 20:43

Maybe not the best solution but it exports.

nb = CreateDocument[{Manipulate[
       BezierFunction[{{0, 0}, c1, {1, 1}}][x], {x, 0, 
        1}]], {{c1, {.2, .2}}, Locator}]}];
NotebookPrint[nb, "temp.pdf"]
  • $\begingroup$ As I understand the question it's not about the export functionality itself rather it is about getting the context menu that contains it. $\endgroup$ – Sjoerd C. de Vries Oct 29 '12 at 20:53
  • $\begingroup$ This is helpful. Better along these lines would be to img=Show... and then add Row[{Button["Print", NotebookPrint[img]]}]. $\endgroup$ – orome Oct 29 '12 at 20:58
  • $\begingroup$ @Sjoerd C. de Vries the title states print or export ... $\endgroup$ – s.s.o Oct 29 '12 at 21:31
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, but the body text (the actual question) says: "How do I enable graphics generated with Locators so that the context menu functionality is restored?" $\endgroup$ – Sjoerd C. de Vries Oct 29 '12 at 21:32
  • $\begingroup$ Body or title :)))) $\endgroup$ – s.s.o Oct 29 '12 at 21:34

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