[Use-revolution] Re: Requests
gogypsy at bellsouth.net
Fri Nov 23 13:26:00 CST 2001
>I'm looking at the window and the intersect function is in the Dictionary.
>(Is that where you were looking for it, or were you checking somewhere
Transcript Dictionary, under "intersect". It describes intersect as
it applies to arrays, but not to objects intersecting each other.
Metacard's gives explanations for both the arrays and the objects.
>>I wish I had more control of overall Preference type stuff. Like
>>whether help windows open in front of other windows or you have to
>>drag them out. Like always colorizing scripts.
>I'm not completely sure what you mean by "help windows open in front of
>other windows" - they shouldn't open behind other windows, certainly - but
>if you can describe more completely I may be able to put it on the feature
>There's an option to turn on automatic colorization in the Preferences (in
>the Script Editor pane).
This works if you manually type the script in, but I often work in a
SimpleText file to update a script, and then paste it into the editor
(this because of the many crashes I experienced, it guarantees my
scripts will not get mangled, and I have a copy of them outside of
Revolution to replace any that do get mangled.
If you paste the script in, you must manually colorize it.
As for windows hiding other windows, for example if I have the
colorization window open, and then open a help window, it opens
behind the colorization window. Other windows obscure the help
windows too. They should always open in front of everything.
> >I wish there were a window with the active variables and their contents.
>You can see a list of global variables and their contents in the message
>box. (It's the fourth tab from the left.)
Yes, but at the expense of having the message box available, which I
use a lot. If I understand it correctly, I cannot use both at the
> >Once I created a menu (menubar type menu), now I have to click on the
>>Toolbox or Application Overview to have the full set of development
>>menus. Otherwise, when I'm in the stack, the only menus up there are
>>the ones I created. I wish that weren't so. Once I release it,
>>obviously I want only my menus up there, but during development I
>>want both sets of menus.
>Bit hard to do, since you'd need two sets of the "standard" menus (on Mac
>OS, Apple menu, Help menu, File, and Edit at least would be duplicated). If
>I'm envisioning what you're asking for correctly...
Hypercard did it. It added on the menus you created, to the menubar
after the "standard" menus. So both were always available at the
same time. I never deleted the standard menus until saving the stack
to a standalone in Hypercard. I could work on the stack, with all
the development menus available, and at the same time have the menus
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