modal command - and subsequent dialog placement.

Phil Jimmieson P.Jimmieson at csc.liv.ac.uk
Tue Aug 6 03:52:00 EDT 2002


>From: Klaus Major <k_major at os.surf2000.de>
>HI Phil,
>
>>  Hi folks,
>>  I'm developing a system which needs to pop up the equivalent of a modal
>>  dialog box that contains a QuickTime movie - in the form of a guide who
>  > tells you what to do next.

<snip>

>  Using modal seems like the
>  > ideal solution, except it puts the window in the centre of the screen,
>>  when I want it top-left (otherwise the guide gets in the way of what
>>  she's describing). I can move the window myself, but only once it's up,
>>  and even setting lockscreen to true doesn't stop it appearing in the
>  > centre, before it repositions itself.

>put this into the script of your "modal"-stack(s):
>
>on preopenstack
>    set the topleft of me to 0,24
>## will put this stack on the left side of the screen
>## and 24 pixel from the top of the screen BEFORE it is opened
>## You can take other values, of course, if needed
>end preopenstack
>
>that's all..
>
>works here, should work for you, too :-)

Hi Klaus,
thanks very much. I just tried it and it works like a charm. Now to 
sort out those other modal dialogs.
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