Moving system Dialog boxes

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Sun Apr 13 16:17:01 EDT 2003

Edwin Gore wrote:

> I have an application that uses a toolbar and a document window. The problem
> that I am running into is that there are one or two circumstances where I
> need to present an "answer" dialog to the user before a document has opened.
> On windows this centers the dialog on the toolbar/menubar, which is ypically
> going to be near the top of the screen. Is there any easy way to change the
> position the dialog appears at? I have a feeling that there isn't an I am
> going to need to cludge something together...if I open an invisible window
> it be active and be used to move the dialog?

I found that really annoying as well, and aded this to a front script:

on  preopenstack
  if the short name of this stack is in "answer dialog,ask dialog" then
    set the loc of this stack to the screenloc
  end if
  pass preopenstack
end preopenstack

 Richard Gaskin 
 Fourth World Media Corporation
 Developer of WebMerge 2.2: Publish any database on any site
 Ambassador at
 Tel: 323-225-3717                       AIM: FourthWorldInc

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