Pointer tool not working
JonathanC at ag.nsw.gov.au
JonathanC at ag.nsw.gov.au
Mon Nov 3 18:07:53 EST 2003
(Please forgive my "newbie-ness".)
I wrote on 30/10/2003:
> I recently created a stack ("Launcher.rev") to act like HyperCard's Home
> stack. It works OK, but just then, when I went to edit a button, I
> discovered that the pointer tool wasn't working. When I choose the
> tool (either from the palette or the Tools menu) and click on the
> instead of selecting it, it CLICKS it (as though the browse tool is
> This only happens with this one stack (so far). I can still select
> by choosing "Card [or Stack] Inspector" from the Object menu and then
> finding the object I want from the Selection pop-up menu, or by using
> Application Browser, but why can't I select them directly?
Then Sarah <sarahr at genesearch.com.au> wrote:
> What mode is the stack set to? It sounds as if it is either modeless or
> palette, in which case you can't edit it. This is useful for a Launcher
> stack as it means it is usable even when you are in edit mode, but you
> will have to do something different to edit the Launcher itself.
> Try right-clicking to bring up the contextual menu and setting the mode
> to top level so you can edit, then set it back. Alternatively, do all
> your editing via the Application Browser and then save from there.
Thanks. Yes, it WAS set to "modeless" but I really don't know how that
happened. I placed the stack in the "plugins" folder so that any handlers
I placed in the stack script would be available all the time (like
HyperCard's Home stack). Does this automatically make it a modeless stack?
What exactly is the difference between "Toplevel" and "Modeless" anyway?
Rev's documentation is not clear enough (for me :-) ).
Three other things I don't understand are:
1. Why, when I close "Launcher.rev" and then open it again, does it change
from Modeless to TopLevel by itself?
2. Why does "Launcher.rev" open automatically when I launch "Revolution"?
(I may have set this behaviour myself - after all it mimics HyperCard's
Home, which is what I want - but I have no idea how, if I did.)
3. Revolution's documentation says there's a Home stack, but where is it?
So many questions!
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