2.5 cursor change
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Jul 30 22:54:14 CDT 2004
Marian Petrides wrote:
> >>>Another way to handle it would be to retain the mickey hand during
> development and then allow the user to specify when building a
> standalone whether to keep it or not. It would be very simple change; if
> the hand cursor isn't available, Rev uses the system arrow by default.
> The only thing you have to do to get a standard cursor in a standalone
> is leave out the hand.
> That's a great idea, Jacque. I hope RunRev decides to go this way!!
Ironically that's very close to the way it's always been:
Changing the default cursor is as simple as adding this line to your
set the defaultCursor to arrow
To implement this in the IDE it could have been as simple as doing the
equivalent of that line in the engine itself (probably a resource ID
constant), and less alarming to the developers here than discarding the
hand cursor resource altogether.
HyperCard didn't do so well as browsers: in HC the hand cursor was
always present, giving the impression that everything was clickable.
Once the hand cursor is restored to the cursor collection in Rev, all of
us who use it in a browser-like fashion over links in text will be able
to do what HyperCard arguably should have done in the first place: let
people make apps that look like all other apps, and use the hand cursor
only as a visual indicator of links or clickable images.
That Rev is moving toward having the default cursor be the same as with
all other apps is a welcome move.
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