arrow keys in a text field?

David Vaughan dvk at
Mon Sep 13 23:23:23 EDT 2004

On 13/09/2004, at 22:12, Geoff Canyon <gcanyon at> wrote:
> I'm using 2.5 and I have a palette where the arrow keys aren't working 
> in a field. I've already checked that the appropriate properties are 
> set, and the arrow keys work if I move the field out of the group it's 
> in.
> I remember there being an issue if some portion of a field is covered 
> by something else, but that doesn't seem to be the case here. I've 
> tried setting the group to the highest layer, and the field to the 
> highest layer in the group, with no luck.
> I've looked at the rawKeyUp data, and that message is being triggered. 
> But the arrow keys still don't move the cursor.
> Any ideas before I go prematurely gray?


I have had a similar problem for ages with my Stocks stack, where 
attempting to navigate within a field actually moves you to the next 
field. Your problem inspired me to check the problem again. I found a 
group, which I do not recall creating but which may be giving 
background behaviour to the objects on the cards (it is a 
reimplementation of a HyperCard stack). In its properties, I unchecked 
"Arrow keys navigate contents" and my problem was resolved. Hope it 
might work for you.

> regards,
> Geoff Canyon
> gcanyon at

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