yet another really simple question

Charles Hartman charles.hartman at
Fri Nov 4 14:30:19 EST 2005

I should know this, but I can't locate talk I think I've heard about it:

I've got a (sub)stack with a couple of buttons and a scrolling, list- 
behavior field that covers most of the card. I want command-key  
alternatives to pressing the buttons. I put handlers in the stack  
script for the commandKeyDown, returnKey, and escapeKey messages, and  
they work fine -- as long as the focus is outside the list field. So  
in the list field's script I put handlers for returnInField,  
escapeKey, and rawKeyDown with an "if" test for "commandKey is down".  
Those work fine too. But this seems silly; I'm duplicating code.

Is there a property I should be setting to make the field not grab  
(for example) the cmd-A  to "select all" lines in the field, or the  
return key and swallowing it? While still letting arrow keys and  
mouse-clicks select a line? Or is there another simple way to  
consolidate this? I'm sure there is, but I can't seem to find it . . .

Charles Hartman

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