Cmd-A doesn't work from Keyboard in Standalone

Charles Hartman charles.hartman at
Wed Nov 16 21:29:46 EST 2005

On Nov 16, 2005, at 8:24 PM, Sarah Reichelt wrote:

>> I have a pulldown menu button on  group shared across all cards in a
>> stack... the standard "Edit".
>> Select All/A
>> the cmd symbol for the Mac appears as expected to the right of the
>> menu item in the pull down.
>> case "Select All"
>> if the selected fld is not empty then select text of the selected  
>> field.
>> break
>> If I run this stack from m stand alone player, the item to select all
>> text in a field only works if the user mouses up to the button and
>> pulls it down and chooses that item. So the script it OK... But, if
>> the user puts his cursor into a fld and clicks cmd-A from the
>> keyboard it doesn't work??
> If the script is OK, then it has to be a key problem. Do you have a
> commandKeyDown handler that could be blocking the command key? Or a
> keyDown, keyUp, rawKeyDown or rawKeyUp handler that could be blocking
> the 'A'?

I'm curious about this too, because I have found that *blocking* cmd- 
A (= select all) in a field is very hard, meaning I haven't found a  
way to do it. (So I had the opposite problem from the o.p.) Oddly  
enough, cmd-C (= copy) seems also to work by itself, but I found I  
had to write code to implement cmd-V (= paste). Puzzling.

Charles Hartman

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