open a palette window over a modal window under OS 9
garrett at paraboliclogic.com
Mon Jun 12 14:23:06 CDT 2006
Robert Brenstein wrote:
>> Mark Schonewille wrote:
>>> Hi Chris,
>>> This is not bug. In fact, I am very happy that this works properly in
>>> Mac OS 9. There is no workaround that is practible and complies with
>>> Apple's GUI rules. In every operating system, an application should
>>> halt while a modal dialog is open, until the dialog closes.
>>> I suggest you just accept that the Help window is not available, as
>>> Mac OS 9 users would be surprised if they could access the Help
>>> window while a modal dialog is open. They would consider it a bug in
>>> your software.
>> Ok, sounds logical to me, but, is it possible for Chris to change the
>> mode of the modal stack to non-modal and change the palette stack to
>> modal until the palette stack is dismissed and then set that stack
>> back to modal after the palette is dismissed?
> Yes, Chris can try shuffling modes. However, I once needed to display
> some help info from a modal stack and if I recall correctly, I simply
> displayed another modal stack, which showed on top of the other modal
> stack. Closing it, returned control properly to the other modal. This
> was several releases of Rev ago, but should still work the same.
I think that would be the way to go. I've used that before myself.
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