Notification of internet use in Rev standalone

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at
Mon Oct 6 14:58:54 EDT 2008


Hi, I've read all of the responses so far to your concept. Some are  
pretty good and you should consider them. That said, if this is for  
OSX only then why not just make the stack sized to the screenRect and  
then set the window type to systemWindow. That way the window while  
open will always 'float above everything' and not allow the user to  
even get to any other application.

You may have to monitor active windows and if changed set the center  
of this stack to the active window if people are using "Spaces" or  
multiple monitors.

This will not work on windows since Revolution does not treat the  
systemWindow the same on Windows. On Windows you can minimize the  
stack of a systemWindow to the start bar which would then allow the  
user to access an internet application. On OSX there is no minimize  
with a systemWindow.


Tom McGrath

On Oct 4, 2008, at 4:48 PM, Paul Gabel wrote:

> Hi everybody:
> My stack structure is a mainstack splash screen and three substacks.  
> Within a Rev standalone, is there any way to be notified if the user  
> opens a web browser or attempts to write an email with a non-Rev  
> application? Is there any way to prevent it?
> "on resumeStack" is not helpful in my case, as, if placed in the  
> mainstack (which is hidden by now), it is not triggered when I come  
> back from a web browser. I can't place "on resumeStack" in a  
> substack, because I am constantly going back and forth between them,  
> and, even in a standalone, it is triggered.
> I would greatly appreciate any suggestions (or even being told to  
> forget the whole idea).
> Paul Gabel
> Mac OS X 10.5.5
> Rev 3.0
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