Problems with Flashers

Mark Swindell mdswindell at
Thu Dec 17 14:43:16 EST 2009

Could you empty the contents on the substack's preopen stack handler (though that would only work the first time it was opened, I think)

You might also open it off screen and then relocate it.


On Dec 17, 2009, at 11:33 AM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:

> [ No, before you ask, not THAT kind . . .  :)  ]
> I have a palette that has to be emptied as it is opened,
> so I have this in the script of the button that opens
> the palette:
> on mouseUp
>   set the lockscreen to true
>   open stack "XYZ"
>   put empty into fld "FEELD" of stack "XYZ"
>   palette "XYZ"
>   set the lockscreen to false
> end mouseUp
> I had hoped that until the lockscreen was set to false
> end-users would see nothing; but, 'tis not so -
> there is a disconcerting flash just after clicking on the button
> where the stack, with the fld's previous contents are
> visible for a split-second.
> Of course I could empty the field prior to closing it
> so that it is sitting empty for the next time it is
> opened (and that is what I shall do - no time like the
> present), but that is not the point.
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