Delay in opening the first card. How can I solve this?

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Wed Jun 2 05:30:38 EDT 2010

Hi William,

The wait command in your script just adds another delay, because  
RunRev is completely blocked while waiting. If you add "with messages"  
to the command, you'll give the engine a chance to do its thing while  
your script waits. I don't think this will make much of a difference,  
except that going to the next card will always take more than 7 seconds.

I have had the same problem several times, too. I wonder whether it  
has something to do with QuickTime. Getting the QTVersion in the  
preOpenStack handler will load QT before the first card shows. Maybe  
this moves the delay to the startup time of your programme/stack.  
Setting the dontUseQT to true doesn't load QT at all, which might take  
away the delay completely. I might be all wrong about this, but I'm  
curious whether it makes any difference.

Do any scripts run when cd "start_2x2" opens?

P.S. There's also

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On 2 jun 2010, at 11:00, William de Smet wrote:

> Hi there,
> I notice quite some delay in opening cards in my new app on Win 7.  
> On OSX
> all is fine (I asked before on the list).
> I click a button and nothing happens (so it seems). After some time  
> the next
> card is shown.
> It is just a button with the most simple script: go cd "start_2x2".
> In the end it will be an app with about 100 cards in it I think so  
> the delay
> can take a while?
> For now I came up with the following, so the user has some visual  
> feedback.
> *on* mouseUp
>   *unlock* cursor
>   *set* cursor to watch
>   *lock* cursor
>   *wait* 7 sec
>   *go* cd "start_2x2"
> *end* mouseUp
> The 7 sec is just my idea and it can take much longer.
> Is there another way to do this? I want the 'wait' to be an exact time
> (after the wait the next card opens).
> Thanks in advance.
> greetings,
> William

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