Beachball cursor Help

Peter Brigham MD pmbrig at
Tue Nov 9 14:27:38 EST 2010

On Nov 9, 2010, at 12:47 PM, Devin Asay wrote:

> On Nov 9, 2010, at 10:33 AM, Peter Brigham MD wrote:
>> On Nov 9, 2010, at 10:47 AM, Devin Asay wrote:
>>> So it seems like you could just set the cursor to the image id of
>>> your choosing, and increment it in a repeat loop, just like 'set
>>> cursor to busy'. Not tested:
>>> put 67890,67891,67892,67893,67894,67895,67896,67897 into tAnimCursor
>>> repeat with i = 1 to 100
>>> put item i wrap (the number of items in tAnimCursor) of tAnimCursor
>>> into tCurrentCursor
>>> set the cursor to tCurrentCursor
>>> wait 10
>>> end repeat
>>> Seems like this ought to work.
>> Well, OK, but I went ahead and used the site to
>> download a great animated GIF cursor. So what do I do with that to
>> extract the individual images and list them separately in a loop? It
>> does seem that setting a cursor to an animated GIF ought to work out
>> of the box the way setting a button icon to an animated GIF does....
>> But if there's a workaround for cursors I'd settle for that for now.
> If you open an animated GIF in Preview on OS X it should show each  
> frame separately. You could save each frame separately, then import  
> them all into rev, give them consecutive IDs and use a routine  
> similar to the one above (or the one Richard G. posted) and it ought  
> to work.

Thanks, Devin.

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at

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