Cursed by insertions

Peter Haworth pete at mollysrevenge.com
Sun Feb 27 16:23:19 CST 2011


Thanks, that sounds like it should work.  I have front scripts for suspendstack and resumestack already so this should be pretty easy.


Pete Haworth

On Feb 27, 2011, at 1:30 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> On 2/27/11 2:12 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
>> I think Richmond is referring to the insertion point, not the cursor.
> 
> He says no, but you've brought up a related issue.
> 
>> I have noticed this before - if you place the insertion point
>> somewhere in an LC control, switch to another application, then
>> switch back to LC, the insertion point is gone.  This is on a Mac.
>> Other applications on the Mac don't act this way, they show the
>> insertion point where it was last time you were in them.
> 
> There's an automatic behavior when a card opens or resumes: the engine sets the focus to the first control with traversalOn set to true. This has happened since day one, and mostly I find it annoying, and it requires work-arounds. On Windows, where buttons can have traversal, the first control may be a button. On Mac, the first control is always the first editable field (even though OS X lets you set up keyboard navigation through buttons.)
> 
> The only workaround I know of is to store the selectedChunk on suspendStack and restore it on resumeStack.
> 
>> 
>> The dictionary description of the selectedLoc seems to imply it
>> refers to the top left coordinates of any selected text - does it
>> work if there is no text selected but you need to find out where the
>> insertion point is?
> 
> The selectedloc assumes there is an active selection, and is only used to find the physical x,y coordinates on screen. If you only need to find out where the insertion point is, use "the selectedChunk". That gives you a field and character reference. If the insertion point is not placed, the selectedChunk is empty.
> 
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