Cursor lock

Björnke von Gierke bvg at mac.com
Tue Jan 18 17:31:16 EST 2011


The common thing is most likely mac os x and LC. I for example do not use invasive additions at all.

The script editor resizes itself randomly between closing and opening, due to the engine menu bug. The menu bug has been around since Rev 1.1 and even earlier.

Unfortunately, there's lots of focus changes on Mac OS X that LC can't handle, mostly exposé or spaces stuff. Meanwhile, the script editor assumes it always knows it's own focus state, which is most likely producing all these weird behaviours. This has been the case since it first was introduced. Unfortunately, the developer of the script editor normally works on Windows, and the engine will in the mid-term not be adjusted to catch all focus-ins and -outs properly.

On 18 Jan 2011, at 23:23, Bob Sneidar wrote:

> Let's start looking for common things. Anyone using an alternate debugger? An alternate script editor? How about everyone having this problem remove all add-ons and start up LiveCode again and see if it persists. Sorry, I'm a troubleshooter. 
> 
> Bob
> 
> 
> On Jan 18, 2011, at 2:15 PM, Björnke von Gierke wrote:
> 
>> I had this several times. the script editor also often gets stuck on resize mode, despite the mouse being clicked on the field or another object that is not the resize triangle.
>> 
>> just now the script editors backgroundcolor was set to white when i opened it, and the mosue was stuck at the pane-resizing icon (two paralell lines with arrows pointing left and right). had to change tool for the cursor, reopen editor for the background color.
>> 
>> On 18 Jan 2011, at 21:47, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>> 
>>> On 1/18/11 12:52 PM, Richmond wrote:
>>>> On 01/18/2011 08:31 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>>>>> Is anyone else having trouble with the cursor not updating, or
>>>>> sometimes locking, in version 4.5.3? I'm noticing it particularly in
>>>>> the script editor, where the cursor doesn't change when you mouse over
>>>>> different panes or outside the window.
>>>>> 
>>>>> I'm also noticing that sometimes clicking on a window doesn't activate
>>>>> it. The message box doesn't update to show the stack name and the
>>>>> window titlebar remains disabled.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Just trying to figure out if it's me with a stray "lock messages"
>>>>> command somewhere, or if I can blame it on someone else.
>>>>> 
>>>>> OS X Snow Leopard.
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Down in the undergrowth [i.e. RR 4.0 on a PPC macMini running Tiger] the
>>>> cursor suddenly
>>>> turns into what I like to call "the Clariswork clock", or, more
>>>> accurately " the Mac OS 7 clock"
>>>> and gets stuck like that.
>>> 
>>> If you mean the rainbow beachball, that's a different thing. Judging from the lack of response, it must be something in my setup. All I can think of is a stray "lock messages" command, but those are supposed to reset at the end of pending handlers and that isn't happening. But if the problem were widespread I guess there'd be all kinds of reports about it. It's incredibly irritating.
>>> 
>>> And here I was hoping it wasn't my fault.
>>> 
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>>> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>>> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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