Mouseevents in NOT active windows

Keith Clarke keith.clarke at
Tue Oct 4 09:11:20 EDT 2011

I don't know if it's related (the other side of the same coin?) but I've also noticed 'orphan' tooltips that get stuck after a change of window focus away from LiveCode (IDE on 4.6.4 on OSX). 

They remain as the mouse moves, until returning to a LiveCode window and then making a mouse movement.

Maybe it's my responsibility as the developer to code what happens when my app loses focus but I would have expected the default behaviour to be that tooltips become invisible on loss of window focus. 

On 4 Oct 2011, at 13:45, Klaus on-rev wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have asked this some time before, but did not get any answer.
> Is it correct behavior that mouseenvents (mouseenter, meouseleave, mousemove etc...)
> are getting executed even if that stack is NOT the active window?
> Know what I mean? I have a Finder window in front, but moving the mouse over the stack
> BEHIND the Finder window shows tooltips etc., which looks a bit strange to me!?
> Any hints or opinions?
> Best and thanks in advance
> Klaus
> --
> Klaus Major
> klaus at

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