revCopyFile progress window not showing in front

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Wed Oct 5 16:07:27 EDT 2011


I believe this progress indicator shouldn't be visible at all. It is AppleScript and in my view it isn't done very well. The progress indicator you see is part of the Finder, not LiveCode.

Perhaps you could use some GUI scripting to bring that particular window of the Finder to front, but I expect it to be a big hassle. If you would consider using LiveCode's read and write commands, you could create your own progress indicator. Another option is to write a better AppleScript programme that doesn't display the progress indicator. Another option is to use the cp or mv command in the shell and use a gif image of a circular progress indicator. Although I don't like circular progress indicators, this solution works very nicely.

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 5 okt 2011, at 21:56, stephen barncard wrote:

> Hello gang,
> using revCopyFile and it works great on Mac (internally a shell call)- and
> I noticed there is a very nice progress indicator provided but it appears
> behind the window/stack that launched it and is basically useless as it's
> always obfuscated.
> Is there a way to make this indicator show in front or is this a bug? As
> revCopyFile is blocking, it's not possible to do anything to bring it
> forward after starting  (unless 'send in time??)
> sqb
> -- 

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