Windows Standalone Does Not Have an App Menu
roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Tue Jan 3 14:51:51 CST 2012
On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM, Gregory Lypny wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I develop LiveCode apps for my students on my Mac, and I sometimes have
> limited opportunities to fully test them on PCs. I recently updated to
> LiveCode 5.0.2 and rebuilt a stack that was originally coded in 5.0.1. I
> saved the stack as Mac and Windows standalones for distribution to my
> students. One of my Windows-using students told me today that the app does
> not have a default App menu, e.g., My App, with whatever menu items the
> Windows app menu would have, but especially Quit (or Exit)! Because there
> is no Quit menu item, there is no way to exit the app when the undecorated
> splash screen appears. I don’t know what the Windows equivalent to the
> dock on the Mac is, but there appears to be no icon on his Windows box to
> indicate the app is open or to provide another means to quit. How do I get
> the default app menu to appear on the Windows standalone like it used to?
> Has something changed with 5.0.2?
Without decorations, your app is a ghost (sort of). It will only show in
the taskbar (windows dock) when decorations are visible. You can make a
small button with "quit" in a mouseUp handler, or instruct the user to
press Alt-F4 to quit the app.
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