Animated gif editor

Robert Sneidar slylabs13 at me.com
Fri Jan 18 16:55:23 EST 2013


Only if the app is activated via Applescript. There is a way to launch an app without it coming to the foreground. Since I use the system window property, it floats above my application, and I position it to the loc of the open stack, so it shows up in the middle of whatever stack opens it. 

It's not a perfect solution, but since I only need it open for a bit, it suffices. With some masking you can probably get pretty creative with this technique. 

Bob


On Jan 18, 2013, at 11:20 AM, Peter Haworth wrote:

> I need Windows as well as Mac.  Also, doesn't the Mac menu bar for the
> standalone show up?
> Pete
> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
> 
> 
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 10:57 AM, Robert Sneidar <slylabs13 at me.com> wrote:
> 
>> If you only want it for a progress dialog, I built a standalone with an
>> animated gif, and some commands and functions to respond to Applescript
>> commands. With these I was able to show, hide, launch, quit, set the
>> message and resize the dialog. The stack window was set to be a system
>> window, so it floated above everything else. It really works a peach! Very
>> little delay in launching, so you could launch and quit each time you
>> needed it. Only thing is, it shows up in the dock! It would be nice if
>> there were some kind of option to prevent a standalone from appearing in
>> the dock.
>> 
>> I never attempted to get it to function similarly in Windows, as I do not
>> know how to make a Windows app capable of responding to external commands.
>> 
>> Bob





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