set cursor to busy

william humphrey bill at bluewatermaritime.com
Tue Oct 8 13:12:07 EDT 2013


I was hoping for something that would call the system level "busy" and thus
would work on all platforms. If I roll a pretty rainbow one which looks
great on the present Mac OS it would fail on the different flavours of
Windows and probably the next MacOS which very likely will feature a "flat"
beach ball.


On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 11:27 AM, <dunbarx at aol.com> wrote:

> Hi.
>
>
> If you think your users are skittish that way, why not roll your own? A
> handful of small images that cycle around?
>
>
>
> Craig Newman
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: william humphrey <bill at bluewatermaritime.com>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Tue, Oct 8, 2013 11:19 am
> Subject: set cursor to busy
>
>
> Well I've been wondering about this feature. I have "set cursor to busy"
> whenever something takes more than a second and I see that interesting
> vintage black and white beach ball. That is fine and really a feature
> because I'm in the LiveCode developing environment so when LiveCode crashes
> then I see the colourful system beach ball spin and I know that is
> different than something from my code.
>
> But what about when my code is in a stand-alone? Won't users be confused by
> that vintage beach ball? Is there another way to say "set cursor to busy"?
>
> Perhaps "set new system cursor to busy" or (for old one) "set system 8
> cursor to busy?"
>
> Any ideas?
>
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