set cursor to busy

william humphrey bill at bluewatermaritime.com
Tue Oct 8 19:28:50 CEST 2013


Shoot - I never considered that. I will look on the LiveCode list of
example stacks and see if anyone put one there that I can use.


On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 1:22 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com> wrote:

> Just a suggestion: you might consider using your own custom busy
> indicator.  This prevents you from having to match any particular
> OS/version.  Just so you know, the beach ball on OS X is usually
> associated with "non-responsive", so probably not the right message to
> send to your users when things are working but busy.
>
> Regards,
>
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
>
>
>
>
> On 10/8/13 10:12 AM, "william humphrey" <bill at bluewatermaritime.com>
> wrote:
>
> >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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