Trapping for mouseDown on the desktop on a Mac

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Sun Oct 13 18:48:55 CEST 2013


How about going into a polling mode, checking the dragData["files"] every second or so... it should start out empty, but as soon as the user starts to drag a file from the desktop, it should have something in it.

Just a thought,

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software

> On Oct 12, 2013, at 11:25 AM, Ray <ray at linkit.com> wrote:
> 
> Phil - thanks for the suggestion but I just tried it and no-can-do. For some reason, and this is a Mac-only behavior, when I mouseDown on the desktop I can't see any messages at all which are sent to Livecode.  The suspend message is sent if I mouseDown on another stack, but not on a file on the desktop or the desktop itself.
> 
> Let me know if anything else comes to mind.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Ray
> 
>> On 10/12/2013 10:51 AM, Phil Davis wrote:
>> Have you tried using 'suspend' instead of 'mouseDown' and 'suspendStack'? Should work the same on both platforms (famous last words!).
>> 
>> Phil
>> 
>> 
>>> On 10/12/13 6:31 AM, Ray wrote:
>>> On Windows the instant there is a 'mouseDown' on the desktop the current stack window goes inactive, thus triggering the suspendStack message.  I use this to create a field which then accepts dragDrops.  However, this is different on a Mac.  The current stack window on a Mac waits until the mouse comes up on a desktop click, thus defeating my scheme which creates the field to accept a dragDrop as soon as the mouse goes down on the desktop.
>>> 
>>> Any ideas anybody on how to trap for a mouse down on the desktop on a Mac?
>>> 
>>> Many thanks,
>>> 
>>> Ray
>>> LinkIt! Software
>>> 
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