spitting nails at the IDE

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Tue Sep 3 14:23:48 EDT 2013


I also run into the windowing issue, but my situation is, as usual, it
seems, more obscure:
1) Have mac mini
2) Use at work with two large monitors
3) Take mini home, where I only have one large monitor

I have learned that AirDisplay (an app that lets you use your iPad as a
second monitor) saves a lot of time, even if that functionality isn't very
useful to me other than this one case.


On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Dr. Hawkins <dochawk at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 1, 2013 at 9:07 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Certainly the thing with secondary and or mirror screens has to be sorted
> > out.
>
> "sorted out" ???
>
> [checks watch]
>
> It's 2013.  Since I put a second screen on my mac, I've:
>
> * converted my custom bankruptcy software from HyperCard to SuperCard (1.5)
> * gotten married
> * had a child
> * closed my practice and gotten a PhD
> * returned to practice
> * re-written my software as spreadsheets
> * had four grandchildren.
> * rewritten most of the software in LiveCode
>
> Yet,
>
> > If one has 2 or 3 displays attached to one's machine and 1 or more of
> them
> > is them disconnected
> > (or goes "phut") all stacks, palettes and other 'things" of Livecode's
> IDE
> > should be visible on the
> > monitor that is still connected.
>
> "should".  Yet if there is only one screen, and the coordinates are
> offscreen, LiveCode still opens the window entirely offscreen,
> including the message box and dictionary.
>
> This wasn't a problem 24 years ago with HyperCard and SuperCard, yet
> it appears my granson will turn 5 with Livecodenot having solved this.
>
>
> > I had a similar sort of problem just the other day when I moved my second
> > machine up to my villa in the mountains and connected to to a very old
> > cathode ray tube job that has a maximum display of 1024 x 768,
> > having previously had it connected to a 1920 x 1080 display; my
> "revTools"
> > stack was nowhere to be seen!
>
> The screen I attached to my SE/30 was 1024x768, 1 bit.  19" screeen,
> with about a two foot deep tube.
>
> And when it went bad under warranty, I called Ehman.
>
> "Oh, ship it back in the original container." [1]
>
> There wasn't one.
>
> "What???"
>
> It came on a shipping pallet with cardboard wrapped around and a huge
> cardboard top.
>
> "*groan*  Oh, one of *those* ."
>
> (I had a very early developer screen).
>
>
> > I had to open up the message box (which, luckily, appeared somewhere
> > reasonably sensible: I could see the thing) and do a "move stack
> "revTools"
> > to 100,100: silly and should be unnecessary. Had the message box been off
> > screen things would have been even more tedious.
>
> For other's reference, I've attached a tiny stack that has field with
> a button to execute it's contents, an output field to put answers
> into, and  button to put the message box back (although I think it's
> set to 900 for the vertical).
>
>
>
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> (702) 508-8462
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