spitting nails at the IDE

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Tue Sep 3 14:24:25 EDT 2013


But deleting objects is still not undoable, yet.


On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 2:23 PM, Mike Kerner <MikeKerner at roadrunner.com>wrote:

> 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).
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
>> (702) 508-8462
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>
>
>
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> On the second day, God created the oceans.
> On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours,
>    and did a little diving.
> And God said, "This is good."
>



-- 
On the first day, God created the heavens and the Earth
On the second day, God created the oceans.
On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours,
   and did a little diving.
And God said, "This is good."



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