Keep a stack in back

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Sat Dec 6 22:40:54 CET 2014


Yeah, if I set things up where only LC apps and stacks are open it would
handle the problem, but there may be other things running that I also want
to always be in front.  On linux, fourthworld has pointed me towards a
solution, pretty sure I can make it work for my purpose, but for windows it
becomes difficult.  Looking at the possibility of vbscript to set the
zindex of the stack, or setwindowpos(0 or something of that nature.  Worst
case, there is quite a bit of c# or c++ or even visual basic code that I
might be able to build a small exe out of that I can use to set the zindex
of the window.  Starting to think it might pay to wait for the plugin
architecture, at which point other options will probably open up.

On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 9:31 PM, <dunbarx at aol.com> wrote:

> Mike.
>
>
> I see.
>
>
> How about hiliting the "float above everything" checkbox for all the other
> stacks?
>
>
> Watch out for that, though. It works across all open apps, not just LC
> windows.
>
>
> Craig
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 7:18 pm
> Subject: Re: Keep a stack in back
>
>
> This is the key line that explains the need:  Yet have it still be usable
> as long as its
> not obscured by other stacks/windows.
>
> Basically, I want it to be sitting in the background, and well. Like the
> desktop, if you move windows around so you can see icons and whatnot, you
> can interact with that desktop but it doesn't jump up to the front and
> obscure other windows.  Thats the behavior i'm looking for.
>
> On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 4:23 PM, <dunbarx at aol.com> wrote:
>
> > Mike.
> >
> >
> > If all of what you say is true, why not just hide the stack? No
> management
> > needed.
> >
> >
> > Craig
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com>
> > To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> > Sent: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 5:59 pm
> > Subject: Keep a stack in back
> >
> >
> > I have a quick (I hope) question.. Is there a way to have a stack behind
> > all other stacks all the time? Yet have it still be usable as long as its
> > not obscured by other stacks/windows.  It would also need to remain
> behind
> > all other windows not just LC stacks.
> >
> > Is this possible?  If so, could someone point me in the right direction?
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