mouse pointer hot spot is way off

Peter Haworth pete at
Mon Aug 17 23:53:27 CEST 2015

There's pretty persuasive evidence now that the shadowed variable bug is
caused by stopping a debug run early.  Since I trained myself to let debug
run to the end of its natural course, I have not seen the problem.
Hopefully that will help the team figure out the cause and fix it.

On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 2:12 PM Dr. Hawkins <dochawk at> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 9:17 AM, Devin Asay <devin_asay at> wrote:
> > I have seen this and can reproduce it reliably. On a Mac, if you have two
> > monitors (or more I suppose), and you open a script editor window, it
> > initially opens on the same screen as your LiveCode IDE; on the "main
> > screen” as determined by the OS. After that I typically move the script
> > editor window to the second monitor. I find that if the top of the script
> > editor window is higher than the tool bar on the main screen, I get this
> > hot spot offset problem. Once I move the window downward on the second
> > monitor it goes away. I ought to have reported it, but I’ve gotten to
> where
> > I automatically just move the window down to avoid the problem.
> >
> > Does this seem to be the same thing you’re getting?
> >
> I had never nailed down this combination, but it's certainly consistent
> with what I see.
> When I'm using two monitors (most of the time), the code screen is almost
> always on the external.  I have code in openStack that opens the scripts of
> my main code sections.  However, if the main stack script won't compile, I
> have to manually move it--and there frequency of this is similar to the
> displacement bug.  Next time it bites, I'll try moving the window back to
> the main screen.
> As I have to restart livened three to four times in a typical hour (the
> shadow declaration bug), the displacement bug bites a couple of times in a
> typical full day of coding.
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