Choose Browse Tool with click

Peter Bogdanoff bogdanoff at
Tue Apr 12 21:41:04 EDT 2016

My application is basically a specialized classroom presentation tool much like basic Apple Keynote or Powerpoint (text and images) with buttons that do things like play edited audio and video. So in many ways I’m reproducing the LC IDE in a runtime, but simplified for the user.

So I’m investigating if I can make the mode change from editing/modifying controls to browse simpler.

I was overjoyed to discover the cantSelect property recently.

I’m seeing that LC is truly able to do what Richard Gaskin quoted Bill Appleton saying about Supercard—create authoring environments.

Peter Bogdanoff

On Apr 12, 2016, at 11:25 AM, Mark Waddingham <mark at> wrote:

> Hi Peter,
> On 2016-04-12 08:12, Peter Bogdanoff wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have a script in a button:
>> on mouseDoubleDown
>> 	choose pointer tool
>> 	select me
>> end mouseDoubleDown
> ...
>> Is there another way?
> Without knowing precisely what effect you are trying to achieve, this suggestion might be useless...
> However, have you investigated using the 'cantSelect' properties of objects? If an object has cantSelect set to true, then it acts as if it is in browse mode, rather than pointer tool mode. Even if it is not useful for your precise use-case, knowing why might help evolve it into something more useful in the future.
> Warmest Regards,
> Mark.
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