Detect scroll activity (when LC is not frontmost)

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 18:41:21 CET 2016


nvm, found the answer. Now going afk long enough to see if I can pick up an
"idle" msg"


On Sat, Dec 24, 2016 at 10:24 AM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> While digging around for answers I came across something interesting..
>
> From windows vista and onward there is a program quser.exe located in
> \windows\system32 that returns the current user state. From the command
> line it shows
> mike                  console             1  Active      none   12/16/2016
> 5:56 PM
>
> I was going to test and see if it would show idle after a period of
> inactivity (using a looping lc shell call) but heres the interesting
> thing..  Lc can't see it.  At all.  Trying a shell call returns " is not
> recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch
> file.
>
> I can change to the directory in shell and "dir" and there it is.  I can
> run it from shell.
>
> If I do a shell call shell("dir quser.exe") on that directory it says
> "Directory of c:\windows\system" file not found.
> If I get the files, it isn't there.
>
> So my question is this.. What the heck is going on?  Its not a hidden or
> system file, as far as I can tell its just a file sitting there like
> normal.  Why can't lc see it?  (why can't the LC shell see it for that
> matter)
>
> On Sat, Dec 24, 2016 at 9:49 AM, Richmond Mathewson <
> richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Sorry: late to the party!
>>
>> A rawKeyDown message IS recieved even IF the mouse is NOT in the LiveCode
>> window, BUT
>> the LiveCode window MUST be the front window.
>>
>> A rawKeyDown message won't be recieved IF the mouse is NOT in the
>> LiveCode windows if
>> it comes from a mouse button, scrollwheel or track ball.
>>
>> The micro trackball on the top of my Macintosh mouse sends these
>> rawKeydowns:
>>
>> Left: 65310 . . . . . . Left Arrow Key: 65361
>>
>> Right: 65311 . . . . . . Right Arrow Key: 65363
>>
>> Forward: 65308 . . . . . . Up Arrow Key: 65362
>>
>> Back: 65309 . . . . . .Down Arrow Key 65364
>>
>> Richmond.
>>
>>
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