Detect scroll activity (when LC is not frontmost)

Iphonelagi iphonelagi at gmail.com
Sun Dec 25 15:57:27 EST 2016


Hi

AppleScript is the way to go with a shell execute command every x seconds or so

Found this to get you started

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20040330161158532

Lagi

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> On 24 Dec 2016, at 19:39, Richmond Mathewson <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> In a perfect world . . . .
> 
> There would be a cross-platform solution that did not depend of external code snippets or components
> of operating systems.
> 
> A little bird just sang "poll a key" in my ear, but I dismissed it as it made me think of the executioner
> on Tower Hill having to finally hack off the Duke of Monmouth's head with his pocket knife as his
> axe had gone blunt.
> 
> Richmond.
> 
>> On 12/24/16 7:41 pm, Mike Bonner wrote:
>> 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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