Cursor changes to a hand in the ide

Mark Talluto mark at
Wed Feb 24 11:50:57 EST 2016

> On Feb 23, 2016, at 2:16 PM, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
> I am running the Community Edition vers 7.1.1 Build 10048 on Ubuntu 14.04.
> I am just getting started with Livecode and was laying out the gui for my first little project.  I'm not sure what I did but the cursor changed to the hand pointer and now I can no longer work with any of my controls. Most of the menu items are greyed out but I could select quit. When I did that I was allowed to save my work, but when I opened it back up I still could not get rid of the hand pointer. Clicking on the run tool or edit tool does nothing.
> Do any of you experienced people have any idea what I could have done to cause this and how I can get back to normal operations?

Hi Jim,

First of all, welcome to Livecode. My response may not be very useful, but I will give it a go. I do not do much work in Linux that requires me to use the UI. But, I would check that you are not setting the pointer yourself with ‘choose’ command: e.g. 'choose browse tool’ or ‘choose pointer tool’.

Also, check for ‘set the cursor to watch’ or some other shape. This would be wrapped with a ‘lock cursor’ and ‘unlock cursor’.

If you are not using any of these commands, it is probably a bug in the IDE not handling these commands internally.  The IDE itself is written in Livecode. 

Should this turn out to be a bug, please feel free to write a bug report to Livecode: <>
It will require you to make an account, but it is pretty easy.

Hopefully, some regular user of Livecode on Linux will chime in with more experience.

Best regards,

Mark Talluto <> <>

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