Cursor changes to a hand in the ide

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Wed Feb 24 12:34:48 EST 2016

On 02/24/2016 10:50 AM, Mark Talluto wrote:
>> 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.


At the point the problem occurred I hadn't written a line of code.  I 
had dropped a label control on the card and expanded it's size. Then I 
dropped 2 radio buttons inside the boundaries of the of the label. I was 
renaming them and changing the label text when the problem occurred.

> 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.

I will wait a little longer, wouldn't want to waste their time if it was 
my mistake.

> Hopefully, some regular user of Livecode on Linux will chime in with
> more experience.
> Best regards,
> Mark Talluto <>
> <>

Thanks,  Jim

More information about the use-livecode mailing list