Bug or Feature - Tranparent Buttons Non-Responsive

Scott Rossi scott at tactilemedia.com
Mon Sep 12 07:57:55 CEST 2016

The "hack" mentioned by Brahmanatha is a technique to make
clickable/draggable transparent images, it doesn't have to do with buttons
at all:

I agree with Jacque's findings.  AFAIK, buttons have always responded
across their entire rect.  Maybe there's some odd rendering bug occurring,
but perhaps it would be good to double-check what types of objects are
being used there.


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design

On 9/11/16, 8:23 PM, "use-livecode on behalf of J. Landman Gay"
<use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of
jacque at hyperactivesw.com> wrote:

>On 9/11/16 9:08 PM, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami wrote:
>>  I have adopted Scott's "hack" to make a button that works across whole
>Hm, if both you and Scott needed a hack to solve a problem I've never
>seen, then I wonder what's different.
>I dragged a standard button to a new stack, resized it to be fairly
>large, and in the property inspector I turned off "opaque". I put a
>script into the button that just put the seconds into the msg box on
>mouseUp. It responded no matter where I clicked.
>Then I turned off showborder, threeD, and autohilite and it still
>Then I made a new button and just chose "Transparent" from the button
>style in the inspector. That one also responded at any loc inside its
>What's different in your setup?
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