Help Testing Small Script Editor Enhancement

Bob Hall bob at
Sun Jul 16 22:33:42 CEST 2017

> On Jul 16, 2017, at 3:37 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at <mailto:use-livecode at>> wrote:
> This is going to totally screw up a macro I've been using for 15+ years. I know I'm a voice in the wilderness but if this gets officially implemented I hope there's an option to turn it off, or supply your own key combination.

LOL. I haven’t been using the control-tab for 15 years to switch between edit and run modes. However, I had been using it for 3 years. Yes it was painful for me to switch my favorite key sequence. But it had to be done. 

The control-tab “fix” I’m proposing will only effect MacOS users and I would not expect Linux or Windows users to be effected at all by the MacOS control-tab. If you are on Linux/Windows it should not matter whether the Script Editor is top window or not.

I don’t expect an easy adoption of this “new” key combination by Livecode. If adopted, I would also not expect an option to turn it on/off or change the combo as the behavior is considered to be a standard key combo of MacOS, right?

If you are using control-tab with a custom macro, see if control-` might work for you. If not, possibly option-tab?


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