Bug 20117: new rc2 sets a backdrop, and preferences for same

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Jul 19 21:10:07 CEST 2017

I understand your point completely!

HOWEVER, why not make it slightly easier to make the backdrop to disappear?

Erm . . . how about a button on the far right of the revMenubar stack?


On 7/19/17 10:06 pm, Ali Lloyd via use-livecode wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 5:58 PM Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> How about *offering* to put up the backdrop for the tutorial, rather than
>> imposing it?
> Well, we were acting in direct response to a whole lot of feedback from new
> users who didn't seem to like the idea of seeing 'through' LiveCode to
> their desktops.
> If we get corresponding feedback that they *don't* like having the backdrop
> (we didn't get such feedback at the first user testing) then we would for
> sure make it an option. But honestly, the fewer questions a user is asked
> about their default preferences the better. Imagine having to answer on
> startup whether you want the palettes to disappear when you open the script
> editor, and whether you want an HTTP proxy, and what colour you want your
> selection handles to be, and whether you would like to see default handlers
> in the handler list, and whether you would like to see property labels
> instead of property names in the property inspector.
> Surely the most sensible route here is to decide on defaults and see if
> people for whom those defaults are relevant have any objections? I'm not
> sure it is necessary to be offended on behalf of hypothetical new users :-)
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