Active window and mouse location

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Wed May 9 13:05:17 EDT 2018

Here is what I do and it works a peach. Assuming tPath is a valid path to a folder:

   if tPlatform contains "Win" then
      replace "/" with "\" in tPath
      put "explorer " & quote &  tpath & quote into theCmd
      put shell(theCmd) into theResult
      put "property the_path : " & quote & tPath & quote & cr into theCmd
      put "set the_folder to (POSIX file the_path) as alias" & cr after theCmd
      put "tell application " & quote & "finder" & quote & cr after theCmd
      put "activate" & cr after theCmd
      put "reveal the_folder" & cr after theCmd
      put "end tell" & cr after theCmd
      do theCmd as appleScript
   end if

This should probably also be in the master library. 

Bob S

> On May 9, 2018, at 08:32 , Douglas Ruisaard via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Thanks, as always, for the responses. Getting old means you forget about the differences between Commands and Functions... but anyway
> My MAIN question was whether there was a way to get LC to make a desktop window THE active, top-most window... next necessarily the LC's window (in my case) but ANY window for that matter.

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