Layers in PBrowser

scott at scott at
Wed Aug 12 22:01:19 EDT 2020

When I need to move something between nested groups I often (after making a backup) cut what I want to move and then edit the group I want to move it to so that I can paste into it.

I’m not suggesting this as something others should adopt, just pointing out that there seems to be a number of ways people deal with moving groups between nested groups. This seems to make it clear that someone who is new to Livecode would likely stumble when encountering this seemingly straightforward task.

Scott Morrow

Elementary Software
(Now with 20% less chalk dust!)
email     scott at
> On Aug 12, 2020, at 5:04 PM, Sean Cole (Pi) via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Aug 2020 at 22:16, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at> wrote:
>> That's just how it works.
>   1. Except it doesn't work - even with refresh :
>   2. How it works is wrong! Because it is DUMB and NOT how ALL other
>   software deals with layers. Bar none. Including LC's close competitors. It
>   should work EXACTLY like a file system or any other folder system. I've
>   coded this stuff for my own projects so why the heck is it so hard for
>   those writing the engine? I don't do C and that's where the layering system
>   is going wrong.
>   3. Assuming it did 'work', if the last item is a group with ctrls and I
>   drag below or used the next layer number below it will ALWAYS put it INTO
>   the group.
> It's wrong and it's just wasting my time, again, that I don't have with a
> tv broadcast deadline of Friday.
> You've obviously got so used to HAVING to work around these things you
> forget how they SHOULD work. Not just in my opinion but by general
> expectation from the norm outside of LC.
> What are LC doing with our subscription and donation money? Looking at the
> pull requests on github, not much! I fear the very worst!
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