Hide stack change focus not supported 64bit

Paul Hibbert paul at livecode.org
Mon Mar 30 17:26:49 EDT 2020

Have you looked at the Launch command?

launch [documentPath with] applicationPath


Use the launch command to start an application for the user to use.

When the launch command executes, the application being launched comes to the foreground. When the user quits, LiveCode comes to the foreground.

If no documentPath is specified, the following two statements are equivalent:

launch application
open process application for neither

Or maybe, Launch document or Launch URL


> On Mar 29, 2020, at 14:17, Bill Vlahos via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>> wrote:
> I have a stack that needs to hide itself so a different window (other application) is now the frontmost window so my application can use AppleScript keystroke command to enter information into the other window.
> When I issue the command hide this stack my application window disappears but doesn’t lose focus. The target application that was behind my floating window doesn’t become the frontmost application.
> The documentation in 9.5.1 says that hide stack is not supported in 64bit. What is the alternative for MacOS X 64bit to temporarily hide my application?
> Thank you,
> Bill Vlahos
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