Hide stack change focus not supported 64bit

Paul McClernan paulmcclernan at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 22:58:27 EDT 2020

(Sorry, hit send too soon).
You can easily use AppleScript mixed with LiveCode script to change focus
to another app:

*do *"tell application "& quote& "PhotoShop"& quote& " to activate"as

You could also use AppHide / AppUnhide from my LCB Library macOSTools
to minimize your stack which automatically switches to whatever the next
running app is. See the test stack, which uses the above AppleScript to
switch focus back to LiveCode after the AppHide command.
Download from here:

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 10:49 PM Paul McClernan <paulmcclernan at gmail.com>

> You can easily use AppleScript mixed with LiveCode script to change focus
> to another app
> On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 5:18 PM Bill Vlahos via use-livecode <
> 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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