Lock screen and animated gif

Brian Milby brian at milby7.com
Tue Dec 20 08:19:07 EST 2022

Could you make changes to htmlText in a variable and then assign all at once back to the field?

Brian Milby
brian at milby7.com

> On Dec 20, 2022, at 8:05 AM, Antti Ilola via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> How about changing the mouse cursor. I found below about using a lock
> screen.
> " The only exception to this (freeze window) is the mouse cursor. It
> continues to move with the mouse and any changes to the cursor icon (like set
> cursor to busy) do appear."
> Antti
> ti 20. jouluk. 2022 klo 14.42 jbv via use-livecode (
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com) kirjoitti:
>> Do you mean "lock screen without messages" ?
>> Doesn't work...
>> Le 2022-12-20 07:27, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode a écrit :
>>> Try 'without messages'.
>>> On Tue, 20 Dec 2022, 13:26 jbv via use-livecode, <
>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi list,
>>>> I have a script that modifies line by line the color
>>>> and textstyle of some words in a field that can be up
>>>> to 500 lines long.
>>>> I am using "lock screen" to speed up things.
>>>> But at the same time I have a spinning animated gif
>>>> to tell end users to wait until the modification is
>>>> done.
>>>> The problem is that "lock screen" freezes everything
>>>> and the gif stops spinning.
>>>> Is there a workaround for using "lock screen" and an
>>>> animated gif simultaneously ?
>>>> Thank you in advance.
>>>> jbv

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