Lock screen and animated gif

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Dec 20 12:31:17 EST 2022

How many chars in the text?

I'd wager that unless it's uncommonly enormous, you may find that the 
one-time cost of writing a handler to use the styledText array of the 
field will speed things up so much you may not even need anything more 
than a brief watch cursor.

If you can post a sample project with text of similar length we may have 
another good opportunity like the many forum threads we've seen where 
long processes become brief blips with iterations from the community.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems

jbv wrote:

> Le 2022-12-20 08:19, Brian Milby via use-livecode a écrit :
>> Could you make changes to htmlText in a variable and then assign all
>> at once back to the field?
> I thought of that, but it makes other parts of the script more 
> complicated.
> Finally I will chose a different strategy : instead of an animated gif, 
> I'm
> gonna use a progress bar that will be updated every 10 lines...

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