setting pointer location

Rob Cozens rcozens at
Fri Dec 27 17:23:54 EST 2002

>The former action obviously works well while the latter I personally 
>abjure when writing and object to when using.

My question, David, would be, "Is you abjuration theoretical or based 
on experience where the technique was actually manifested in 
operational software?"  Since you included "and object to using", you 
must have found some real world software that does this.  Are these 
Mac or Windows apps?  And what genre?

I don't recall ever seeing a real-world manifestation of the 
technique.  I never explored it, because I couldn't find a way to do 
it in HyperTalk; but it occurred to me that OenoLog's button-driven 
interface might benefit operationally if the mouse cursor could be 
positioned over the next default button via script.

I doubt I'll change the OenoLog UI to play with the technique even 
though I could in Run Rev.  If you've seen it in operation and found 
the technique lacking or distracting, that's the first concrete point 
against it in my score book...however I would want to know the 
context in which you found it a poor approach before ruling it out 
altogether, once & for all.

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)

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