Application Browser Anomaly

Rob Cozens rcozens at
Tue Mar 21 11:31:43 EST 2006

Hi All,

Rev 2.7; WinXP TPC 2005 Edition:

Both last night and now this morning I have done something that sets 
the Application Browser in a state such that double-clicking on a 
substack opens the script of the substack instead of opening the 
substack itself and double-clicking on a card of an unopened subStack 
opens the script of that card..

Last night I tried shutting down RR and restarting it without 
rebooting, but the problem was still there when I turned the computer 
off for the night.  This AM, double-clicking on any substack shown in 
the AB worked...for a while, then I found myself back opening scripts 
instead of opening substacks.  This time restarting RR solved the 
problem; but for how long?

Has anyone else experienced this?  Ideas, anyone?

I will note one possible issue:

The subStack I'm attempting to modify is Serendipity Library's 
"sdbDictionary."  At runtime it's opened as a modal dialog by the SDB 
Tools plugin, and it needs the initialization in SDB Tools to open 
correctly [there are issues with opening it directly from Serendipity 
Library, even with messages locked].  When opened this way, the AB 
shows sdbDictionary as a subStack of SDB Tools instead of Serendipity 

The problem is in editing a stack open in modal mode [BTW, debugging in 
modal stacks causes problems too--or at least it did in earlier Rev 
revs].  So my practice is to open sdbDictionary modally with SDB Tools, 
close it, open Serendipity Library, open the AB [where sdbDictionary is 
now listed as a subStack of both SDB Tools and Serendipity Library], 
and double-click on the subStack or one of its cards to open it for 

I have used this technique for a couple of years with earlier revs and 
not encountered a state where the AB opened the script of a subStack 
instead of the stack itself.  Could the problem lie here?

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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