Field modified function?

Josh Mellicker josh at
Sun Sep 17 21:36:01 EDT 2006

Wow... so "select empty" removes focus from all controls (forcing a  
closeField if a text field had focus?)

Interesting... would not have thought of this in a million!

On Sep 16, 2006, at 12:04 AM, Ken Ray wrote:

> On 9/16/06 1:38 AM, "Josh Mellicker" <josh at> wrote:
>> Regardless of the lookAndFeel setting, in OS X, if you change the
>> text in an editable field, then immediately click on a popup menu or
>> button, closeField is not sent, because the text field doesn't lose
>> focus, and the cursor is actually still in the text field, you can
>> still type even after clicking around quite a bit.
>> This is unfortunate, forcing workarounds to check if the field
>> contents have changed manually...
> There's another way - create a frontscript tha has this script in it:
> on mouseDown
>   if (the platform is "MacOS") and (word 1 of the target is  
> "button") then
>     select empty
>   end if
>   pass mouseDown
> end mouseDown
> That should do it...
> Ken Ray
> Sons of Thunder Software
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