Follow the rev tools palette by a window

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Sat Nov 13 06:59:23 EST 2010

On 11/13/2010 12:45 PM, zryip theSlug wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 8:39 AM, Richmond<richmondmathewson at>  wrote:
>> On 11/13/2010 01:16 AM, zryip theSlug wrote:
>>> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 10:02 PM, zryip theSlug<zryip.theslug at>
>>>   wrote:
>>>> Dear list members,
>>>> To follow the rev tools palette by a window (a palette), I use the
>>>> send message in time form below :
>>>> command scanForRevToolsLoc
>>>>    set the topLeft of this stack to the bottomLeft of stack "Revtools"
>>>>    send "scanForRevToolsLoc" to me in 100 milliseconds
>>>> end scanForRevToolsLoc
>>>> This handler works as expect excepted for one thing: it seems that
>>>> dragging the tools palette by it's title bar, give no time to the RR
>>>> engine. So during the drag, nothing is intercepted by the
>>>> scanForRevToolsLoc handler. It performs only when the user release the
>>>> mouse on the palette.
>>>> Is it possible to have something more in "real time"?
>>>> TIA
>>> I reply myself to this old message I sent. I agree that is a bad
>>> habit, but that is the fault of Richmond!
> Richmond,
>> Molluscan humour?
> Have you ever seen a slug smile, hum?
>> Now; down to business!
>> Do you mean that when you drag the revTools palette you want another
>> stack to follow it (e.g. 'glued to' one side)?
>> I have done this previously, having at one time had a supplementary
>> palettised stack with additional controls that followed the revTools
>> palette.
> I experimented that with a small color picker palette.
>> HOWEVER, there was a bit of lag-time and after a while I began to feel
>> seasick.
>> In that sort of situation you could probably get away with a few lines of
>> script in the revTools stack script such as:
>> on mouseDrag
>>   set the left of stack "myRubbish" to the right of stack "revTools"
>> end mouseDrag
> With no change in the revTools code, just by inserting a front script
> it seems possible to remove this lag-time.
> Here is the result of the code I sent:
> The Color Picker plugin will ask for an update.
> Could you confirm you have no lag-time after the update?

No, unfortunately I cannot; there is a significantly reduced lag-time
than before the update, but there still is a lag-time:

RR 4.5, Ubuntu 10.10

> Thanks!
> Best regards,

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