Cursed by insertions

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Sun Feb 27 14:42:09 EST 2011

On 02/27/2011 09:00 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> On 2/27/11 3:30 AM, Richmond wrote:
>> Having made a jazzy cursor for my text field I am wondering if there is
>> possibly a way where, after an insertion point has been decided on, the
>> cursor can remain with the insertion point unless the user moves it.
>> The problem is this:
>> The user is jigging back and forth between the textField in the Livecode
>> stack and some other app, and every time they come back to the stack the
>> cursor has moved.
> You can use the selectedloc to find where the insertion point is. But 
> the cursor is never supposed to be controlled by an app, it is 
> independent of any particular program and should always be under the 
> user's control. I don't know of any other app that sets the cursor for 
> the user that way. I wouldn't do it if I were you, it breaks all HIGs 
> on all OSs.
Thank you! That's great: it is just what I need as "ammunition" against 
someone who
doesn't quite understand that the CURSOR should NOT play the same role 

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