IDE oddities (was Re: Error Messages Are Evil)

Dar Scott dsc at
Thu May 15 20:20:02 EDT 2014

Yeah, I was aware of that, but never tried it.  I’m afraid I’d get very confused.  I should be brave.

Also, I’m greedy and want both.  I’ll try what you suggest and see if that is too greedy.

Dar Scott Consulting
dsc at
Helping LiveCode programers with Externals and Libraries

On May 15, 2014, at 5:23 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at> wrote:

> On 5/15/14, 12:59 PM, Dar Scott wrote:
>> It is awkward to move off the keyboard while editing a script to
>> hover over a control in the Object Inspector waiting for it to take
>> so I can see the name of the property.
> You can select go the the General pane in preferences, look for "Property labels are:" at the top, and select "Name of LiveCode property". Then you won't have to wait for a tool tip.
> Personally I think the native property names should be shown by default. New users will learn scripting much faster if the real names are always displayed, and if they wonder what a property does, the tooltip hover will display the "plain English" description as a cue.
> Basically, whichever option is selected in prefs, the tooltip shows the other one.
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