Insertion point problems

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Tue Jun 23 19:35:05 EDT 2015

On a Mac, I opened two stacks, one with a button, one with a field. I palletized the first stack, then set the insertion point in the field in the second one. Clicking the button in the palletized stack still causes the field on the second stack to lose focus. 

I don’t think there is a way to change this behavior. The workaround that comes to my mind is to have an exitField handler in the field which saves the selection in a property or global variable that the palette stack can access. Alternatively you could have an exitField handler inserted as a front script when the palette opens, so that the selection can be saved somewhere. 

That is how I would go about this. 

Bob S

> On Jun 23, 2015, at 15:06 , J. Landman Gay <jacque at> wrote:
> On 6/23/2015 4:49 PM, dfepstein at wrote:
>> I want a menu button in a palette to paste the clipboard's contents
>> to the topStack at the selectedChunk.  This works if the
>> selectedChunk actually includes some hilited text ("char 1 to 4..."),
>> but not if the selectedChunk is an insertion point ("char 4 to
>> 3...").  In the second case, but not in the first, the insertion
>> point disappears and the selectedChunk property loses its value when
>> a palette button is pressed, so the paste fails.
> This looks like a bug to me. If selectedchunk is valid in one case, it should also be valid in the other.
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