lock screen gotcha revisited

jonathandlynch at gmail.com jonathandlynch at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 11:15:01 EDT 2017

Hi Bob - just an idea for a progress indicator - you could advance a progress indicator through a browser widget. This would work even when the screen is locked, allowing you to show progress while not having unlock and lock each time.

The widget requires a fair bit of overhead, so that might not be ideal, but it would work perfectly.

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> On Aug 21, 2017, at 11:08 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Yup. My troubles came when I had a handler unlock the screen 5 times straight and I do not lock the screen to that many levels. It still did no unlock the screen, so now it may be that one handler cannot unlock another handler's lock screen, which I was unaware of. 
> Bob S
>> On Aug 18, 2017, at 18:37 , Mark Wieder via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> On 08/18/2017 03:50 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
>>> Hard to say. I'm almost done finding every place I lock the screen and adding an unlock screen in the same handler.
>> And that, of course, is the best procedure. Locking/unlocking the screen works on sort of a reference-counting approach. In general, locking the screen increments a counter, unlocking the screen decrements it. When the counter reaches zero, the screen is unlocked and all the pending updates take place.
>> -- 
>> Mark Wieder
>> ahsoftware at gmail.com
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