Bug 20117: new rc2 sets a backdrop, and preferences for same

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Wed Jul 19 07:04:52 EDT 2017

As Mark Waddingham expressed, it was only a test.  At least it wasn't
tested in a GM release.  All the fuss about it making LC unusable is a

Matthias gave me an idea, so I made a small stack containing the image
which is applied to my desktop as a background, and I saved that to my
plugins folder.  EASY way to clean the desktop of icon mess!!!

This would be a great standard menu item: "Use my desktop image as


On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 6:54 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> *Chacun à son gôut mais à ce ,o,ent c'est pas un choix!
> Je voudrais un digestif.
> Richmond.
> *
> On 7/19/17 1:17 pm, Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode wrote:
>> Me too. Especially when my desktop is once again messy. And that happens
>> quite often.
>> The backdrop function in LC even made me write a little tool which does
>> something similar and layers over the whole desktop to hide the mess. Very
>> useful when i demonstrate something to others on my computer.
>> Matthias
>> Matthias Rebbe
>> +49 5741 310000
>> ‌matthiasrebbe.eu <http://matthiasrebbe.eu/>‌
>> Am 19.07.2017 um 11:10 schrieb Roger Eller via use-livecode <
>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>>:
>>> Personally, I have always liked, and often used a light gray backdrop to
>>> minimize distractions from the OS.  It makes LiveCode feel more like a
>>> unified environment.
>>> ~Roger

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