LiveCode 8.2.0 DP-1 Dropping Keystrokes in IDE

Monte Goulding monte at
Sun Sep 17 20:44:33 EDT 2017

Hi Scott

This will obviously need to be fixed before we can go to RC. The only reason I can think for dropped keystrokes is if the windows engine somehow ignores them if it’s busy so the messages aren’t sent. I’ll need to see what Mark thinks on that. However, regardless of that we will need to make sure there’s nothing blocking typing. In theory it shouldn’t be autocomplete as it doesn’t do anything unless you haven’t been typing for 200 milliseconds, however, it’s obviously some change I’ve made...

A couple of questions:

- did you notice any dropped keystrokes in earlier versions and it’s just worse or is this something completely new for you?
- do you feel like it got gradually worse over the 10 minutes to the point of being unusable or do you think it was consistently bad all the way through



> On 18 Sep 2017, at 9:58 am, RunRevPlanet via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> I install 8.2.0 DP-1 with great excitement and anticipation.
> 10 minutes into using it I find it is regularly dropping keystrokes when working
> in the Script Editor.
> Close all other programs on the desktop, still happening.
> I use a wireless keyboard keyboard, so giving LiveCode the benefit of the doubt,
> put in a fresh pair of batteries. Still happening.
> OK, connect my trusty Logitech USB wired keyboard and reboot Windows and start
> up LiveCode 8.2.0 DP-1.
> Carefully type the following in the Script Editor, using my 2 finger typing
> skills:
>  put 5 into item 1 of rectBuffer
> Looking up from the keyboard, this is what has been added my code:
>  put nto 3 ectfer
> Anticipating, the chorus of "Works fine for me!" Contemplate setting up video
> camera to show what is happening.
> Decide that I have already wasted more than enough time this morning, and simply
> feel like crying.
> The End.

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