Zygodact queries

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed Apr 4 18:00:53 EDT 2018

Hi Graham, nice to hear from you.

The first issue with the malformed text is related to a thread on the 
mailing list where a bug was discussed; plain text copied to the 
clipboard would generate styled versions all by itself, and that's what 
gets pasted. Brian Milby wrote a bug fix for that which appears in LC 
9.0 so if you recompile with that engine it might solve the problem. It 
does rely on the copied text being plain text only, so your idea to 
distribute serial keys as plain-text mail is probably a good one.

The inactive Register button is a known issue. The activation of the 
button depends on a keydown message so if the user pastes the key, no 
message is sent. Hitting any key -- arrow keys, space key, etc. -- is 
the workaround for now. I haven't quite figured out why it sometimes 
works on my Mac and not on some other machines; it may be a Windows 
issue but I haven't nailed it down yet. It doesn't happen to everyone.

Hope that sheds some light,


On 4/4/18 4:37 PM, Graham Samuel via use-livecode wrote:
> Hi Jacque
> It’s a long time since I wrote to you about Zygodact, but I’m using it quite happily to support Art DiVito’s PointPlots app, which I know you contributed to some time ago.
> Zygodact works well, but there are a couple of small issues. I realise this is all ancient history to you, but I wonder if you have any comments:
> 1. When the user pastes in the user name (their email address) and the licence code generated by Zygodact, the paste isn’t “plain text” - I suppose it’s whatever size and style the email which we sent to the user generates. The result is that often, especially on Windows for some reason, the code looks large and lumpy and somewhat overflows the frame of the dialog box one pastes into.
> 2. On the Mac version, when one pastes in the code, sometimes the “register” button doesn’t activate (sometimes it does, but I can’t understand the difference between the two cases). If one presses for example the right-arrow key, then it does. Of course it’s trivial to explain this to users, but can you think why this happens?
> I suppose I can solve (1) by making sure our emails - which come via FastSpring - are actually plain text. Would you recommend this?
> Be assured that there are no show-stoppers here, but I’d like to see your comments, if any.
> Thanks in advance
> Graham
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