My sticky fingers

Dar Scott Consulting dsc at swcp.com
Thu Jun 13 17:24:51 EDT 2019


This works for me on macOS Mojave 10.14.15 using LiveCode 9.0.4.  By "works", I mean it does some things that I think might be close to what you want.  I have a field named "test field" on a card and button to clear that. I hold down keys while the field does not have the focus.  I would guess you can extend this to backspace.

local keyIsUp = true

on arrowKey k
   if keyIsUp then
      doSomething k
   end if
   put false into keyIsUp
   log "arrowKey" && k 
end arrowKey

on keyDown k
   if keyIsUp then
      doSomething k
   end if
   put false into keyIsUp
   log "keyDown" && k
end keyDown

on rawKeyUp
   put true into keyIsUp
   log "rawKeyUp" 
end rawKeyUp


command doSomething k
   log "did" && k
end doSomething


command log s
   put s & tab & the long seconds & lf after field "test field" of me
end log




> On Jun 10, 2019, at 11:02 AM, Richmond via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Many things may be worn out . . . certainly
> my patience is wearing a bit thin when I cannot
> stop a command repeating itself because an end-user has got his/her finger
> stuck on an arrowkey.
> 
> Richmond.
> 
> On 10.06.19 19:40, JB via use-livecode wrote:
>> The keyboard might be worn out.
>> 
>> JB
>> 
>> 
>>> On Jun 10, 2019, at 8:05 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> This sounds like the system's key repeat rate is set too fast.
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>>> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
>>> On June 10, 2019 3:44:57 AM Richmond via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Everyyyyyyytttttime I try tooooooooo typppppe
>>>> sooooommmmmethhhhing myyyy fffffinnnngerrrrrrs
>>>> ggggget stuuuuuuuck on the keeeeeys tooooo
>>>> long . . .
>>>> 
>>>> Especially in LiveCode (!)
>>>> 
>>>> So?
>>>> 
>>>> on keyDown
>>>>  do something
>>>>  get me the hell out of this so it doesn't happen more than once
>>>> end keyDown
>>>> 
>>>> ?
>>>> 
>>>> Richmond.
>>>> 
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