LC905rc1 Standalone Weirdness with External Stacks

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Jun 28 14:08:41 EDT 2019


Paul Dupuis wrote:

 > We have an app we're porting to LC9 (currently doing internal beta
 > builds under LC9.0.5rc1) that we're seeing some weirdness when
 > external stacks are opened by the standalone.
 >
 > This is happening under OSX. We've not seen it (so far) under Windows,
 > but most of our initial QA testing is done under OSX.
 >
 > When the standalone opens the external stack (which could be in an
 > older stack file format), when the mouse is in the external stack
 > window, LiveCode thinks the mouse is about 30-40 pixels ABOVE where
 > the mouse actual is.
 >
 > It does not happen in the main stack or substacks of the standalone,
 > just in external stacks and, worse, it is intermittent, which means
 > making a recipe to report the bug to LiveCode, Ltd, difficult.

- macOS only
- shifting vertically only
- by what sounds like the height of a menu bar group

I would check the menuBar property of those stacks.

Also, generally better when doing layout stuff to work with card 
coordinates rather than stack coordinates, as the latter may be shorter 
than the former if a menuBar group is active on macOS.

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  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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