Complete Crash or Engine Hang: which is better?

Andrew at MidWest Coast Media andrew at
Thu Apr 29 12:33:34 EDT 2021

I have an app that put’s a lot of text into a variable (an entire web page worth of HTML) that if I copy from the breakpoint inspector in the Script Editor and paste into Dreamweaver (for a quick preview) the text appears as what appears to be Chinese. My workaround is to paste that into a Text Only document in TextEdit, then copy THAT text from TextEdit and paste into Dreamweaver.

Does the Edit > Paste Unformatted still render as the previous RTF?

—Andrew Bell

> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 15:19:48 +0100
> From: Mark Smith <marksmithhfx at>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at>
> Subject: Re: Complete Crash or Engine Hang: which is better?
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> Hi Craig,
> Yes, unusable from the perspective of changing the font size, boldness, underline, italics etc  (alignment still works). The field still accepts text, I just can?t edit the style anymore. Also, bizarrely, if I remove the pasted text and just type in it directly I still have the same deficit. In other words, the field is knackered. I have to delete it and create a new one if I want to do any edits to the format. Also, this happens if I grab a label and just paste text from TextEdit into the contents window. Same effect. 
> It certainly has been persisting ever since I noticed it a few days ago. Not sure I ever pasted text from TextEdit before so hard to say how long this has been an issue. None of this is reproducible with Atom. Just with TextEdit (v 1.15). LC 9.6.1 on Catalina 10.15.7
> Mark

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