Select an object in browse mode sending mouseup

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Tue Jul 27 12:19:48 EDT 2021

I haven't seen that exact problem but I have seen times where the tool 
palette show the edit tool but acts like the browse tool. When that happens 
I toggle it a couple of times and it resolves itself.

Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at
HyperActive Software |
On July 27, 2021 8:41:11 AM Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at> wrote:

> Is anyone else seeing this problem? I launch LiveCode, choose the pointer tool
> (double-check because of problems, active tool is definitely the pointer).
> Click on a button, with the intention of editing the script. The button is
> selected - dotted line, handles - but it is also sent a 'mouseup' message and
> it starts executing.
> I can edit the script - but when I save changes, there's a flash before it
> says "no errors" and sets the traffic light to green. After several times
> round this loop, I've discovered the flash is the IDE saying "can't set script
> while it is executing". So it keeps throwing away my changes - though I can't
> see this until I next open the script editor and find my changes are gone.
> This is compounded by some mystery in which LC continues to think the script
> is running when I don't think it is. This may be related to the fact that the
> script I'm working on makes a bunch of HTTP requests, so there might be some
> dodgy threading going on - but I'm not convinced.
> Once I'm in this situation, I'm not sure that I can get out of it, short of
> copying the text of my script out, quitting and re-launching LiveCode. And
> then sneaking up on my button to select it without clicking it!
> I have found the definitive way to find out whether changes have been saved,
> without just closing and discovering that they haven't: if I introduce a
> syntax error in the script, then press apply, then the "can't set script while
> it is executing" message stays around.
> Is this just me? I've just started working with this version (LC 9.6.2
> Community Plus) so it may be some unfortunate interaction with some bits of my
> ancient environment.
> TIA,
> Ben
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