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by DavidF.
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old tips = new tricks
Replies: 49
Views: 2428

Re: Old tips = new tricks

hi Bogs, works fine here on 9.0.2. Useful resource!

DavidF.
by DavidF.
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Livecode 9.0.1 Community for Windows IDE stuttering
Replies: 15
Views: 1491

Re: Livecode 9.0.1 Community for Windows IDE stuttering

Thanks Bogs, strange to say I had never noticed those options before, I will try them out.

-- DavidF.
by DavidF.
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Livecode 9.0.1 Community for Windows IDE stuttering
Replies: 15
Views: 1491

Re: Livecode 9.0.1 Community for Windows IDE stuttering

To clarify - I'm not talking about "speed" in the how-many-ticks-a-loop-takes sense. (Just mentioning this in the context of the talk there's been about comparing different LC versions in that sense of "speed"). I mean just speed of typing within the IDE. Other people have mentioned slowness in the ...
by DavidF.
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Livecode 9.0.1 Community for Windows IDE stuttering
Replies: 15
Views: 1491

Re: Livecode 9.0.1 Community for Windows IDE stuttering

I'll throw in my own experience here for what it's worth, to confirm what those above and on other threads have said. Using 9.01 stable, Community, on Windows 7 and 8 variously. Slow downs mainly experienced in script editor, message box and dictionary, to the point of unusability. This has not just...
by DavidF.
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Changing size of images in groups
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Changing size of images in groups

Locking the size doesn't prevent you from either manually resizing the images or doing it through code, which, while I'm sure you know this, is being stated for others that might not but come along later :wink: well... but setting lockLoc = true would stop me manually resizing it, wouldn't it? In t...
by DavidF.
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Changing size of images in groups
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Changing size of images in groups

Thanks Klaus! You know in the back of my mind I know this is how you have to do it, yet I always seem to hope to find a way round it.

It feels particularly aggravating somehow when you're working with a group and trying to get everything arranged as you want it.

-- DavidF.
by DavidF.
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Changing size of images in groups
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Changing size of images in groups

hi, I have created a group made up of various images. I have made changes to the original dimensions of these images. However as soon as I place them into the group, they snap back to their original size. Also any changes I make to them while in the group, don't stick - as soon as I come out of "Edi...
by DavidF.
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is old is new again...
Replies: 36
Views: 5599

Re: What is old is new again...

Can I put in a few words on this topic as a newcomer to LiveCode -- no longer an absolute beginner but still taking my first steps. My reaction on seeing what LC 2.x had to offer by way of help and tutorials was "wow that's amazing" and "if only that was available in current LiveCode". And a feeling...
by DavidF.
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Files vs. Stacks
Replies: 42
Views: 3382

Re: Files vs. Stacks

The scripting conference stacks are great, I've been working my way through them. The one on controls has been especially useful. BYU - didn't find them a good place to start, will go back to them now I've got more understanding. That MC stack though - that's MetaCard right? Can I go through it trea...
by DavidF.
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Files vs. Stacks
Replies: 42
Views: 3382

Re: Files vs. Stacks

I am getting the sense that the solution to the problem is to just use the LC settings to turn the problem off. So I will now have "destroy stack" set to true for all new stacks. The problem is that to a beginner it all seems so esoteric. "Destroy" sounds bad or at least destructive. Surely I should...
by DavidF.
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Files vs. Stacks
Replies: 42
Views: 3382

Re: Files vs. Stacks

Just keep in mind there are some caveats with cloning stacks as well, for instance, when your projects get more complicated, you might have substacks of your mainstack. Those would not be cloned with the mainstack Thanks - I am strictly at the "single stack" stage of learning at the moment but I wi...
by DavidF.
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Files vs. Stacks
Replies: 42
Views: 3382

Re: Files vs. Stacks

The other "conceptual difficulty" that intersects with this namespace one is the question of what actually is opened or closed. Ie the notion of "closed but remaining in memory" I set all stacks I make now to close out completely, unless they are system utilities or are monitoring system utilities....
by DavidF.
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Files vs. Stacks
Replies: 42
Views: 3382

Re: Files vs. Stacks

The other "conceptual difficulty" that intersects with this namespace one is the question of what actually is opened or closed. Ie the notion of "closed but remaining in memory", which is also one that I will have to become more familiar with. It's this intersection that I think has resulted in thin...
by DavidF.
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Files vs. Stacks
Replies: 42
Views: 3382

Re: Files vs. Stacks

When I create a new stack here, the first one is titled "Untitled 1". If I close it and make another, the second is titled "Untitled 2". Can you give us a recipe to reproduce what you're seeing? Ermm... You're quite right of course, the behaviour is as you describe. Now I've checked my notes I see ...
by DavidF.
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Files vs. Stacks
Replies: 42
Views: 3382

Files vs. Stacks

hi, Is there anywhere that gives a good, succinct overview of the relationship in LiveCode between files and stacks? Lately I’ve been getting those cryptic Purge/Save/Cancel messages and though I’m not sure what exactly is going on I do know I’ve been losing quite a bit of work. The impression I’m g...

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