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by jmk_phd
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Split-screen for Script Editor
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Split-screen for Script Editor

bogs -- Thanks so much for your lead! Richmond's solution -- to which you pointed me -- may not be elegant, but it is functional. Two independently scrollable script editor windows displaying the same script works just fine for my purposes. This workaround will save me a great deal of time and frust...
by jmk_phd
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Split-screen for Script Editor
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Split-screen for Script Editor

My #1 feature request is to have a horizontal split-screen in the script editor window, akin to what is available in MS Word and Excel apps, so that different segments of the code can be viewed simultaneously. When a stack script gets upwards of 600-800 lines and includes multiple handlers, it's rea...
by jmk_phd
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Notarizing Apps for macOS Catalina
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Notarizing Apps for macOS Catalina

I've read that under the new macOS Catalina, Apple has given a short reprieve -- until January 2020 -- for applications distributed *outside* the Apple Store to run without current notarization. Inasmuch as LC is an interpreted language, I assume that most of our code is just text, so that it's up t...
by jmk_phd
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Cross-platform stack files
Replies: 19
Views: 1240

Re: Cross-platform stack files

Thanks all for your support and suggestions for stress reduction. As a psychologist, I taught university-based stress-management courses for nearly 20 years, so the squeeze-bag and hollering at one's spouse alternatives are very familiar, albeit mostly ineffective. My own solution in this case has b...
by jmk_phd
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Cross-platform stack files
Replies: 19
Views: 1240

Re: Cross-platform stack files

My thanks to everyone for helping to troubleshoot the corrupted datafile stack. The problem turns out to have been far more mundane and tangential to LiveCode itself: The client had tampered with the structure of the stack file. I’ve finally received this email reply to my inquiries: I must have mes...
by jmk_phd
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Cross-platform stack files
Replies: 19
Views: 1240

Re: Cross-platform stack files

My thanks to all. I'm very much aware that you're volunteering your time here. In reply to forum member "bogs" : You are entirely right that I ought not rule out the possibility that the stack file simply was corrupted in transit. The client employs a university mail server that can be a bit flakey....
by jmk_phd
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Cross-platform stack files
Replies: 19
Views: 1240

Re: Cross-platform stack files

Richard -- Thanks for your reply. In fairness to Craig, I should've been more explicit that while the app works fine on *each* platform, I've never before tried to open a datafile stack created in the Win version on a Mac (or vice versa). (Inasmuch as these datafiles contain confidential information...
by jmk_phd
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Cross-platform stack files
Replies: 19
Views: 1240

Cross-platform stack files

My cross-platform (Mac/Win) app saves a datafile generated by the app as a LC stack file, which can be opened/read later to generate a report of the results. It's worked fine on each platform for over a year. However, a client just sent me a datafile stack generated on a Win computer that can't be r...
by jmk_phd
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Taskbar/notifications issue
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Taskbar/notifications issue

Update: The colleague who volunteered to stress-test the Windows version of my app reports that in fact the unwanted taskbar pop-up occurs even when not connected to the internet. I've since learned that unwanted taskbar pop-ups have been vexing Windows users since the introduction of Windows 10. As...
by jmk_phd
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Taskbar/notifications issue
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Taskbar/notifications issue

Thanks, SparkOut. I'd considered using systemWindow for my cross-platform app, but the LC dictionary entry states that this has no effect in macOS. (Curiously, a respondent to the corresponding entry on the LC Wiki claimed that this was not so, at least for an older version of macOS.) Before I compl...
by jmk_phd
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Taskbar/notifications issue
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Taskbar/notifications issue

My cross-platform Mac/Win app displays a series of geometric figures (white on a black background). To each item the test subject must respond by pressing a number key 1 through 4. (All other keys are ignored.) In order to emulate the original 1940s version of the test and avoid distraction, in the ...
by jmk_phd
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Future of LC?
Replies: 44
Views: 5492

Future of LC?

Today I received yet another email offer to add two more years to my Indy subscription for the price of one. I've already extended my subscription past 2020, which -- given my age -- may already outlast me. Back in the early 1990s I adopted the Prograph IDE -- from a company out of Nova Scotia -- to...
by jmk_phd
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Valid locations saving pref files
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: Valid locations saving pref files

Hi AxWald -- Thanks much for your feedback. If the problem using specialFolderPath(35) persists, I definitely will give your approach a try. Your code snippet is yet another important reminder to include scrupulous error-checking in my code. All too easy simply to assume that a routine will work as ...
by jmk_phd
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Valid locations saving pref files
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: Valid locations saving pref files

You wrote: I don't think it should be a user-set security problem, possibly the user account you have signed in as only has guest access rights, but I'd have thought you would have noticed other restrictions already. You give me too much credit. Although I've been programming for the Mac since the i...
by jmk_phd
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Valid locations saving pref files
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: Valid locations saving pref files

Hi, SparkOut -- Thanks much for confirming that Windows already restricts write access to the "Program Files" directory. I had in fact already employed your recommended specialFolderPath(35) in my original code in the case that the platform function returned "Win32". This failed. However, when I rew...

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