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by FourthWorld
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: HTML5
Topic: Can I tab text in a field
Replies: 9
Views: 55

Re: Can I tab text in a field

Sounds like the browser is eating the tab keyboard message. May warrant a bug report.
by FourthWorld
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: HTML5
Topic: Can I tab text in a field
Replies: 9
Views: 55

Re: Can I tab text in a field

thatkeith wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:05 pm
Hmm. Tried it in the field script and I'm afraid it doesn't work. :-/
That is a strange anomaly; I've used that snippet at least a hundred times over the years.

Which LC version, and which OS?
by FourthWorld
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: HTML5
Topic: Can I tab text in a field
Replies: 9
Views: 55

Re: Can I tab text in a field

Code: Select all

on tabKey
   put tab into the selection
end tabKey
by FourthWorld
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Delete stack problem
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Delete stack problem

Be sure to use delete only on mainstacks. And probably best after first closing all substacks. Beyond that we'd need to see the code, or better, a simplified example that exhi the problem.

What do you do with these script reports?
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another way of assessing LiveCode
Replies: 30
Views: 506

Re: Another way of assessing LiveCode

richmond62 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:47 pm
I think that Scratch belongs to a different universe to SuperCard, LiveCode, HyperNext and so on.

I have tried it with children and quickly reverted to Turtle Graphics insofar as I felt that with Turtle Graphics...
Have you used Jim Hurley's Turtle Graphics for LiveCode?
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another way of assessing LiveCode
Replies: 30
Views: 506

Re: Another way of assessing LiveCode

richmond62 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:36 pm
No-one is going to learn programming with HyperStudio.
What do you think of Scratch?
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another way of assessing LiveCode
Replies: 30
Views: 506

Re: Another way of assessing LiveCode

leaving most of the menu bar for my own app's menus Of course your comments are made from the position of a well-established and highly competent xTalk programmer and not from someone like 9 year old Ivan just starting out in the world. True, usability and learnability are not always compatible goa...
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another way of assessing LiveCode
Replies: 30
Views: 506

Re: Another way of assessing LiveCode

I also LOVED SuperEdit and I really never used the "Runtime Editor" in my (few) SC years! You and I are like twin sons of different mothers. :) Given SuperEdit for layout, I loved that SuperCard's Runtime Editor had three modes: full, palette, and menu. Being exclusively Mac, where there's only one...
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another way of assessing LiveCode
Replies: 30
Views: 506

Re: Another way of assessing LiveCode

openInBoth.png We opened it is Supercard and SuperEdit at the same time so we could do the old Compare-&-Contrast thing. Open in Supercard on the left. Open in SuperEdit on the right. At which point I thought, "Where's the WYSIWYG ?" Have you considered the possibility that there are two editing en...
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another way of assessing LiveCode
Replies: 30
Views: 506

Re: Another way of assessing LiveCode

dropD1.png This thread seemed like a good excuse to catch up with Mark Lucas, the lead engineer for SuperCard. He drew my attention to the "Script Hierarchy" submenu. Check it out. He's got instant access to everything in the message path there, with the object you've selected at the top. I did sug...
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Windows 7 Alias to folder: treated as a doc
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Windows 7 Alias to folder: treated as a doc

Confirmed here on Win10 as well, though it works as expected on Ubuntu 14.04. Thanks for filing the report.
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Make Windows look like Mac
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Make Windows look like Mac

mwieder wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:56 am
It's important not to make Windows standalones look ugly.

Otherwise people would go out and buy real computers. :P






<ducking> :shock:
One of the advantages of being old: after NeXT everything looks ugly. ;)
by FourthWorld
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another way of assessing LiveCode
Replies: 30
Views: 506

Re: Another way of assessing LiveCode

That's not SuperCard's script editor. It may not be, but it is what end-user's are most likely to pick up on via a drop-down menu. dropD1.png If THIS is the scriptEditor , then it is not as obvious: scriptThing.png usability.jpg What did they say when you noted this SuperCard issue in the SuperCard...
by FourthWorld
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another way of assessing LiveCode
Replies: 30
Views: 506

Re: Another way of assessing LiveCode

The SuperCard scriptEditor is far, far better than the LiveCode one if you don't want to think or have any freedom of moving. While I can see that it might be a good thing, rather like PowerPoint is a good thing for people who like slide-shows, it makes SuperCard look like a plastic bath-toy, while...
by FourthWorld
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Make Windows look like Mac
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Make Windows look like Mac

I wrote a similar question to Bruce Tognazzini a few years ago. He advised me to focus instead on consistency of my app designs with the conventions of the host OS. He has strong feelings about macOS, of course, having designed so much of its core paradigms. He feels it offers many advantages, often...

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