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by Tony
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Forum clean-up?
Replies: 17
Views: 2249

Re: Forum clean-up?

As a new user, I always found the forum structure to be overwhelming because I was interested in lurking and learning from the full range of discussion. Narrow subject areas weren't that meaningful to me (and they still aren't), and hopping around among them was very unsatisfying. Then, following a ...
by Tony
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Feature Proposals
Topic: "Hide Others" in Mac version
Replies: 8
Views: 2836

Re: "Hide Others" in Mac version

I reported it.

It's been that way since the first version of Revolution I ever tried, 10 years ago (or more?). It would warm this old copy editor's heart to see it corrected.

Tony
by Tony
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Feature Proposals
Topic: "Hide Others" in Mac version
Replies: 8
Views: 2836

Re: "Hide Others" in Mac version

Thanks, Klaus. I'll do that.

I have always assumed (based on little knowledge of how these things work) that, as you suggest, the OS controls how that menu displays. Which is why it has always perplexed me that LiveCode differs from every other Mac application.

Tony
by Tony
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Feature Proposals
Topic: "Hide Others" in Mac version
Replies: 8
Views: 2836

"Hide Others" in Mac version

In the Mac version of LiveCode, would it be possible to get the "o" in "Hide others" in the LiveCode menu capitalized? Revolution/LiveCode is the only Mac application I've ever seen that doesn't have both words of that menu item capitalized.

Tony
by Tony
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Calculate the number of rows in a scrolling field
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Re: Calculate the number of rows in a scrolling field

Do any of these help: the "textHeightSum". the "textHieght". the number of lines of fld "yourField", the "formattedText" Also. the "effective" keyword. Also watch out for fields with dontWrap set to "true". This is where the formattedText is invaluable With these and other tools, you can set the se...
by Tony
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Calculate the number of rows in a scrolling field
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Calculate the number of rows in a scrolling field

Is there a way to calculate the total number of rows a body of text takes up in a field? Or perhaps the total "height," in pixels, of all of the text in a scrolling field? I'm trying to mimic the typewriter-scrolling effect used in some writing apps (such as Scrivener) that keeps the cursor in the m...
by Tony
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A Hypertalk puzzle - The Winkler test
Replies: 7
Views: 2834

Re: A Hypertalk puzzle - The Winkler test

dunbarx wrote:
What LC needs is a Danny Goodman; a single reference work that covers it all.
Every time I launch LiveCode, I have this same thought.
by Tony
Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Place insertion point in a specified field on newCard
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Place insertion point in a specified field on newCard

I'm sure this is simple, but I've been searching the forums for the past half hour and can't find an answer. Is there a way to make the cursor/insertion point show up in a specific field every time a new card is created? Basically, I've got a background that will be placed on every card, and that ba...

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