jacque wrote:Sounds similar. If you follow the thread to the end, Mark Wieder had a sequence of steps that fixed it.
I think Jacque was referring to this post
Mark Wieder via use-livecode Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:38:34 -0700 wrote:
On 07/18/2017 10:59 PM, Ali Lloyd via use-livecode wrote: wrote:
Do your keyboard shortcuts work Mark? You could use Ctrl+M to pop open the
message box, and set the backdrop to none, then toggle it on and off via
the View menu, then hopefully it should be gone from your preferences.
Interesting. That didn't work for me, but the following did:
.. launch LC9
.. get a completely gray screen
.. alt-tab my way to LiveCode
.. now the menubar and other palettes are in front of the backdrop
.. disable the backdrop to set the preference
so everything's there, it's just that the backdrop is in front of all other windows and it's not passing (keyboard) events through.
Jacque herself had an interesting tidbit in that thread,
J. Landman Gay via use-livecode Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:27:21 -0700 wrote:
Don't know if it helps, but I didn't see this behavior. I frequently turn on the backdrop when screen sharing and turn it off later. I wonder if the problem only occurs if there is no preference set yet?
What I take this to mean is that if you have an earlier version which set preferences installed (not sure which vers. prefs 9 might also use? 7x? 8x? ) where you had turned off the backdrop, then installed 9 that has the problem, the issue doesn't present itself.
So in that one thread there were actually 2 ways to try to work around it. Since your telling us Mark's didn't solve it (setting it in 9's prefs), perhaps just removing everything one more time, including the prefs files, then installing an older working version, setting the pref, (making sure backdrop off seting works), and installing 9 after that will ?
Sounds like a right pita, but I am sure we've all seen or dealt with worse, I know I have.