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by Simon Knight
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: MDFind not 'seeing' one of the attached drives
Replies: 19
Views: 1782

Re: MDFind not 'seeing' one of the attached drives

Hi bogs,

Yes I agree. Unfortunately 1Tb takes around 6 to 8 hours to back up so I have not bothered.

best wishes

Simon
by Simon Knight
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: MDFind not 'seeing' one of the attached drives
Replies: 19
Views: 1782

Re: MDFind not 'seeing' one of the attached drives

Yes ! It seems that mdfind on my powerbook is unable to see one of my external USB hard drives. I have tried all sorts of web published solutions including having spotlight to reindex the drive but it remains dark. As a test I placed a textedit file named ZZZXXXZZZ.rtf on the drive and another TTTYY...
by Simon Knight
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: MDFind not 'seeing' one of the attached drives
Replies: 19
Views: 1782

Re: MDFind not 'seeing' one of the attached drives

Richard, I'm tempted to say be careful what you wish for but here goes. I have attached my stack in an archive. The purpose of the stack is to aid the migration of media files from a collection of smaller drives to a new large capacity drive. It simply takes a file on the source and tries to find it...
by Simon Knight
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: MDFind not 'seeing' one of the attached drives
Replies: 19
Views: 1782

Re: MDFind not 'seeing' one of the attached drives

Hi Bogs, If I'm reading this right, your saying that from the OS terminal, you can't find this drive either? No not quite; I can CD to the drive and list its contents. I have issued commands found on the internet that force the drive to be indexed and terminal reports that the drive is being indexed...
by Simon Knight
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: MDFind not 'seeing' one of the attached drives
Replies: 19
Views: 1782

Re: MDFind not 'seeing' one of the attached drives

Is the skipped drive excluded from indexing in Spotlight's prefs?
No, there are no exclusions set.
by Simon Knight
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: MDFind not 'seeing' one of the attached drives
Replies: 19
Views: 1782

MDFind not 'seeing' one of the attached drives

I'm trying to use mdfind via a shell script from my app. I have four USB drives attached and mounted on the desktop. When I run the terminal command mdfind movies the results only show files on three of the drives plus my user. It seems that for some reason one of the drives is being ignored. This r...
by Simon Knight
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: iconGravity
Replies: 23
Views: 2089

Re: iconGravity

#Bogs - Yes and more:
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I need all the help I can get.
by Simon Knight
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: iconGravity
Replies: 23
Views: 2089

Re: iconGravity

So form a focus group..... I offer two thoughts on the property pane : 1) Check boxes should only refer to boolean properties of the selected object. This will prevent idiots like me from trying to set a property only to discover much later that I have created a custom property by accident. 2) A but...
by Simon Knight
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Ah the use list ...
Replies: 59
Views: 4060

Re: Ah the use list ...

Oooo! This thread was a little warm in places; and there I was expecting a discussion on how people use the use-list. First I'm not sure why this was posted in "complete beginners" as "talking livecode" seems more logical to me. Which leads me to my first point, does the forum has to many sections, ...
by Simon Knight
Wed May 29, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Groups an attempt at understanding.
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Groups an attempt at understanding.

Thank you both for your clear explanations and experimentation. Delete Group: I can now confirm that the delete group line of code works without the complication of using the send command. However, at the time of writing my first post it failed. I guess that the IDE was in an odd state at the time. ...
by Simon Knight
Mon May 27, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Groups an attempt at understanding.
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Groups an attempt at understanding.

In a recent post I mentioned that I struggled to understand how some of the more advanced features of a LC group worked. So in an attempt to gain some insight I have created a stack that allows some properties of a simple group to be toggled on and off. The group comprises eight LC graphic objects w...
by Simon Knight
Mon May 27, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Using "of me" fails to throw an error - is this expected?
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Using "of me" fails to throw an error - is this expected?

I copied a line of script from a card into a button. The script referred to a group on the card and could/should not work in the button: answer "Location is now :" & the loc of group "viewergroup" of me When run in the card it returns the location of the group. However, when run from a button on the...
by Simon Knight
Wed May 22, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Design philosophy of a Custom Control.
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Design philosophy of a Custom Control.

Jacque, Thats a brilliant solution - why didn't I think of that ? I have followed your advice and created an initialise routine in the group script: on preOpenControl ## Sent before the group is displayed PhotoViewerInitialise end preOpenControl On PhotoViewerInitialise ## Handler updates the paths ...
by Simon Knight
Tue May 21, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Design philosophy of a Custom Control.
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Design philosophy of a Custom Control.

Re Library Stacks.

I don't think that they are applicable here as each component would still require code to call the scripts in the library. Also any library scripts would have to be told the identity of the calling object which might be a challenge.

best wishes

Simon

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