richmond62 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:22 am
you are just not devious and bone headed enough
Now the question is whether I should take that as a compliment or an insult.
Well, it wasn't meant as either, more like self reflection. I was told by many people that playing with Mc wasn't worth the time, energy, or a number of other things, but I am so obtuse as to make a circle appear sharp by comparison. You, by comparison, are not
About the only thing I still have left in my favor is an overwhelming curiosity (my wife calls it something else and doesn't say it in a nice way most times
), so when I see something that was available and isn't anymore, I go look for why. Most other people just take it as face value. I think that is fine and probably safer in the long term, remind me some day to tell you about the first tv I took apart without knowing what I was doing
In any case, now that you have found it, just move it somewhere nice and only set its visibility to true when that tab is selected, and your there
jacque wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:29 am
If the app is built to receive out-of-app input, it would have an Applescript dictionary (Mac) or whatever Windows uses (is it still VB?) If it doesn't invite outside input then the OS will put up it's barriers for safety's sake. I don't think I'd want it any other way.
I completely agree with that, but I suspect there is a way, similar to the way that the Os'es own virt. kb works. Otherwise, the app could shut out the Os'es virt kb and then where would you be? I also tend to doubt that the Os'es virt kb is part and parcel to the Os, just for the reasons you mentioned earlier, custom virt kb's are all over the place and they seem to send text to apps just fine.
The question then becomes a matter of 'how'. I can't do the things I would have done in Delphi (FPC today), because as Richard mentions, Lc doesn't reach quite deep enough into the guts of an Os, but the Os itself provides apis that can be tapped. I'll skip widgets though, since I don't tend to play in the later versions.
As I said earlier, I may well fail (that happens a lot). It is of no consequence in my life other than as a curiosity, but it is fun to think over in my vanishingly rare moments of free time available at the moment